Salt glow is also known as a salt scrub or sea salt scrub. It is the most popular at the spa. A salt glow exfoliates your skin, it sloughs off the skin's outermost dead skin cells. A salt glow treatment serves to hydrates your skin because the salt is combined with oil and usually some aromatic like lemon, lavender, or even figs. The application of the salt is followed by a shower and an application of body lotion, and leaves your skin feeling very soft and fragrant.
When the therapist will rub a mixture of sea salt, oil, and aromatics like lemon or lavender into your skin. When finished, shower to rinse off all the salt. It is best not to use shower gel – it’s good to keep the oil and aromatics on your skin.
After the salt glow treatment, you can further go for a seaweed or mud wrap. That’s because exfoliation prepares the skin for products like seaweed or algae that detoxify the body by stimulating circulation through vasodilatation of blood capillaries.
You can also combine a salt glow with a massage. Normally the therapist will recommend you to do salt glow first because it is stimulating, whereas the massage calms you down. Sometimes spas have signature treatments that combine both services – salt glow and massage.
You can do the same with a sugar scrub, but you use sugars instead of the salts