Spring has sprung, and with it comes time spent in the great outdoors. Whether you’re gardening, playing sports, or just enjoying a leisurely stroll in the sweet spring sunshine, make sure that you don’t overdo it. But if you do, here are three salty solutions to treat your skin:
If you need fast sunburn relief, mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of salt in a glass of ice-cold milk. Sponge the solution onto your skin once or twice a day until the pain is gone.
Soften your feet with a simple salt rub. Just add a few drops of your favorite scented oil to 2 tablespoons or so of warm water, and mix in enough salt to make a paste. Pat the mixture onto your feet, rub with a washcloth for 2 to 3 minutes, and rinse. You’ll have a head start for when summer sandal time rolls around.
But what if your feet are just plain tired? Just soak ‘em in a basin of salty water for about 15 minutes or so. Use about 1 cup of salt per gallon of warm water for soothing relief.