By Busola Likolo
The wonders of Epsom salt have been well known for hundreds of years moreso as its beneficial properties can soothe the body, mind and soul.
One of the simplest ways to ease stress and stress-related problems is to soak in a tub full of hot water with a few cups of Epsom Salt.
A bath in Epsom salt offers health benefits that have led many people for years to make soaking in the tub a regular routine.
Epsom salts are made up of the compound magnesium sulfate.
Magnesium is important in that it helps keep enzyme activity regular in your body, and it helps bodily functions to run smoothly. Sulfate also plays an important role in the way in which your body works: It has a role in the formation of brain tissue and joint proteins, and it can strengthen the walls of the digestive tract.
Taking Epsom salt regularly may help keep the skin soft,but the key is tio remember to rinse away any salt that is left on your skin after your bath. To keep your skin moisturised, use warm water.it can also help if you need to hide winkles on your skin.
Taking an Epsom salt bath helps restore magnesium and sulfate in your system because they can be absorbed through your skin. Some doctors recommend soaking three times per week for about 12 to 15 minutes. If you’re wondering where to find Epsom salt, just check out your local store, health food store or pharmacy.