Sea water & your skin- how to make the most of it
19 August 2022 Estimated time: ~2 min.
We love the sea for the moments of beauty and relaxation it offers us, but its salt water is a real therapy for the skin, thanks to the many trace elements it contains!
Sea salt water has a large number of trace elements such as sodium, iodine, zinc or potassium, with healing properties for the skin. Known and applied from antiquity to the present day, sea and sun baths are recommended for the prevention and cure of many diseases such as rickets, osteoporosis, anemia, hypertension, bronchitis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression and various dermatological diseases.
Due to the similar composition of seawater to that of blood plasma, the necessary mineral substances are absorbed very quickly by the skin and enter directly into the blood through the pores.
Be careful, however, if you follow a heliomarine cure that consists of sunbathing, sea water and sand: in the time interval 10-17, protect yourself from extremely harmful ultraviolet rays!
Cleanses and detoxifies
Magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium as well as various sulfates, in combination with various trace elements, effectively heal and invigorate the skin.
Sea salt water is a perfect option for exfoliating the skin, because salinity itself has an amazing effect on dead skin and toxins on the skin.
In addition, the minerals contained in seawater, such as magnesium, are effective for moisturizing and nourishing the skin, so that, after a wave play, the skin will look much softer and smoother.
Sea water also has healing effects in certain dermatitis, eliminating the itching sensations. Tests have shown positive results even for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis!
Fights acne and cellulite
On the other hand, seawater hosts various microorganisms that produce antibiotic, antimicrobial and antibacterial substances, which makes bathing in the sea have real disinfectant qualities. The antibacterial properties of sea water, as well as the exfoliating effect mentioned above are perfect for acne-prone skin.
Sea wave therapy reduces stress and is like a massage, because, at the moment of contact, the energy of the wave presses the muscles, activating the circulation. A very important result of seawater treatment is cell hydration. In conclusion, the skin becomes firmer, supple, and cellulite shrinks.