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Several celebrities say they use it to help look and feel better.
As people start to work on their New Year’s resolutions, Epsom Salt can be an inexpensive way to look and feel better. Especially these days, when people can’t always afford trips to the spa or expensive bath beads, Epsom Salt can still help you get glowing skin, smooth feet and soothe achy muscles after a tough workout. And while you can find it at your local pharmacy or supermarket for just a few bucks, a growing number of celebrities also use this naturally-occurring mineral.
Gwyneth Paltrow, for instance, posted some beauty tips on her Web site, including a suggestion to take an Epsom Salt bath “to detox, revive muscles and de-puff skin.” Before that, the Daily Mail (London) reported that supermodel Heidi Klum soaked in Epsom Salt to get rid of bloating . And Jessica Alba told Marie Claire that she takes baths almost daily and, “Because I work out so hard, I usually put in a gallon of Epsom salts.”
Here are a few tips:
Note: For human use, the Epsom Salt Council recommends only Epsom salt with the USP designation.