Epsom salt has the ability to draw out toxins, dirt and bacteria from the body, even those hiding in the corner of your nails. So, yes, it does kill bacteria and thereby keeps infections at bay.
Epsom salt is also an effective natural face cleanser, containing antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties, making it a fantastic choice to treat acne.
Epsom salt has been used to treat wounds and infections, but caution is recommended because it could also irritate the wound. While it doesn’t cure the infection, Epsom salt can be used to draw out the infection and soften the skin to help boost medication effects.