Bath Away That Bloating
Ok i know it sounds too good to be true but this has been a trick that i used a couple of times before a bikini shoot and it worked for me! not to mention i slept like a baby due to its relaxing effects on your body and muscles. I remember i read about it in an interview with Elle Macpherson and who am i to argue with a woman that looks like that at the age of 50? #FoxAlert
James Duigan who is Elle Macpherson and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley personal trainer recommends this trick before an important event or prep for beach days . "I tell them soak in Epsom Salts in the days leading up to it- the salts are full of magnesium and encourage the body to shed toxins quickly (these toxins encourage water retention and cling on to fat). The salts also boost your digestion and reduce cellulite (!!). Pour 2 cupfuls into a hot bath and soak in it for at least 20 minutes up to 3 times a week.
Some other benefits it claims to provide:
Epsom salts will soak up excess oil from the hair. Just add a handful when you shampoo and wash as normal.
The Epsom Salt Council (their parents must be proud) recommends making a volumising mask by mixing one part hair conditioner with one part Epsom salts. Warm this mixture in a pan and work it through the hair. Leave on for 20 minutes and then rinse.
Hair will look fuller and feel softer, and the minerals will help to repair and strengthen heat-damaged ends. It’s particularly good for smoothing frizz out of curls.
Exfoliate and deep cleanse the skin by mixing ½ tsp Epsom salts with your usual cleanser. Massage on to the skin, then rinse with cool water and dry.
‘This will boost your skin’s magnesium level,’ says therapist Philip Steward of Hands on Clinic, North Devon.
‘Epsom salts are a natural cleanser,’ he says. ‘They rejuvenate and rehydrate skin as well as removing toxins. Because the minerals are being absorbed through the skin, you can’t overdose on it.’
**I know what ill be doing tonight**
The salt will remove odours and soften dry skin, which can then be removed easily with a foot file. The salts are an anti-inflammatory and will also help to reduce swelling and puffiness.
*Add half a cup of Epsom salts to a large bowl of warm water and soak your feet for ten to 20 minutes.
Rubbing the skin with Epsom salts removes dead skin cells and promotes healing and rejuvenation.
Massage handfuls of Epsom salts over wet skin, starting with the feet and working upwards towards the face. Then have a bath to rinse.
The magnesium can also help reduce cellulite as it draws toxins and fluids from the skin.
Celebrity skincare guru Ole Henriksen recommends a shower smoothie: half-a-cup of Epsom salts, half-a-cup coffee grounds, 1 tsp eucalyptus oil and enough sesame oil to form a smooth paste. Mix together and work into the skin.
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