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You cannot imagine the healing power of salt water

It turns out you might be missing out on an important healer… ‘Vitamin sea’!

A day at the beach spent lounging in the sand, frolicking in the sea and eating ice cream is the formula for a hot summer’s day! However, have you ever noticed how your skin feels after an afternoon by the sea? Does refreshed, rejuvenated and glowing ring a bell? Well, this could all be thanks to the power of ‘vitamin sea’.

For generations, salt water has been known to harbor deep healing powers. Historically, doctors would prescribe their patients a day at the seaside for the ultimate cure, detailing exactly how long, how often and under what conditions their patients should be in salt water! Although we’re not going to medically order you to the beach, playing in the sea can provide your skin with more than just enjoyment, and act as a 4-in-1 treatment for healthy skin!

Cleansing

A day spent by the sea can act as a natural cleanser for our complexion. The salt that is found in our oceans can help to cleanse pores deeply, balance oil production and thwart any impurities or bacteria which can cause breakouts or acne, leaving skin with a natural healthy glow.

Exfoliating

Floating in the deep blue can also act as a gentle exfoliator for our skin, whereby the salt water gently rids the skin’s surface of any build of dead skin cells and other impurities, which in turn promotes cellular regeneration. After a refreshing swim in the ocean, be prepared for softer, rejuvenated skin!

Hydrating

Salt water may have a bad rep for being drying, but a short dip in the ocean can actually increase the hydration of the outer layers of our epidermis. This powerful mineral can help to open pores for deeper cleansing, which also allows for better penetration of your moisturizer post-plunge! After swimming, apply a hydrating moisturizer such as Aquasource Everplump to replenish and strengthen skin, taking advantage of your dip in the sea to really lock in moisture. This ocean-based product derives from a natural sea sugar which activates the skin’s hyaluronic acid - the perfect complement to your day at the beach for a healthy, hydrated and rejuvenated glow!

Healing

Salt water is packed with skin-beautifying minerals such as magnesium, calcium and potassium, which can help to heal our skin after a swim in the sea. These elements help to cleanse cells, kill bacteria and reduce the amount of oil clogging our pores which can often be responsible for acne, whilst also restoring balanced pH levels and soothing our skin. These effects could therefore help to reduce signs of acne and semi-permanent scars, clearing up skin to leave it smoother and rejuvenated. However, too much time spent in the sea could be slightly abrasive for your skin- so compliment a quick dip in the sea with Biotherm’s Life Plankton Essence, which, derived from the French Pyrenees, contains 35 nutrients to help regenerate and renew skin, leaving it more luminous, soothed, hydrated and more even looking.

A day at the beach can do wonders for our bodies and our minds. For all you water lovers out there, salt water is a natural gem that can boost the health of our complexion, and give us a gorgeous glow that will have us playing in the sea for hours. So, be sure to respect our oceans, as they have a great deal to offer us!

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