25 Jul Glow this Summer with Ocean-Inspired Skincare Ingredients
This summer, get inspired from your day at the beach with four new ingredients to incorporate into your skincare routine.
Jumping in the ocean for a swim on your beach day is always a good idea. Not only because a swim, or float, in the sea is excellent for stress relief, but because seawater has been used in skincare products for ages. It first became a renowned substance, not in skincare but in healing practices by none other than Hippocrates. Since then, researchers have found that sea water, especially from the Dead Sea, can replenish your skin’s minerals such as magnesium and potassium and helps improve skin appearance and texture. It is super hydrating and can reduce skin redness even healing dry and cracked skin. It also contains living microorganisms that give seawater its naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
Sea salt is an essential ingredient in seawater that is responsible for many of its healing effects. It contains tons of natural minerals and healing properties that help out your skin. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties that can destroy bacteria and fungi that may cause acne and other skin infections. The best way to incorporate sea salt is to use it in a facial exfoliant! Remember to use table grade Sea salt for your face as the coarse grain may be too harsh on your sensitive skin. This exfoliant with help remove those dead skin cells and rejuvenate the skin, preventing sagging and cracking.
Yup, that pesky sea plant always getting caught in your hair when you’re trying to swim actually has fantastic benefits for your skin. As with all the other ingredients of ocean origin it contains tons of vitamins and minerals. Seaweed, in particular, includes phytonutrients can help with blood flow and give your skin a healthy glow. Another aspect that makes seaweed unique is its amino acids and antioxidants. Not only does it make your skin look and feel more youthful, but it also helps your skin to release toxins and build up a defense against pollutants. Its skin-plumping effects are suitable for any and all skin types.
Sea Mud (Silt)
This is the skin care ingredient of queens, literally. Dead Sea mud or silt’s benefits were known to pharaohs in ancient Egypt, and even queens like Cleopatra used it to improve her skin. Used as a mask or exfoliant, it is full of minerals and nutrients such as phosphates and bromides and works to hydrate skin. It works to draw toxins out of the pores making it great for those pesky acne-prone areas. It can also help to reduce redness and inflammation and can be used to treat some skin conditions.