The Beach and Your Skin May 03 2017, 0 Comments

By: Nadia

Anyone with acne has been told to stay out of the sun and limit swimming. The sun damages our skin and swimming may dry out our skin. To lessen the harsh sun rays we are told to wear sunscreen.
Having oily skin, even oil-free sunscreen made my skin feel worse.
It was clogging my pores and made my face look pale. As for swimming, it made my skin feel better. To be honest, I’m not sure why but whenever I went swimming my pimples would lessen.
I thought swimming in a pool made my skin better until I went to the beach.

The salty water, the sand, and the sun!

First of all, when you’re by the shore you may lie down or sit on the sand if desirable. If you’re wet, the sand will obviously stick to your body. The sand then acts as an exfoliant, rubbing away some dead skin.

Next, the ocean is extremely salty and salt dries out pimples leaving your skin clear. If you have back acne, a trip to the beach may solve your problem! Trust me on this one.
The longer you stay in the water, the better the results.
To get rid of acne your body needs vitamin D, and the sun provides that.

Let’s put it all into an equation:

Salt (exfoliant) +Salty water (dries out pimples and an exfoliant) +Sun (Vitamin D) =Clear Skin!
If you do not enjoy trips to the beach or for some reason you cannot go to the beach you can always create your own salty water at home. During winter I purchase sea salt and create salt masks.

Salty Mask #1:

Get a small bowl and place sea salt in it. Pour only a little water and mix. Get a cotton ball and soak it in the mixture then apply generously all over your face. It may sting a bit but it feels good after a couple of minutes. You may leave it on for as long as you desire.

Get a small bowl and place sea salt in it. Pour only a little water and mix. Get a cotton ball and soak it in the mixture then apply generously all over your face. It may sting a bit but it feels good after a couple of minutes. You may leave it on for as long as you desire.

Salty Mask #2:

When I get pimples I like to use this method instead. What I do is I get sea salt and place it on my palm. I add only a drop of water. The only reason I add water is so that the salt would stick to my skin. I then place the salt on my pimple. The salt will begin to absorb the liquid from a pimple. After ten minutes or so, the salt will dry and so will your pimple. The salt would be hard and you should easily be able to brush it off. Do it a couple of times in a day and the pimple will disappear!