You may have noticed that your exfoliant at home is extremely similar in texture to sand. By the transitive property, sand too can act as an exfoliant. All the better — it’s natural!
According to Kids Health, the average human sheds around 40,000 skin cells a day. Instead of letting your skin dry out, gently rub yourself with some sand to expose soft, fresh skin.
Beach Benefit #2: Heals Your Wounds
As you may know, salt water acts as a natural disinfectant. It can be used interchangeably with antiseptic.
In fact, the Toronto Sun reports that a professor from the University of Alberta found that a disinfectant wipe and a wipe soaked in salt water performed just as well as the other.