The therapeutic use of sea mineral skin care, also known as thalassotherapy, includes use of the ocean, marine plants and sea mud. The Greeks began the practice of thalassotherapy thousands of years ago, and it has since been scientifically proven that exposure to sea air, immersion in warm sea water and treating the skin and body with ocean-based ingredients help to return the body to a natural chemical balance, restoring youthful vitality and vigor.
Sea Mineral Skin Care
But why should we use products from the sea in skin care? Ocean water is the largest source of life-sustaining and life-enhancing trace elements and minerals than anywhere else on earth.
Science has proven that ocean-based minerals and algae have irrefutably positive effects on our skin, which is why there is now an abundance of skin care products that contain some sort of ocean-based ingredient, from sea salt to algae to mud.
Seawater and human plasma are chemically very similar. When soaking in sea water (or using sea salts in a bath at home), the minerals in the salts, especially Dead Sea salts help to pull moisture from deep in the skin up to the outermost layers of skin while at the same time absorbing the minerals and trace elements our body needs to purify, tone and detoxify.
Removing toxins from our skin is a critical element of having plump, healthy looking skin with an even skin tone.
Algae is another ingredient that comes from the ocean and has incredible skin benefits. It is high in amino acids, which are part of the building blocks of cells and help condition and moisturize skin. Moisturized skin appears more plump and smooth, which in turn minimizes the appearance of wrinkles. Algae also has detoxifying properties and helps boost the growth of new skin cells.
Since sea mineral skin care has been successfully used for thousands of years and is now available to us to incorporate into our home spas through high quality products containing these beneficial ingredients, it makes sense to seek out products with sea minerals to reap the benefits of purified, beautiful skin.