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The Amazing Beauty Benefits of Seaweed You Haven’t Heard Yet

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The Amazing Beauty Benefits of Seaweed You Haven’t Heard Yet

Sea salt isn’t the only way to reap the benefits of the ocean’s beautifying—not to mention, healing properties. Rich in antioxidants and other beauty-benefiting vitamins and minerals, seaweed is a force to be reckoned with. Seaweed is a powerful anti-aging ingredient that can regenerate and protect the skin. Curious to know more? Here are the beauty benefits of seaweed—plus, our favorite products formulated with this superstar ingredient ahead.

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Contains anti-inflammatory benefits

Seaweed is an excellent anti-inflammatory ingredient and can help reduce inflammation caused by acne.  Seaweed contains an anti-inflammatory complex carbohydrate called fucoidan. Research has demonstrated the health benefits of brown algae consumption, including anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-cancer properties.

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Help keep rosacea under control

In addition to reducing acne inflammation, seaweed can also help keep skin conditions like rosacea under control. “Since it’s rich in B vitamins and is anti-inflammatory, it can also help with skin conditions like rosacea and inflammation.

Exfoliates and detoxes the skin

Another way seaweed benefits skin? “It can also serve as an exfoliant to get rid of dead skin cells and toxins,” says Dr. Jaliman. To reap the exfoliating and detoxifying benefits of seaweed, try adding sea salt and seaweed soak to your bath.

Repairs damage from heat styling

In addition to being good for your skin, seaweed is also good for your hair—as it can repair damaged strands caused by over-styling.

Promotes collagen production

Above all, seaweed provides a lot of anti-aging benefits and can promote younger-looking skin all around. “Seaweed is rich in vitamin C, which promotes collagen production [and] can help keep skin youthful.

Brightens the skin and targets hyperpigmentation

If you’re struggling with dull skin or hyperpigmentation, you may want to consider incorporating a serum enriched with seaweed into your daily regimen. Why do you ask? “Seaweed contains niacin, which is good for brightening and hyperpigmentation,” says Dr. Jaliman.

Keeps the skin hydrated

Seaweed is full of humectants that draw in moisture from the environment, and vitamin E, also great for hydrating the skin.

Gives the skin a Youthful-looking appearance

The amino acids in seaweed help your skin to plump up, smoothing out fine lines with its anti-aging properties.

Heals sensitive skin problems

The natural minerals contained in seaweed, which include omega, zinc, and magnesium, create a barrier to protect skin from harsh weather (or overly dry environments) while helping to heal the skin of any infections.

Evens skin pigmentation

The antioxidants that include vitamin B and C, help to heal the skin and clear pigmentation that developed after it was exposed to the sun’s rays for too long.

 

Stacey Chillemi

editor@thecompleteherbalguide.com

I am on a mission to transform the health of millions worldwide. Check out my website at staceychillemi.com. I am a popular and recognizable health and lifestyle reporter and expert, columnist and health host. Author of The Complete Guide to Natural Healing and Natural Remedies for Common Conditions, along with 20 other published books. I am the founder of The Complete Herbal Guide and a recognized health and natural remedies expert, with over 20 years in practice as a Health Coach. I write for the Huffington Post, Huff Post, Thrive Global and Medium (Owned by Arianna Huffington). I have been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show, local news, and numerous radio shows. My focus is on natural healing, herbal remedies, alternative methods, self-motivation, food for medicine, nutrition, fitness, natural beauty remedies and the power of positive thinking.