(Sea) Vegetables are Good For You
Sure, Mom always told us to eat our vegetables — but perhaps we didn’t realize this applied to sea vegetables, too. Seaweed is highly nutritious, with some people going so far as to label it a superfood. When eaten, it provides concentrated doses of minerals and vitamins, including calcium, magnesium, iodine, iron, potassium, zinc; and vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K. It provides soluble fiber, omega-3s, and antioxidants. It has been reported to help with diabetes, high cholesterol, joint pain, weight loss, and is even being studied to prevent and cure cancer. In short, seaweed helps keep you young and healthy from the inside out.
Seaweed for the Skin
So, it shouldn’t surprise anybody to learn that seaweed can also do wonders from the outside in. When applied topically, the list of skin benefits from seaweed is impressive, including the following:
- Reduces inflammation caused by acne
- Helps with rosacea and eczema
- Exfoliates and detoxifies skin
- Deeply cleanses skin
- Protects skin from UV damage
- Brightens skin and reduces hyperpigmentation
- Reduces redness
- Hydrates and remineralizes skin
- Balances oil production
Seaweed is 8-10 times more potent than land plants in trace minerals. The nutrient-rich compounds are also easily absorbed by the body, and this helps to make them more effective.
Not just limited to the face, seaweed can be beneficial for the entire body. Seaweed wraps are popular as body treatments, helping to create firmer and smoother skin, reduce the appearance of cellulite, eliminate toxins, and stimulate the metabolism.
Seaweed — a Perfect Anti-Aging Ingredient?
In addition to the above benefits, seaweed shines when it comes to anti-aging. Its high content of vitamin C promotes collagen production, which is essential for younger-looking skin. Skin looks and feels more supple and elastic. The vitamin E content contributes to UV protection, keeping wrinkles and sunspots at bay. Antioxidants protect cell membranes, fighting and reversing aging skin created by free radicals.
Overall, seaweed can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, even skin tone, and plump your skin — revealing a brighter, fresher, younger looking you!
Ready to Put Some Seaweed on Your Skin?
We encourage you to try products by OSEA — a leading nontoxic, vegan, seaweed-based skincare line. We sell OSEA products for face and body right here at Hawaii Blue. Simply come in to our med spa in Newport News, VA. Try the Sea Vitamin Boost for an instant antioxidant fix. Or the Hyaluronic Sea Serum for a dewy glow and plumper skin.
Have Other Questions About Anti-aging?
While it’s important to have quality anti-aging products in your skincare regimen, there are many other ways we can help you look ten years younger! Talk to us about your concerns, whether it be wrinkles, sagging skin, even stubborn belly fat that won’t go away. We have services for just about anybody! Schedule your consultation online today. We look forward to serving you!