Beauty is the most desired by everyone, nowadays, there are many alternatives or options that women and even men are looking for today to keep their skin beautiful, tenacious, and radiant and currently, algae represent a great option.
Whether in supplements or as in sea vegetables, algae increase body vitality due to its high concentration of minerals, vitamins and trace elements. And topically, in beauty products, its components are also used.
These vegetables that the sea gives away make up more than 20,000 varieties, of which approximately ten are marketed, both for food, supplementation or cosmetic use.
The Algae´S Properties
They take from their aquatic and solar environment all its properties by which they concentrate valuable elements such as vitamins, proteins, amino acids, trace elements, iodine, magnesium, potassium, iron, selenium, and zinc, among others.
They stand out for their antibiotic, antitumor, antioxidant and antiviral properties. It is considered rejuvenating of the skin, hair, and body in general.
Today they are added to shampoo, soaps, anti-cellulite creams, against flaccidity, rejuvenating, etc. They have the advantage that they can be incorporated into creams to emulsify them without adding oils, which allows for enriched but light textures.
If these products contain mud, marine sand, and seawater, then they are considered thalassocomesticos, a word linked to thalassotherapy, a method of recovering health that uses these oceanic components and that dates back to the time of Hippocrates, father of Medicine.
The algae, whether in the form of wraps (algae therapy) or as components of massage creams, can contribute to reduce measures, combat flaccidity, and cellulite, because they help drain fats, in addition to having relaxing and anti-stress effects, in addition to activating metabolism, detoxify, hydrate, nourish the skin, and above all, give a feeling of relaxation to all those who love natural therapies.
Such properties are experienced after at least five sessions, especially with the purification of the skin and the body in general.
And beyond the direct benefits that can be felt on the skin, the relaxation achieved by techniques such as algae therapy, also results in physical beauty, because when anxiety levels are reduced to a minimum when a person feels good inside This is reflected in seeing himself several years younger.
Some recommendations before applying algae treatment
Some specialists indicate that before applying any treatment with algae, it is necessary to first proceed with exfoliation, to take better advantage of its properties. In the case that sheets are used to wrap, they are moistened in previously boiled or mineral water.
You can also add some essential oil so that the nutrients are absorbed more easily. After exfoliating, the algae are placed, either with mud or not – in this case, it is called mud therapy -, a wrap is carried out for one 20 or 30 minutes, it is removed, massaged and then showered with petals of a rose or chamomile water, to provide more relaxation.
Algae are rich in trace elements
Due to the affinity of water with human plasma, a component that algae also assimilate, these easily provide the skin with its nutrients, which improves microcirculation and produces cell regeneration. It must also be borne in mind that seaweeds are ten times richer in trace elements than plants on land.
Hence, several brands incorporate algae among their components to improve the appearance of the skin and face thanks to their potential as rejuvenators and thus provide vitamins, mud therapy and trace elements as important as iodine or magnesium.
We already know about algae and its properties, it is interesting to incorporate it into our skincare, skin and hair care practices and the results will surely be excellent.