Unlisted Brand • Sea Salt Mask • Masks
|Would buy this product again.||87%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have yet to write a review because I rarely feel so strongly for a product! I have been convinced for some time that nature provides for us and this is its answer to acne. I've had light acne for years but last year it got quite bad and still hadn't calmed down UNTIL ahaha. What I do is mix a heaped table spoon of sea salt with a couple tablespoons of water. I doubt these measurements are very accurate but the idea is to get a solution that is very salty on tasting. I use 100% cotton pads and swipe around my face, avoiding the eye area. On drying I may swipe once more. I have not been this comfortable in my skin for a very, very long time. All you need to know is that I had tried close to everything and this is my cure. I want everyone to know about this!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
Thank you sea salt!! I have bad chin and jawline acne, so I I've actually been soaking my chin in a bowl of dissolved sea salt in warm water for about ten minutes, then letting it air dry. I am so happy with the results! I've only been doing this for about a week, but my skin is so much better! The pores are tighter, the whiteheads heal and shrink so much faster. Last night I actually made a scrub with it, sea salt, lemon and honey, I washed my face, then just very lightly scrubbed it, my skin is much softer today! Sea salt is hands down the best home acne remedy that I have used!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Great and effective product for treating acne. Exfoliates and disinfects to prevent the growth of new acne. I feel that I still need my bp though but I'm hoping that using this will decrease the amount of bp that I need to prevent acne. Not as drying as bp was initially for me, which was surprising. I just dampen my face and use it as a mask then scrub it off with water. Sometimes I leave it on at night to dry up cystic pimples. I've noticed that when I have sea salt on my face (sometimes I just wait for it to dry and dust off the granules off, so there is still salt on my face) and I put on my bp, there is a reaction and the bp seems much more watery than it usually is. I just put it on toop and wait longer for it to dry and then put on my facial moisturizer. I'm starting to wonder if this affects the potency of either product though. Anyone else noticed this also? Well, overall, would def. recommend this product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I've been using salt as a spot treatment on cysts for some time without even realising it was listed here in the product reviews. I too am having great success with it. I make a strong mixture of a pinch of regular (not sea) salt and a few drops of water to make a gritty paste. I then apply a decent layer of it to a cyst like a mask. I leave it for 15 minutes or overnight. If I catch the cyst early enough I can completely shrink it. I wouldn't like to do this any more than twice per day as it's fairly drying and can sting sensitive skins. After reading the other reviews I've been inspired to make a salt water solution with about 20% salt, 80% purified water and I've put it in a spray bottle for convenience. I plan to spray it on, leave to dry for 15 min then rinse off. Hopefully I'll see some good preventative results. I'll try and remember to come back and update this review. But give salt a shot: it's cheap, easy to find and effective!
EDIT May 2009: Some of you might be interested to hear that I am now trialling the use of a rock crystal deodorant made from Alum Crystal (a type of mineral salt) to treat acne. I am applying directly to my face whilst still damp from cleansing. Please refer to the acne.org message boards for further information. This is a similar principle to applying a sea salt mask and I am seeing good results so far.
EDIT July 2009: The crystal deodorant method works very well at treating existing pimples but will not prevent new ones from coming up. I am back on retinoids for this reason but keep salt on hand as an overnight treatment for any large cysts that come up while I wait for the retinoid to kick in. I use Deo Nat deodorant. Highly recommended.
EDIT Aug 2009: Salt is still a big part of my skincare routine. I recently made a sea salt spray by dumping sea salt crystals into an empty V05 Miracle Mist spray bottle, and topping up with water (about 60% salt 40% water). When first making it, let it sit until the salt dissolves. Now I just spray it on last thing at night and go to bed. My skin is calm and less inflamed the next day. Pimples are reduced in size. Fantastic stuff.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Mix 1-2 teaspoons of sea salt with 3-4 teaspoons of warm water.
Wait for the salt to dissolve.
Use cotton wool/cotton pad to apply to face.
Wait for the mask to dry.
Gently scrub off.
I used this mask to combat a few spots and to help with discolouration on my skin. I heard such good reviews on MUA I had to try it. Its awfully inexpensive too, so you have nothing to lose. While the mask is on, your skin can feel as if its tightening, and you can feel tingling/stinging sensations. In personal experience, I only felt the stinging in the beginning - and it was bearable. If the stinging is unbearable, rinse off immediately. And avoid contact with your eyes at all costs, we all know salt is a stinger.
The results of the mask before I even washed it off were beyond my expectations. I could see the few annoying spots I had were minimised in size and in redness. Blotchiness on my skin was greatly decreased and my skin looked fresh and awake. After rinsing the mask off, my skin was a little blotchy but it soon died down, and soon my skin was glowing and soft. I use a more concentrated solution directly on my spots overnight, and that dries them out and speeds up the process. For something so cheap and effective, what have you got to lose?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Ok, so the way I use this probably won't suit everyone, but if you have combination, acne prone skin like me then, trust me, it works miracles!
