Salt Therapy: Use It for Fewer Signs of Eczema and Aging

Take these steps to slow the aging of your skin and/or relieve eczema symptoms. Starting salt therapy at The Salt Suite® can help you with both.

Key takeaways:

  • Salt therapy may help slow signs of skin aging and relieve eczema symptoms because of its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to encourage the protective layer of the skin to grow.
  • Other quick tips for better skin:
    • Stop or avoid smoking
    • Use moisturizer
    • Eat healthier
    • Avoid too much sun
    • Drink less alcohol

Your skin will eventually show signs of aging but how much depends on how well you care for it. You can get healthier, younger-looking skin with the right skin care routine, wellness routine, and lifestyle changes, especially when you try salt therapy.

Do you have eczema? If you do, you know how notoriously tough it is to deal with. If you’re dealing with eczema symptoms and flare-ups, creating the right skin care strategy will help you find relief from symptoms like itchiness, redness, and pain.

You can take steps to proactively protect your skin from aging and reduce the signs of eczema. We share how salt therapy can ease eczema and skin aging, in addition to some other quick skincare tips.

How does salt therapy protect the skin?

Many people use salt therapy as a skin aging therapy and eczema therapy. Salt therapy, or halotherapy, can improve skin issues and make you look younger. 

Salt has anti-inflammatory properties and kills bacteria, and salt therapy can lead to fluid release within the tissue. These characteristics of salt leave the skin healthy and looking fresh. 

More specifically, how does salt therapy improve eczema and skin aging? 

Halotherapy works on superficial and deeper skin layers to increase activity and improve the skin’s protective properties. This provides healing as well as cosmetic effects. Salt therapy normalizes skin’s pH and stimulates “restorative and regenerative processes in the epidermis and derma, resulting in an increase in skin rigidity”. Plus, the therapy “improves microcirculation cellular membrane activity, enhances skin regeneration and elasticity, and reduces wrinkles and edema” all with insignificant risks, according to a clinical research study.

People with atopic dermatitis (or eczema) have been found to improve their symptoms with salt therapy. Reducing inflammation in the skin minimizes eczema symptoms and the skin appears less red and irritated.

Adding salt therapy to your wellness routine may help with both eczema relief and anti-aging. And, many people use salt therapy for more than just these two purposes. Halotherapy helps keep the skin hydrated and reduces redness or blemishes. 

Other quick tips for better skin

Adding salt therapy to your routine can help your skin. But, what else can you do in conjunction with salt therapy to promote younger-looking, healthier skin? We go over a few other quick tips:

1. Stop or avoid smoking

The American Academy of Dermatology Association says that smoking can “greatly speed up how quickly skin ages” because it causes wrinkles and other skin changes that make the skin look older. Studies have suggested that tobacco smoke produces toxicity in skin cells and increases skin symptoms of aging. Smoking has also been found to cause eczema flare-ups and aggravate eczema, according to the Eczema Foundation.

2. Use moisturizer

Since drier skin can increase eczema symptoms, using a moisturizer regularly helps with frustrating bouts. Moisturizing the skin creates a barrier that helps you prevent the loss of water and further protects the skin from irritants. Because moisturizers trap water, they make the skin look more youthful, and you’ll be able to slow the signs of aging and create a healthier skin appearance.

3. Eat healthier

Just about everything you do or consume impacts your skin. So, it’s no surprise that a healthier diet will lead to healthier skin. Consuming fried foods and sugar may be damaging to the skin. Carb and refined sugar-heavy, overprocessed food may cause inflammation and irritation, which aren’t good for either eczema or aging. So, try to focus on eating a lot of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, and healthy fats.

4. Avoid too much sun

While people love to bask in the sun, taking in too many rays will cause damage to the skin. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, photoaging caused by ultraviolet (UV) light, causes 90% of the skin’s visible changes. So, avoiding a lot of sun exposure and wearing sunscreen with a high SPF is crucial to protecting skin from additional damage that accelerates aging.

5. Drink less alcohol

One study found that heavy alcohol use, defined as having eight or more drinks per week, was associated with more wrinkles, puffiness, and midface volume loss. Alcohol is a toxin and dehydrates the body and skin. Symptoms associated with eczema could become worse with drinking too much because consuming alcohol can dry out the skin and widen blood vessels.

Improve your skin at The Salt Suite®

It’s not easy to find solutions for eczema or slow down skin aging. With salt therapy, you can sit back and relax while the healing powers of salt give you better, healthier-looking skin. You may be able to manage the symptoms of a variety of skin issues, including acne, dermatitis, and psoriasis, with this completely natural alternative.

People also use halotherapy to relieve breathing issues such as asthma, COPD, allergies, and other respiratory ailments. When you breathe in microscopic salt particles, you clear out your nasal cavities and get rid of toxins and pathogens that get in the way of easy breathing.

Do you want to make salt therapy at The Salt Suite® an important part of your skin care routine? Learn more about how regular visits to The Salt Suite® can help you protect your skin and relieve your respiratory symptoms. Contact us now to book an appointment.

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