I have so many friends who are pregnant or have recently given birth, and I keep hearing the benefits of Epsom salt from them (although I never really paid attention, thinking it doesn’t apply to me, LOL). I even hear it from some athlete/sporty friends. What finally did make me pay attention was when Nailaholics announced that we can now upgrade our nail soak—you know, when they soak your nails in warm water with soap suds before your pedicure—to contain Epsom salt. That’s when I wanted to know why people are raving about it.
I asked for an Epsom salt upgrade when I got a pedicure at Nailaholics in Uptown Mall
I learned that despite its name, Epsom salt isn’t exactly salt. It’s actually made up of two naturally occurring mineral compounds: magnesium and sulfate. If that sounds like technical jargon to you, here’s what you should just really know about it: It’s one of the best things you can add to your next nail appointment.
Love my mani-pedi at the pretty Nailaholics branch at Uptown Mall
Epsom salt is a natural remedy known for its ability to gently but effectively exfoliate dead skin. It can easily flush out toxins and relax tired and aching muscles at the same time. The magnesium in the Epsom salt is known to give your body a boost of energy to combat irritability and restlessness. It’s a great treat for sore joints (no wonder athletes love it—this would be great after I hit the gym, too), and is a go-to for soothing and reenergizing dull skin.
Nailaholics Uptown Mall
To experience it yourself, visit your nearest Nailaholics branch and pick up a bag of Epsom salts or upgrade your foot spa service to include it. Since the feet have the largest pores in the body, Nailaholics wanted to focus on the feet to help you relax, ease tension and stress, as well as release toxins with a warm and relaxing Epsom salt foot soak. For an additional P90, you can choose to upgrade your favorite foot spa service with Epsom salt to enjoy all the health and beauty benefits it has to offer.
Nailaholics Uptown Mall
To bring all the benefits of Epsom salt back home, you can get a pack over-the-counter for P250. Just add half a cup in a basin of warm water for a foot soak or add it into your tub for a hot bath.
A foot spa treatment is one of the nicest ways to relax after a long day. Adding Epsom salt into the mix elevates this into an indulgent, relaxing experience.