I dissolve around a teaspoon of sea salt in a tablespoon of luke warm water, then I wash my face as normal, pat dry and apply the salt solution all over my face using cotton pads. I do this every evening, leaving the solution on over night and waking up feeling good about my skin (a definite first for me).
The biggest difference I noted (even after the first use) was the improvement in skin tone. The colouring was so much more even, with the majority of my blemishes significantly fading and the redness around my nose becoming unbelievably reduced.
It can sting a tiny bit at first, depending how strong the solution is, but you can play around with water:salt ratios until you get what's right for you. Personally I like the solution to be just strong enough that it does sting a little at first, as it makes me feel like it's actually doing something, but that's just me : )
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Grey
Burned and stung, but didn't change my skin one way or another.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
After seeing such wonderful reviews ok mua, I just had to try this out! I went to my local dollar tree and picked up some sea salt. It's dirt cheap for a pound too. I start off with a super warm wash cloth on my face to open up my pores. Then I mix some sea salt and a little warm water to make a paste. I then slightly wet a cottonball and gently slather on. I wait about 15 min for it to dry and then gently scrub it off with warm water. The results are super duper soft skin that glows. I have a hard time with yucky white and blackheads on my nose and this seems to be helping me out greatly! Plus I use this on my bf who has acne and it's been drying out his pimples out very well. Yes it will sting a bit, but you'll be happy with results! Oh and make sure to use some type of night cream/oil, because it may dry you out a bit. I say everyone should try this because it'll cost you a dollar and if you don't like it, you can use the salt to cook with. :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this mask! Thank you MUA for letting me know about this amazing acne mask! It's amazing the difference it's making in my skin. My skin is absolutely going haywire. I moved from the upper midwest to southern California and I've been breaking out so much. My skin has never been like this ever. I've switched up a few things and I hope to clear up my skin. This mask seems to really effective at drying up my disgusting zits. It stings and it is a bit drying but I live in a climate with lots of moisture and I'm super oily so the dryness is effective for my skin needs.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I really wanted to like this. Unfortunately, it left my skin dry, irritated and blotchy. It made my blackheads and pores even more noticeable. Plus, it was difficult to explain to my mom why I kept stealing her sea salt. LOL
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I would never think to try this, but it does work. I bought organic sea salt and put a 50/50 ratio of water and sea salt in a glass bottle and let it sit for a day. The next day, I used a small amount as a toner on my face. It stung a bit, but after a while it went away and my face calmed down. I applied a moisturizer after. Today my skin is looking less blotchy and the hormonal breakouts I had are subsiding. Nothing too dramatic yet, since it has only been a week since I added this to my regimen, but it seems promising. Will update soon.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I use this as a toner typically everyother night, and I use a rather high ratio or salt to warm water. I really like how my skin has been looking- very radiant, my pores are super tight, and overall my skin tone is improving and I think this has helped. When I first started using this I purged, which is probably not very common but it prob. was because I used this every night and my skin wasn't used to it. I actually dont think this helped to clear those breakouts but now that they are gone my skin hsa been very clear. This is so cheap and natural it really cannot hurt to try!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I was breaking out horribly for the last 2 months - i'm talking the works: blackheads, whiteheads, cystic acne...you name it, i had it. i've been using a sea salt mask for the last few days and then applying a light sea salt 'toner' overnight
the redness on my face has significantly decreased as have the size of my blackheads and whiteheads. pores are less clogged, zits are dying, AHHH! and this is dirt cheap!
once again, thanks to MUA, i stumble across something amazing that I would have never thought of doing!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
THIS IS AMAZING. ok so i was looking at all the reviews on this mask and i was like woooah i needa try this! so i did 2 weeks ago and have been doing it every other day, and omg i have not 1 zit on my face!
and im the kind of person who always breaks out!! from like everything. my face has never looked this good since i was in like elementary school! so if you have like zits and stuff you hafta try this!!!
