Seaweed truly does seem slimy and gross on the beach, under the sea, and even on your plate. However, they are actually very healthy food. Sea vegetables are full of nutrients and they have a rich supply of minerals, most prominently calcium, copper, iodine and iron. This slippery, stringy sea plant contains powerful ingredients that can benefit your skin too. Here, we focus on the role of seaweed in nurturing our skin. Ever heard of a seaweed body treatment or a seaweed body wrap?
How It Goes
The procedure varies from spa to spa and from massage therapist to massage therapist. We do know the gist of the procedure and it goes like this:
- Exfoliation of the skin
- Application of a wrap made of seaweed mud or seaweed clay
- Wrapping of hot towel soaked in herbal seaweed solution around your body
- Ensuring that you sweat out and your skin is toned and reinvigorated
- Keeping the body hydrated during the treatment
- Removal of the excess seaweed mud with the help of a balmy cleansing cloth and then, a thorough application of skin toner and moisturizer.
Seaweed detox body wrap certainly provides multiple benefits to the skin and body. In addition, the entire process is also an excellent way to relieve daily stress and to help the body and mind feel new and improved. It also aims to detoxify the body, tone the skin, and improve the skin’s elasticity and regeneration, among others.
A seaweed wrap treatment helps to eliminate toxins from your body. The paste is applied to the body warm, causing you to sweat. During the sweating process, your body is believed to be eliminating toxic chemicals. These are then brought to the surface of the skin and rinsed away when the wrap is washed off. Many people who have undergone the treatment reports that they feel better after a seaweed body wrap and have fewer aches and pains too.
It has been found that, when your skin starts absorbing the minerals contained in the seaweed treatment, fat deposits in the body are broken down too. How does this happen? Seaweed body wraps generate heat and this heat, in turn, helps in the redistribution of fats. It’s kind of staying in a sauna for quite some time but without the extreme heat associated with it. Ideally, after the session, your skin should look smooth and the appearance of cellulite is lessened.
Improves Skin Regeneration
Seaweed body mask helps to regenerate the skin in your body by promoting collagen formation. The treatment ensures the removal of dead skin cells. Moreover, this wrap generally contains amino acids and sea salts, which are favorable for the health of your skin. Thus, the body skin is revived, becomes firm and the appearance of wrinkles is reduced.