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…to my previous post. For those who were wondering how could salt work on acne, it’s about the simple water movement you learned in high school! Let me refresh you a bit :)

What happened when you put some salt solution on your acne is a classic hypertonic solution. Now if there were bacteria in a surrounding where salt is the solute (which makes the concentration higher outside of the bacteria cell than the inside) the water would diffused out of the bacterial cell (water leaves the bacterial cell), causing the cell to shrivel and die.

…and that’s how salt works killing the bacteria that lead to acne! :)

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Acne breakouts? No worries! Make your own home-made acne treatment!

A little information about salt and acne:

There are many factors that could lead to acne breakouts; one of them is definitely caused by bacterias. Salt has been known for its anti-bacterial properties which could also help to kill bacterias that lead to acne. Use sea salt, not regular table salt. Regular table salt might irritate the skin, and it has been stripped of most of its healing minerals; therefore, might not be as effective as sea salt. Remember, sea salt is more recommended!

Instructions:

1. Pour ±1 tbsp of water on a small place (lukewarm water is best)

2. Mix in ½ tsp of sea salt

3. Get a cotton ball/ cotton bud/ twirled tissue/ etc, dip it in the sea salt solution

4. Place it on your acne ONLY  (or else, it’d dried out your skin to the point it’d flaked), hold it there, let it stay for ±1-5 minutes depending on the severity on the acne breakouts

*If there were more than one acne that you wanted to treat, change the cotton ball/ cotton bud/ twirled tissue/ etc and make a new one. Just do NOT dip the used one to the sea salt solution.

*For a second round, you gotta add the sea salt water. Don’t worry, the mixture doesn’t need to be exact as what stated above — but make it similar :)

5. If there were any salt crystal on your face, clean it off: put a bit of water on a few pieces of tissue, and clean it off.

6. Rinse your face.

7. You can do your usual face routine from here on.

*Do this at night time, on a clean face, right after you took a shower/bath before you sleep.

That’s it! A natural, effective acne treatment just for you!

Next post: Scientific/Biological Back-Up

…on this for those who were wondering how this could work! ;)