Ancient Minerals bath flakes are dry flakes of magnesium chloride and other naturally-occurring trace minerals in a convenient and economical form for use in baths and foot soaks. Some individuals with sensitive skin may prefer this gentle method of magnesium delivery to the more concentrated Ancient Minerals Magnesium Gel or Oil. Soaking in magnesium salts has been shown to noticeably improve skin hydration, speed wound healing, enhance skin barrier function, and decrease inflammation. Ancient Minerals Magnesium Flakes are effective for stress relief, and as a soak for muscle and joint aches. Magnesium flake baths are also highly therapeutic for psoriasis, eczema, and other skin conditions.