The hidden treasures of the sea can work wonders on the skin. It is considered nature’s biggest spa. The best skincare substances from the ocean can provide an easy solution to our skin problems. The deep and enigmatic seas are a treasure trove of beauty ingredients. Here are the skin-loving benefits from the sea!
- Sea Kelp
It can repair the harm caused by everyday wear and tear of the skin. The iodine found in sea kelp removes the free-radicals that cause skin aging. The high nutrient-content found in it can promote hair growth to make it robust and healthy. Keep the kelp safe in your beauty box!
- Sea clay
This mud mask comes from the bed of the sea; the clay helps in keeping the skin nourished and hydrated and takes off the toxins. It helps oxygen flow efficiently throughout your face or body leaving you glowing. The sea clay also acts as a mild exfoliator and helps in reducing cellulite. To your surprise, sea clay works beautifully as a hair mask too, keeping the hair easy and grease-free.
- Sea salt
High on electrolytes and key minerals, it acts as a natural scrub for exfoliating the skin from dust and grime. Sea salt is great as a bath salt which helps pull out dirt, grime, sweat, and toxins from the body and cleaning the body from within. The salt’s mineral composition helps keep the protective barrier in the skin and holds hydration. Hold on to this salt!
- Green seaweed
This one is a superfood for your skin and hair. It has anti-aging and inflammatory benefits to the skin besides providing moisture acts as a natural cleanser and purifier. It protects, calms redness, irritation, inflammation, acne, and maintains skin’s natural pH balance. Nutrients like Vitamin C, E, beta-carotene, potassium, zinc, and iodine found in this wonder ingredient fuel the production of collagen and can help reduce fine lines over a period. Besides, it also has amazing moisturizing properties and saves the skin from UV damage. Astringent ownership of the seaweed also helps reduce inflammation and skin sensitivity.
- Brown and Red Algae
These are seaweeds commonly found in cold waters. Brown and Red algae are ubiquitous in skincare products. They also help in decreasing the inflammation or effects of sunrays and increases production of collagen. Loaded with potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, and proteins, they can improve your skin’s texture. As a natural emollient, these algae moisturize the skin from deep within. So if you are suffering from aging or dry skin conditions or eczema, this should be your go-to or ultimate building block for healthy skin. Not to forget the little plants also contain a kind of sugar that help improve skin functioning. The skin cells retain moisture and block irritants.
This one needs no introduction as it is among the most expensive foods in the world, for its ultimate nourishment to the skin. Caviar is salty eggs from some fish, but well-known are the eggs sturgeon in the Caspian Sea and Black Sea (Beluga, Ossetra, and Sevruga caviars). Rich in omega 3, omega 6 fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, proteins, and minerals, putting caviar on skin can promote porcelain, youthful, and healthy skin. The protein found in caviar goes down to the cells, thus healing and improving the skin’s texture. Caviar is ideal for enhancing skin’s natural collagen production benefiting the skin by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and plumping up the skin.
- Sea Fennel
This edible plant grows abundantly in coastal regions, with promising antioxidants. It is ideal for repairing skin damage or aging and pigmentation. Go sea (see) the difference!
- Green Alga or Chlorella
This one is found in fresh water, the peptides in this prevent premature aging and damage by UV rays beside provides hydration to the skin. Looking fresh and bright every day has never been easier!
Skin Expert Indira Thounaojam says, ‘ Sea secrets are a rage these days. Look out for beauty products with organic sea ingredients in them, so change your skincare routine for the better. They are way safer than chemical-loaded products. Join the tidal wave of marine parts. Caviar can be your skin’s best friend so rub a bit of delicious caviar on the face. Mix Caviar with yogurt or sour cream or natural honey, apply the mixture on your skin and leave it on for thirty minutes. You can mix caviar, rose oil, grape seed oil together and apply on face. Or use caviar with one fresh egg yolk and little flour. Your skin will look bright, glowing and spectacular like never before. Also, mix red caviar with yogurt or olive oil as a hair mask.’