Many people view seaweed as a revolting plantlike substance. However, others see it is a culinary delicacy and an essential component of their skin care regimens.
Why shouldn’t seaweed disgust you?
Well, there are several reasons why. Seaweed contains many minerals and vitamins, and it can be consumed or applied directly to your skin as an exfoliant and strengthening agent.
Seaweed contains natural, anti-inflammatory compounds that can help to reduce the swelling caused by acne.
If you have acne, you know how embarrassing it can be to show your face after you pop some of your pimples. While you won’t be able to completely eliminate the swelling after you pop them, using a seaweed cleanser can help to reduce the swelling. Plus, using a seaweed cleanser can aid in preventing breakouts in the future because of the fact that it can be utilized as a natural exfoliant to remove those dead skin cells that typically block pores.
It can reduce the swelling and red discoloration caused by rosacea.
Seaweed contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12. And, as we mentioned already, seaweed helps to reduce swelling/inflammation. So, with all of these properties, seaweed is yet another substance that can aid in an individual’s fight against alleviating the symptoms of rosacea.
Seaweed extract is used in many cosmetics because it functions as a thickening agent, and has been shown to have moisturizing, photoprotector, and anti-oxidant properties.
In fact, there are many products out there that contain seaweed such as lotions and oils, soaps, shampoos, lip balms, foundations, makeups, and many others. Here at Shira Esthetics, you will even find that we have our own “Sea Weed” line of products, as well as offer many other products that contain seaweed extracts.
Right now, our Sea Weed line includes two cleansers, one mask, serum, and a toner.
To learn more about our Sea Weed line and the benefits of using our products, please click here.