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Product Review: Sundhed Himalayan Bath Salts

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If you currently have eczema (or other similar skin issues) and/or going through Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW), having a bath with himalayan bath salts will help your skin. As always, make sure you do a patch test on your skin before fully using the product.

Benefits of Himalayan Bath Salts

Himalayan pink salt supposedly contains 84 essential minerals required by the human body, however, that number is up for debate around the internet. It promotes a healthy pH balance of the cells, helps regulates blood sugar levels and regulates the body’s natural sleep cycle (this may help during TSW!).

It’s 85% sodium chloride, while 15% of the remaining are trace minerals. It’s also a good source of magnesium, which is also beneficial for eczema. A magnesium deficiency in the body will increase the body’s sensitivity levels to stress and you know that stress can aggravate your eczema. A magnesium deficiency will also result in an increase in your body’s histamine production.

Below are some more great benefits of himalayan salt:

  1. Detoxify your body: helps to pull out toxins out of skin
  2. Deep cleans your skin: helps maintain the skins protective barrier
  3. Clears your sinuses and respiratory relief: inhaling the steam from the salt water helps relieve sinus and respiratory problems
  4. Soothes cuts, scrapes and blisters: it can sting because of it’s antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties
  5. May help you sleep! : because it helps with stress relief and inflammation, it can help you relax and get ready for bed

How I Use it

Whenever I take a dead sea salt or epsom salt bath, I like to top it off with some himalayan bath salts. You can even have it on it’s own. 

Fill your bathtub up to a good level and follow your products instructions. This particular one recommends 1/2 cup into a warm bath (it says hot water but eczema warriors should avoid hot showers/baths!). Have a nice 20min bath to yourself. If it makes you feel good, it’s a nice way to de-stress your mind and body.

In that 20mins, try to make it somewhat enjoyable by reading a book, watching a show, listening to a podcast, etc. I say this because you want to make this bath a positive one to help your mind while going through eczema/TSW.

If you can associate something enjoyable to this bath or any skin care routine, it makes you look forward to it no matter how shit you feel because of the TSW symptoms or eczema. Don’t make it another eczema task or treat it like a burden. 

I hated taking showers/baths during my TSW phase. It was pure hell. Stinging/burning sensations all over because my skin was so raw. So I dreaded taking them even though I had too. Now what I do is, watch a show, read a book, or listen to music/podcasts while I am in the bath so I don’t have to focus on the pain. I have something to divert my attention to in those 20mins.

These baths can be intense on the body because it is drawing out toxins and relaxing your muscles, helping your skin and more. You may feel more tired than usual or even possibly dizzy when finishing up.

If you feel like that, make sure you get up slowly or ask someone to be near by while you get out. Make sure to re hydrate with water or a fruit/vegetable juice!

✓ Reasonable Price, $12-15 for 750/800 grams, Amazon.ca
✓ Reusable and resealable packaging. Lid has two openings. One half can be opened up to use a spoon with and the other half so you can sprinkle it 
✓ Has multiple scents such as rose, jasmine, orange, eucalyptus and unscented

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Sources:
https://www.naturallivingideas.com/himalayan-pink-salt-bath/
http://homegrownandhealthy.com/simple-detox-himalayan-bath-salts/
https://empoweredsustenance.com/himalayan-salt-benefits/
https://drjockers.com/health-benefits-pink-salt/
https://www.doctoroz.com/gallery/4-benefits-pink-himalayan-salt
https://www.eczema.com.au/articles/105-magnesium-eczema/
https://draxe.com/pink-himalayan-salt/



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