As previously stated, a healthy, youthful appearance starts from within. So it’s no surprise that too much salt can dry out the skin, making it appear older with more fine lines, wrinkles, and overall dullness. Luckily, not all salt is created equal.
Board-certified naturopathic physician and weight-loss and anti-aging expert Kellyann Petrucci, N.D., tells us that regular salt pulls water out of our cells, leaving them prone to promoting wrinkles. Sea salt, on the other hand, is filled with potassium, which pulls water into the cells to make them firm.
She recommends unrefined Celtic sea salt and pink Himalayan salt. “These unrefined mineral salts have no toxic additives,” Petrucci explains. “Mineral salts also contain smaller amounts of sodium and chloride than table salt. Better yet, they boast more than 80 minerals—silica, potassium, magnesium, sulfur, and calcium being just a few—that energize your cells and help make you beautiful.”