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Natural skin care from the fruits of the sea

The sea is one of the most bountiful sources of skin care nutrients and anyone who prefers natural skin care would be wise to add some of these to their cabinets.

 

BY GLORIA MACTAGGART

 

Kelp

Also known as Lamanaria Digitata, is very high in silicon. It is excellent for dry skin care and keeps the skin from wrinkling and sagging.

 

Algae

Obtained from seaweed, is a great detoxifier and is often added to bath salts for deeper cleansing. It is also a natural moisturizer, good for dry skin care and is reputed to prevent wrinkles.

 

Dulse – Rhodymenia Palmata

Has natural emollient and moisturizing properties and is especially good for oily skin.

 

Bladderwack

Is high in several minerals and sea salts and is used to cleanse and refresh the skin. It’s also great for toning and stimulating the cells.

 

Red seaweed

Provides carrageenan, also known as Irish Moss –an excellent emollient and good for natural skin care regardless of your skin type.

 

The use of seawater

Sea minerals and sea plants is common in many therapeutic settings. Known as Thalasso Therapy (from the Greek word “thalassa”, the sea) spas around the world often use sea products for skin care and cellulite prevention. These treatments are very relaxing and tend to get rid of aches and pains. (SOURCE: PcQL)

 

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