Seaweed has traditionally been a part of many of Asian food items. Yes, we are referring to ”Nori” that you might have seen wrapped around Sushi.
Seaweed is an excellent source of fiber, minerals and phytonutrients. It therefore is considered as a healthy food item with remarkable nutritional benefits. However, not many are aware that seaweed can improve the texture and add glow to skin when applied externally. Here are some great things seaweed does for your skin.
1. Provides Nutrition
Seaweeds are rich in amino acids, minerals and vitamins that nourish the skin. Seaweeds also show naturally revitalizing and moisturising properties. Scientists report that seaweeds contain humectants that help to retain water on skin surface. In addition, hydrocolloids present in the seaweed hydrate and add glow to skin.
2. Acts As An Effective Antioxidant
Increased levels of free radicals can cause severe damage to the skin and make it appear dull and lifeless. Seaweeds possess radical scavenging abilities due to which, it serves as a great antioxidant.
3. Acts As De-Toxifier
Extracts of brown seaweed are used in a massage therapy, which eliminates impurities from the body and simultaneously balances the pH of the skin. Seaweed, when applied to the skin, draws excess fluid and waste products from the skin. It also acts as a cleanser for dead skin cells and removes other impurities from the surface to add glow to skin.Some more steps towards a glowing skin
4. Acts As An Exfoliant
Seaweed bath is usually used for its cleansing and exfoliating qualities. When formulated as soaps, cleansing agents or scrubs it acts as a natural exfoliant to remove dead skin cells.
5. Acts As AnAnti-Ageing Agent
Some seaweed contains molecules similar to that of collagen, a substance that gives skin elasticity, strength, and firmness. Due to its therapeutic properties, seaweeds have become a natural alternative to the chemical based cosmetics that claim to reverse the signs of ageing. How to reduce wrinkles naturally?
6. Prevents Acne
Seaweed contains a compound called phycosaccharide that is proven to show anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory actions. It can also reduce sebum or oil production and thus prevent acne. Some more natural ways to fight acne
Although convinced with all the magical benefits of seaweed for skin, no one would like to apply a clumpy mass of green algae on skin. But, some renowned spas such as Four Fountains De-Stress Spa in Pune offer all the goodness of seaweed in a Body Wrap that balances the skin’s oiliness, helps lighten the skin and add glow to skin.