Seaweed Skin Care From The Ocean To Your Skin – The thought of being wrapped up in seaweed or even applying it to your skin in any fashion can be rather confusing for some. Isn’t seaweed the stuff you try to rinse off of your body when you step out of the ocean? So why would you want it on your body now?
The Benefits of Seaweed Skin Care
Seaweed hosts numerous different vitamins and minerals, trace elements and amino acids that are absolutely essentially in keeping our skin healthy and youthful (why else do you think the Japanese began incorporating it into their sushi?). Some of the many vitamins and minerals that you can find in seaweed include:
- Vitamins A1, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E, K, pantothenic acid, folic acid, niacin
- Organic iodine
- Ascorbic acid
- Fatty acids
These vitamins not only help keep skin youthful and slow the aging process, but they also protect the skin from free radicals (aging and cancer-causing agents), boost our metabolism, and fight off skin irritation and inflammation.
Maybe next time you have some seaweed stuck to your feet after coming out of the ocean you’ll think twice about rinsing it off.
Almost all spas have a host of different seaweed treatments available, given just how natural yet effective seaweed is at protecting and nourishing our skin. You can start by giving yourself the seaweed treatments at home by choosing soaps, creams, masks, bathing products, and other products that contain seaweed or seaweed extracts. Some high end stores also offer “do it yourself” seaweed wraps (though these should best be left to the more adventurous!)
Seaweed wraps are a very common spa treatment. The algae Fucus and Laminaria are usually used for the seaweed wraps, as these will best expel any toxins in your body and bacteria from your pores. The organic iodine found in the Laminaria and Fucus will also help both burn and reduce the fat in your body. Seaweed wraps are truly a detoxifying experience.
You may also want to try out the seaweed thermal heat treatment. This involves a seaweed powder being mixed in with warm, distilled water. This water is then applied right onto your skin. You will then be wrapped in a Mylar and a towel wrap so that the vitamins and minerals that are in the seaweed can sink in and really penetrate into your pores. The Mylar and towel wrap help your pores expand and open, allowing the pores to both expel the toxins and bacteria, and to allow them to take in the vitamins and minerals that the seaweed offers.
Seaweed skin care is safe, natural, and a nourishing experience. Try a different type of seaweed skin care out today and see how it can truly benefit you.