1. Mildly exfoliates the skin
“People use it as an exfoliator, a blackhead reduction [method], and a standard facial cleanser,” says Andrew C. Krakowski, MD, a dermatologist in Conshohocken, PA.
That’s because unlike a lot of exfoliators on the market, Epsom salt isn’t made up of plastic. “It provides gentle abrasion and then dissolves in your tub or shower,” says Hill.