The Incredible Skin Benefits of Seaweed

| by Caitlin Plummer, under Inspiration

Seaweed has been used for thousands of years and has gained a reputation for its nutritional and medicinal qualities due to its nutrient dense and detoxifying properties. Here at The Woodhouse Day Spa of North Bethesda we incorporate seaweed into many of our services including body treatments, facials, manicure and pedicures.

What makes seaweed so amazing for your skin?

Seaweed absorbs vitamins and minerals directly from the seawater. These same minerals are also essential to the function of the human skin cells and therefore their topical application can be of great benefit. Rich in antioxidants and minerals, seaweed can intensely hydrate and soften the skin and the richness of iodine and potassium can help boost the body’s natural immune system and improve thyroid and liver function which in turn helps with detoxification.

Some of benefits of using Seaweed topically are:

Anti- Aging Properties

Seaweed contains many natural anti-aging properties. Amino acids that are contained in seaweed can help to plump the skin and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Amino Acids also aid in fighting against free radicals that can cause the signs of aging. Seaweed has also been proven to help promote collagen production when used regularly.

Brightens Skin and Reduces Pigmentation

The antioxidants and Vitamin B and C that are contained in seaweed help to heal the skin and brighten pigmentation. Vitamin C can also protect the skin from future damage due to sun exposure.

Improves Many Skin Conditions

Seaweed has been known to be used as an effective treatment for conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, and acne. It contains anti-inflammatory & therapeutic properties that are effective in the treatment of sensitive and allergy prone skin.

Reduces the Appearance of Cellulite

Seaweed aids the contouring process by stimulating circulation. During topical applications of seaweed, the seaweed is usually applied warmed allowing the skin to be more receptive to the minerals and vitamins. The heat increases blood circulation and cell oxygenation allowing toxins to be flushed from the body, as a result, the appearance of cellulite is reduced.

Seaweed has the ability to naturally cleanse and purify the skin, helping to improve its suppleness and elasticity, thus improving the signs of aging by toning, smoothing, moisturizing and stimulating skin cells.

Here at The Woodhouse Day Spa of North Bethesda we only use the highest of quality Voya Certified-Organic Seaweed. Hand-harvested from the cleanest waters off the West Coast of Ireland the seaweed goes straight into a freeze-drying process, so all the natural elements are preserved.

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