It turns out that a plant that grows under water and sustains ocean life has significant benefits for humans too. Rich in minerals, throughout much of the world seaweed is thought to combat illness and disease. From an environmental perspective, seaweed is extremely helpful as it is currently responsible for a majority of the carbon capture that takes place on the planet. If that’s not enough, the popular online women's magazine Bustle crowned seaweed as the “It” beauty ingredient earlier this year. Here’s a more detailed look at the many beauty benefits of seaweed.
Prevents Future Skin Damage
When consumed as part of a meal, snack or drink, seaweed provides a powerful cocktail of Omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants and fiber, all of which are also absorbed into the skin when applied in a spa treatment. The antioxidants in seaweed can help fight free radicals and other harmful environmental elements. Seaweed also provides extra protection against wrinkles and loss of elasticity in the skin and can help treat skin issues at the cellular level.
Combats Skin Irritation
From dry skin to acne and breakouts, people who suffer from skin ailments often struggle to find remedies that really work. Seaweed provides a healthy dose of Vitamin B, a nutrient well-known for its positive effect on skin issues and irritations. For an all-over treat, try a seaweed-infused body wrap to cool and calm itchy or irritated skin.
Soothes And Calms A Tired Body
When applied liberally to the skin as part of a beauty treatment, seaweed can draw toxins from the body and soothe away aches and pains that build up from stress or physical exertion. Seaweed can also assist with fluid retention, reducing swelling and infusing the body with healing elements.
Brightens And Revitalizes Skin
The effects of aging and the environment can result in tired or dull-looking skin, and in some cases may lead to dark patches also known as hyperpigmentation. Seaweed treatments can infuse a more youthful glow in skin and can be helpful in specifically targeting hyperpigmentation. Seaweed is also a natural deep-cleaning agent, removing impurities to leave the skin smooth, supple and breakout-free.
The Woodhouse Day Spa exclusively uses VOYA organic products for our spa treatments utilizing seaweed. VOYA is the world’s first certified organic skincare range and the company and is deeply committed to sustainable harvesting practices. Wild organic seaweed is selected by eye and harvested by hand. No machinery is used so as not to harm the delicate seabed or marine life.
Ready to experiment with the natural beauty benefits of seaweed? Here are two seaweed wrap spa beauty treatments offered by The Woodhouse Day Spa:
- Organic Seaweed Leaf Wrap. This 80 minute sea-inspired treatment features resting and relaxing in an Atlantic seaweed cocoon. This rejuvenating treatment begins with a lymphatic dry brush exfoliation and ends with a relaxing scalp massage.
- Warm Spiced Mud Wrap. This 50 minute treatment results in noticeable toning and firming of the skin. A mask of Atlantic seaweed and peat is applied to draw toxins from the body. The treatment begins with a stimulating seaweed scrub exfoliation and ends with a refreshing Vichy shower.
At Woodhouse, we believe that internal wellness and beauty are intricately linked. Learn more about our wellness treatments or purchase a gift card for a loved one this holiday season. Our gift cards may be redeemed at face value at our Cincinnati spa location or at any of our other spas in Ohio or throughout the country.