Seaweed is not just for sushi anymore! It may be slimy and sludgy, but seaweed (or sea kelp) can be your your skin’s new best friend! From cleansing to toning, moisturizing to repairing, seaweed has earned some serious kudos in the skincare world.
Seaweed is a very resilient plant that is able to withstand the harsh and ever-changing environment under the sea. When harnessed, this resilience and adaptability make it a powerful source for renewing the look of skin. One of the most popular kelps is brown sea kelp. It is harvested from the Antarctic Ocean and is commonly used in creams and lotions because of its super-powerful anti-aging properties.
Sea kelp helps prevent and reverse damage to the skin by free radicals. Free radicals are highly unstable molecules that accelerate the aging process by attacking healthy cells and damaging collagen (the stuff that gives your skin that “bounce” or youthful firmness).1
Skin care containing sea kelp extract is recommended if you suffer from dry skin or flaky patches. Due to its high iodine, mineral and antioxidant content, kelp is believed to help remove toxins and help soothe, hydrate and soften the skin and help it retain moisture. Sea kelp is also beneficial to those that suffer from breakouts. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, sea kelp can help reduce the inflammation that causes red, painful breakouts. Finally, sea kelp is also proven to help those suffering from pigmentation (or melasma) by helping to even skin tone.2
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- “What Are The Skin Benefits of Sea Kelp Extract?” 111Skin.com, http://111skin.com/blogs/blog/17887552-what-are-skin-the-benefits-of-sea-kelp-extract
- “Seaweed: the superfood for skin, hair, and health” Get The Gloss.com, http://www.getthegloss.com/article/seaweed-the-superfood-for-skin-hair-and-health