Posted: May 15, 2017 by: Lina Dickinson
I was recently in Miami on a weekend getaway. The beach was completely covered with heaps of sea weed. Others avoided going near it, but I gladly tramped right through the glorious sea vegetable, hoping some of its nutrients might soften my cracked heels.
It’s not just a trend, sea kelp is indeed full of goodies that you’ll want to slather all over your body.
But rather than smelling like the classroom fishbowl, you can get the benefits through products that contain sea kelp extract. No need to lose friends over your beauty regimen.1) It’s from the sea...our favorite place.
Sea kelp has evolved over millions of years to adapt to the extreme, changing environment, making it extremely valuable to skin care. It can help protect the cell membrane, prevent damage and moisturize your skin.2) It’s full of iodine.
Topically, Iodine can penetrate the skin and hangs out there for a while, promoting skin repair and accelerating the healing of scars and cuts.3) It’s packed with amino acids.
Sea kelp can efficiently penetrate the skin and will also increase the absorption of other beneficial topical ingredients. It’s known to help increase collagen production, free radical protection, and helps boost the skins natural UV protection.
It’s chocked full of goodies: vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D and E, as well as minerals including zinc, iodine, magnesium, iron, potassium, copper and calcium. Need I say more?5) It has anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Sea kelp extract can help sooth red, blotchy skin and can even help tame acne by reducing bacteria.
Sadly, you are never too old for acne. I keep hoping that is one benefit of aging, but I'm still waiting.