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Salt water to wash your face?


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#Post 1 of 24 OFFLINE   fiji

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 08:58 PM

Hey, I was in class tonite and talking skincare, and a couple of girls said that salt water is good to wash your face with. anyone do this?
Does salt purify the pores? would table salt work?
Something to think about

#Post 2 of 24 OFFLINE   Retro-Violet

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 02:54 AM

well i know it dries your zits up. i leanred this by accident since the time i visited my extended family in iran, the water for the shower at my grandma's place was pretty much salt water.

it dried my skin out, but it made my zits i had on my face go away.

#Post 3 of 24 OFFLINE   erikaj35

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 04:42 AM

Salt water is known for drying out pimples. I also know this from personal experience. But it can also really dry out the rest of your skin. I guess it depends on what skin type you have. If someone has dry to normal skin I wouldn't recommend this. Maybe for oily skin it may actually be effective.

#Post 4 of 24 OFFLINE   magosienne

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 07:27 AM

i'm afraid it would be too drying for my skin, but you could try it once, see how it goes.

#Post 5 of 24 OFFLINE   Saja

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:51 AM

Which would help explain why my skin looks better in the summer....all that beach time.
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#Post 6 of 24 OFFLINE   aney

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 11:56 AM

yes salt water help against zits... but don't use it if your skin is dry it might dry it out to much!

#Post 7 of 24 OFFLINE   spef29

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 02:20 PM

Doctors always recommend that you gargle salt water if you have a sore throat, so perhaps the two are related...magical healing properties of salt!

#Post 8 of 24 OFFLINE   pretty_pink13

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 06:54 PM



I have used salt before and it made my face way too tight and it kinda stung. The results weren't what i was looking for either, it didn't dry up any pimples.

#Post 9 of 24 OFFLINE   TarteGal

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 09:36 PM

Hmmm I think I'd be too afraid to try this, I have sensitive skin

#Post 10 of 24 OFFLINE   lolly

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 07:53 PM

I often use opticians pH balanced saline as a toner

-You can barely taste the salt and it is very mild. I have never found it drying in comparison to any other toner [althouh it definately is not moisturising] I usually use only this is the morning because I don't like to strip my skin too much [also its dead cheap].

I would never make my own saline though!
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#Post 11 of 24 OFFLINE   Aniger86

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 07:41 AM

Originally Posted by spef29 View Post
Doctors always recommend that you gargle salt water if you have a sore throat, so perhaps the two are related...magical healing properties of salt!

Lol! It seems whatever happens, people always say use salt on it, like when I have an ulcer in my mouth, I'm recommended to rub it with salt to cure it. Haven't heard the salt water to wash face theory before, but it sounds neat if it dries up pimples!

#Post 12 of 24 OFFLINE   jed

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 06:13 AM

you can use sea salt soap as well, i saw it recommended even for sensitive and neurodermitic skin. i tried it and in the beginning it was very nice but eventually it became too drying...but i already have dry skin to start with, so i guess it could be very nice for oily skin

#Post 13 of 24 OFFLINE   Joliefilleici

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 11:05 PM

I would suggest a little sea salt with your water. Sea salt is purifying and tightens the skin. It can be a bit drying too.

#Post 14 of 24 OFFLINE   Adrienne

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 04:07 PM

I guess this wouldn't be too bad to try out on my skin once a week. i have really oily skin

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#Post 15 of 24 OFFLINE   xtiffanyx

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 04:18 PM

I had no idea about salt clearing up pimples...I don't think I could wash my face with salt water though. I have normal skin, but I feel like this would dry it out.

#Post 16 of 24 OFFLINE   purpleRain

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 04:58 PM

It would explain why my skin looked so great after one week vacation by the sea (swimming & sun of course)...
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#Post 17 of 24 OFFLINE   brewgrl

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 05:15 PM

I have only used salts for tired muscles, and scrubs, but for the body and not for the face.

#Post 18 of 24 OFFLINE   Aprill

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 05:19 PM

Imma try that...so can someone suggest to me what would be the best salt? I have alot of salt here, sea salt, kosher, regular, lol

#Post 19 of 24 OFFLINE   Killah Kitty

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 12:03 AM

I think sea salt would work the best. My skin is always in better condition if Im swimming in the ocean. Its just really drying and it also firms your skin, so make sure to use moisturizer after.

But now that I think of it, after swimming in the ocean, the first thing I liked to do when I got the chance was wash the salt off my face lol. Didn't feel comfortable on my dry skin...

#Post 20 of 24 OFFLINE   GaiaPoppy

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 01:21 PM

I'd be too scared, I wouldn't do it regularly personally. My skin is so thin and sensitive.