Seaweed and other products of the sea have long been used in skincare. Seaweed is still one of the most popular body treatments you will find in a spa, while other nutrients from the Dead Sea are particularly sought-after in facials. Both ingredients are also increasingly included in skincare products – but did you know just how beneficial they are?
- Hydration – seaweed is full of humectants that draw in moisture from the environment, and vitamin E, also great for hydrating the skin.
- Youthful-looking skin – the amino acids in seaweed help your skin to plump up, smoothing out fine lines with its anti-aging properties.
- Heals acne, rosacea and sensitive skin problems – the natural minerals contained in seaweed, which include omega, zinc and magnesium, create a barrier to protect skin from harsh weather (or overly dry environments) while helping to heal skin of any infections.
- Evens skin pigmentation – the antioxidants that include vitamin B and C, help to heal the skin and clear pigmentation that developed after it was exposed to the sun’s rays for too long.
Seaweed is rich in pantothenic acid, folic acid, niacin, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, manganese, iodine, Vitamins A1, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E and K, and around 60 other trace elements. If you’re not too familiar with some of these vitamins and minerals it’s because they rarely occur naturally in other plant forms, making seaweed a goldmine of otherwise difficult to find nutrients.
Dead Sea Salts
The waters of the Dead Sea are far more salty than any other waters on earth, making them unusually dense and causing the unique floating experience it has become known for. But the salts are good for more than floating, high in calcium and a number of other minerals it is highly effective in increasing circulation, relieving fluid retention and alleviating symptoms of eczema and psoriasis.
Dead Sea salts are most commonly found in our scrubs and exfoliators and incorporated into spa treatments to slough off dead skin cells. Used in their pure form they are effective when added to a hot bath to relieve muscular aches and pains.
By using our Seaweed & Salt scrub for either a facial or body treatment once a week it can help remove dead skin cells, hydrate your skin and form a barrier to protect your skin from dirt and bacterial infections.
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