Epsom Salt for Acne = Amazing

I read on here that Epsom Salt was good for bacne a couple days ago so decided to try it out. My results after a week have been crazy. My back is clearing up very quickly, the redness in my face has gone down and my scalp is clear. All I do is soak in the tub with about 2 cups of Epsom Salt for my back and soak my face a bit every night before bed. You guys have to try Epsom salt for acne, it is amazing! 😮

Note: Epsom salt is Magnesium sulfate (MgSO4), so it is both the benefits of magnesium and sulfur. This is a great combination for acne. The general recommendation is a 20 minute soak with 2 cups of Epsom salt in a hot bath 2-3 times per week. For a quick treatment you can mix 1/2 cup Epsom salt with 1/2 gallon water and place the Epsom salt soaked towel on your face. If you have sensitive skin will need to start with less Epsom salt. Epsom salt is extra effective on larger areas like the back (bacne) and can even help reduce inflammation on cysts.

nursegirl: Epsom Salt may not be good for someone with really sensitive skin. It is a little abrasive and burns a tad.
I buy plain cotton pads at the Dollar Store. Dissolve Epsom salts in a couple teaspoons of water (in a small saucer)
Heat the pad with hot water and apply to the area of skin that is bad (this opens the pores, of course).
Then I just cover the pad w/ solution, put it on my skin, and put a dry one over that. I hold it there for a good five minutes, then rinse. I am, however, very careful not to rub at any time, even while rinsing. I do this a couple times a week. A good moisterizer is a must, if using this.

pamamaco: For all you do-it-yourselfers out there, here’s something to try: mix 2/3 Epsom salts and 1/3 olive oil together along with any essential oils (non-citrus because they can cause photo-sensitivity) and keep in a mason jar by the bath. This scrub is not for the face (too harsh), but can be used for body acne- simply massage a generous amount into the affected area for one to two minutes and rinse. Skin will be exfoliated from the salt grains, they also kill bacteria naturally, and the olive oil moisturizes.

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10 thoughts on “Epsom Salt for Acne = Amazing

  1. 100% correct!

    Not only is it good for acne, but it’s wonderful for cleaning the lymphatic system .. plus magnesium (Epsom salts) helps to relax the muscles, de-stress us and leaves the skin softer. Also, great for a good nights sleep.

    We buy it in 25 kilo bags, and the whole family uses it – great for kids who are sporty – mends their tired muscles.

  2. Hi,

    I completely agree with you…Epsom Salt is very effective against acne. Unfortunately it doesn’t work for me when I bath in it but only when I take a tablespoon in a glass of water. If I do so twice a week my acne is almost vanished. I think the crucial factor for the great improvement is the high dosage of sulfur since Epsom Salt consists of Magnesium and Sulfur only. I used this regimen for more than 5 month but aborted it 2 month ago because somehow I felt that stomach and intestine should get a break to recover although I never had problems concerning digestion. I’m now trying to reproduce this amazing effects of Epsom Salt administered orally by taking MSM 3x 1g as a daily dosage. If anybody should be interested I would post my experience here and keep you up to date.

    Cheers,
    marquez

  3. I love bathing in an Epsom salt bath when my back is hurting or I have sore muscles. It really helps tremendously. I never tried it for acne though. It can be used short term as a laxative, but it says on the box not to use it for more than a week taken internally. I don’t think it’s a good idea to take it regularly over a long period of time. It’s better to eat a good diet with plenty of fiber to stay regular.

  4. I read that if one is deficient in magnesium, it is good to take a bath in Epsom Salts. Epsom Salts contain magnesium and apparently it can soak through one’s skin into the bloodstream while taking a bath. It’s kind of disturbing when one thinks of the amount of chemicals that are put into public jacuzzi’s and such — I wonder if that stuff absorbs through the skin into one’s blood stream and causes any problems. I do love jacuzzi’s though…

  5. There was a week where I took nothing but baths. I would come home from work and soak in the tub since it felt so good. Although I noticed I broke out more than usual when I kept taking baths. I guess bathing in your own filth isnt good for your skin.

  6. It would seem that the relaxation from taking a bath might be helpful for acne. Anything that cuts down on stress I would think might be helpful. One can always shower after the bath to get the soap off.

  7. I had forgot all about epsom salt until last week when I read about it in the forum. I have 2-3 reoccuring cysts on my cheek that I have been putting epsom salt pads on this week.
    The results really are amazing.

    Lenore, that’s exactly what I have been doing- bathing in epsom and then taking a quick shower.

  8. I’ve never tried Epsom salts on pimples. How do you do the Epsom salts poulstices nursegirl? How long do you let the pads sit on your skin? Thanks.

    An aesthetician once told me that cotton diapers are very good for poulstices so I’ve got a bunch of those. She used Dr. Hauschka products and had me mix some antiseptic thereapeutic oils (like sage oil) in hot water and then soak the diaper in it and then apply it to the face for like 1/2 a minute. It felt nice. I’ve gotten out of the habit of doing that though. I spent a fortune on Dr. Hauschka products though (hundreds) and in the end, I was breaking out more. I think they contain too many potentially clogging oils, like avocado and nut oils. I’m doing better with MyChelle Dermaceuticals, although my skin gets dry sometimes.

  9. Hi Lenore,
    Epsom Salt may not be good for someone w/ really sensitive skin. It is a little abrasive and burns a tad.
    I buy plain cotton pads at the Dollar Store,
    Disolve Epsom salts in a couple teaspoons of water(on a small saucer)
    Heat the pad with hot water and apply to the area of skin that is bad.(this opens the pores, of course.)
    Then I just cover the pad w/ solution, put it on my skin, and put a dry one over that. I hold it there for a good five minutes, then rinse.

    I am, however, very careful not to rub at any time, even while rinsing.
    I do this a couple times a week.

    A good moisterizer is a must, if using this.

  10. Thank you nursegirl. Right now I’m pretty much clear, but it’s good to have emergency tricks for the nasty zits.

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