i take a cup and put about 2 teaspoons of sea salt in the cup and a few drips of water. so it creates like a mask like texture. then i scoop it out of the cup with my fingers and rub it all over my face (gently ha) and let it sit for about 30 min then wash off! it stings pretty bad sometimes but the results are soooooooooooooo worth it!!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I finally tried this for the first time a couple nights this week. I dissolved a tsp-ish of sea salt in some warm water, stirred it up til it dissolved, put it on my face with a cotton pad (like a toner), left it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinsed it off and followed up with my Garnier serum and Nivea Soft creme. When I wake up my skin is soft and smooth and glows from within. The tone seems evened out, not a spot of redness anywhere, and it seems that it's finally getting rid of the tiny white, barely-visable-but-annoying bumps on my forehead that I've had for YEARS. Who knew sea salt was the answer? This mask is very cheap and easier to do than any other mask I've heard of before. Try it today, you've got nothoing to lose!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
For real, this might be the oddest DIY beauty tip that I've picked up so far from MUA, and that includes anything having to do with apple cider vinegar. I have this big canister of Morton's Spanish sea salt, and a few months ago, thought, why not? I put about a teaspoon of salt in a small cup of warm water and microwaved it for about 30 seconds, then brought it with me to the bathroom where I was about to have a shower. After the shower, during which I washed my face, I sort of scooped the viscous, salty water out of the cup with my fingertips and slathered it all over my slightly damp face. I left the humid bathroom and left it on for until it dried - about 5 or 10 minutes. Before it dried, though, It stung like crazy! And after I rinsed it off, toned, and moisturized, my face was so red, and stayed that way for about 2 1/2 hours. However, after the redness subsided, my face was incredibly soft, the blackheads on my nose were gone, and my skin was surprisingly refined. I did the mask a few times in the intervening 3 months - up until this week, during which I've actually done the mask three times, every other evening. And my skin is lovely. I haven't been waking up with an oily face, like I usually do; it's just very clear, and very soft, and retains that texture well into the next day. You know that elusive "good skin day" look and feeling? Well, I've figured out how to attain that, instead of waiting for it to just happen one day.
What prompted me to do this mask again after several months' hiatus? I've been on retin-a for nearly a year now, but nevertheless I've just suffered a random bout of cystic acne on one side of my face that's left me with a few big, blotchy reminders. The sea salt mask has led to the healing of the scabs (I tried not to mess with them, but sometimes it's so difficult!) and the decrease in size of the still-active bumps, the inhibition of nascent breakouts, and I believe the maintenance of the clear skin on the rest of my face that was not recently affected. Salt in this concentrated quantity has proven a really wonderful antiseptic and healer for me.
Additionally, I don't use as much salt in the water as I did the first time, so I don't suffer any redness to that degree anymore. I also apply it with cotton pads. And really, I think, if it stings unbearably, then wash it off. Or decrease the amount of salt in the mixture. You don't have to suffer unduly for salt to work.
So, this is an amazing thing to have stumbled upon, and I recommend it for oily- and normal- skinned faces. And, I live in a really, really dry place, so that salt can dry you out shouldn't be a deterrent for those who live in a similar environment.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
The sea salt solution is my go-to fix when I have a really stubborn, problematic zits and my regular arsenal of skin care products just won't do. Sea salt is a strong antibacterial and can be used to clean wounds and prevent infections (people with new piercings and such often use a sea salt soak to stop infections). I just sprinkle a bunch of coarse sea salt (sometimes I like to add in a bit of epsom salt) into a little cup of warm water, stir it and wait for it to dissolve (doesn't take very long), soak up the solution with a cotton pad, and swipe it all over my face. It helps dry up those little bastards quickly. It might sting a bit, especially on open wounds, but I personally don't mind--I actually kind of like it. Last week I had some really bad breakouts out of no where and when they wouldn't go away, I used the sea salt solution one night and the next morning the severity of the breakouts reduced significantly, and they began to go away finally soon afterward. I am pleased that I can rely on something that's cheap yet effective. Of course, it's drying, so make sure you have a good moisturizer handy.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I think I hopefully found a new and great part of my regimine! Ive used it before but as a steam and it didnt do much...that I can remember. I tried it again a different way and it make a huge difference. It made a lot of my breakouts way less inflamed and red overnight and my skin was SOOOO soft! like it is after you do the aspirin mask. But its so great because it was easy to use and I didnt have to scrub with it.
What I did was take a small cup and sprinkled a little salt in, put some warm water in, stir it up a bit with you finger and poured on a round cotton pad (any cotton would work) and used it like a toner. Then I did not wash it off right away. I let it dry first and then I rinsed it off and put on my moisurizer. Even easier than it sounds! It does sting a little bit though, but nothing big.
I just noticed that the overall feeling of the skin on my face is better, even more even-toned. I usually have this tight, uncomfortable feeling...even after using moisurizer and NO acne products and this so far seems to make it feel relaxed. Hoping it keeps getting better!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I used sea salt alot in the summer, then i stopped during the winter months because i thought it was a bit harsh. Then I used it again on some painful cyst like zits on my chin and today when i woke up the zits were completly dried up. I have bought so many products but Sea salt seems to work the fastest and it is the most natural!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Well, I tried this last night. I have very oily skin, and this morning I woke up completely matte and oil-free. I can't say how this works with blemishes, but the next time I break out I'll try it. I just bought a big honkin' can of sea salt at Trader Joe's for a buck. I poured some Brita'd water into a mug with the salt and microwaved it to dilute the crystals. Doesn't get much cheaper than that.