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Epsom salt treatment for skin relief

Epsom salt can be used to treat the symptoms of a wide range of conditions that affect the skin. Baths and compresses with Epsom salt can help relieve the pain and itching of mild sunburn, bug bites and poison ivy. And, a soak in magnesium-rich Epsom salt can reduce stress that aggravates skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and acne.

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Epsom salt treatment for skin relief

While Epsom salt baths are a great way to reduce the discomfort of minor irritations affecting a large area of skin, applying a compress can be more convenient for a more localized irritation. Here’s how:

Epsom Salt Compress

  1. Soak a cotton washcloth in cold water that has been mixed with Epsom salt (two tablespoons per cup).
  2. Apply to the skin.

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