Seaside - not only the waves, warm sand, the air smelling of salt, iodine, fragrance of flowering plants! This world of countless marine plants and living organisms, most of which have unique healing properties. And in the preservation of youth and beauty seafood have no rivals in efficiency and variety of properties.
Here and precious species of fish and their omega-3 and omega-6, essential for our body. With mussels and oysters: high content of calcium and zinc is particularly important for the condition of hair and nails. And numerous algae from the usual kelp (seaweed) to the exotic Hawaiian microalgae gematokokkusa - the champion on the content of the antioxidant astaxanthin. Incidentally, this antioxidant on the properties of 10 times more effective than beta carotene, and 4 times stronger than lutein, moreover, is much more effective vitamin E and has a lot of useful properties.
Astaksatin found in other seafood - mackerel, shellfish, crabs, lobsters, cod, although in much smaller quantities. But its properties are truly unique: protect the body's cells from damage, reduces the likelihood of cardiovascular disease and cancer, protect your eyes and skin from UV rays (A and B range). And most importantly, astaxanthin protects our skin from aging, holding back the ravages of free radicals and keeps skin young.
So what are the maritime gifts and how to use cosmetics?
Manufacturers means of maintaining youth and beauty the palm undoubtedly give algae. Hoods extracts are increasingly being used in creams for the face and body, masks and tonics, care of hair, for anti-cellulite body wraps and other treatments of thalassotherapy. If still relatively new cosmetics based on sea water and algae was used only in professional lines, it is now engaged in its production of virtually all the major cosmetic companies.
Marine gifts for the skin
The complex colloidal structure of algae brings them closer in composition to blood plasma, and the content of trace elements such as phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, boron, iron, etc. (Not to mention iodine), determines their unique healing qualities.
Seaweed phenomenally affect the skin, moisturizing and re-creating it, accelerating the metabolism and increasing resilience. Algae vary in color and composition, but all contain special alginic (algal) acid is a salt of the acid and determine the various properties of algae.
For example, the mask of brown seaweed (kelp) moisturize, tone and firm the skin. Red algae also have a moisturizing and vasoconstrictor effect, can weaken the manifestation of skin irritation. Manufacturers often use them in the media before and after tanning. Concentrate amino blue-green algae (spirulliny) are often included in cosmetics, has a regenerating and firming effect on the skin. Beta-carotene slows down the aging process, seals the cuticle, supports the production of collagen.
The enormous potential for use in creams and other means for the regeneration of the skin extracts have the clams and mussels. Romanian experts examined the ability of extracts from living in the Black Sea oysters and mussels deified regenerate skin and compared with the action of traditional ointments against burns. The results are very encouraging, the skin after burns recovered almost twice as fast in processing its extract clams and mussels than using traditional protivoozhogovyh funds.
Many of the leading cosmetic companies are actively searching for new areas of application of bioactive properties of seafood. As an example,
Academie scientifique de Beaute
- A pioneer in the development of original therapeutic and cosmetic products. The complex of active humidification (Programm Hydratant) by the content of seaweed extract, hyaluronic acid and colostrum restores skin elasticity, maintains the desired degree of humidity. Wrinkle Gel by Academie scientifique de Beaute, in a formulation containing a complex of algae and shellfish extract from the panel, smoothes wrinkles and returns a youthful skin.
Thermes Marins de Saint Malo
(from the French Brittany) has a thalassotherapy center and specializes in seafood. Uses of the sea, all useful for skin health - from extracts of the four species of algae to shark cartilage extracts and thermal water. In the line of Thermes Marins de Saint Malo a variety of means to care for face and body with a spa-slope of which is particularly recommended firming serum Osmolift.
Marine gifts for hair
Miracle extracts of kelp, spirulina, in combination with other bioactive components in the composition of shampoos, conditioners, lotions, masks, are able to maintain in good condition the hair of any type, color and texture. Anti-dandruff shampoo with seaweed get rid of this disease for a number of uses, if it includes such algae as fucus, which contains 42 trace minerals and vitamins needed for healthy skin and hair.
Spiral (blue) algae due to the large amount of protein, vitamin B12 and beta-carotene (a precursor of vitamin A) makes the hair follicles healthy and viable.
Red algae isolated rich in vitamins C and B2 special mucilage, which nourishes and restores the hair shafts.
Many companies produce high-quality hair care products based on seafood. For example, a German company
It boasts a line for normal to dry hair "Hydro Energy". These include shampoo, restoring cream, foam hair care spray for rapid care for dry and normal hair with seaweed extract and E3 complex.
To strengthen the hair can be and with the help of simple home treatments. For example, make a mask from an extract of seaweed with beer.
Mix 2 cups of light beer with a glass of water, add 2 tablespoons of seaweed extract. Evenly spread the mixture on dry hair, massage your head for 2-3 minutes and wrap a towel for 30 minutes. Wash and rinse with water with lemon juice or apple cider vinegar.
Sea silt or mud is part of many medical masks for hair. Their impact on the scalp improves blood flow to the hair follicles and normalizes the sebaceous glands. The result - the hair becomes stronger.
Marine gifts to fight cellulite
It is difficult to overestimate the importance of seaweed in the programs of thalassotherapy, here, and anti-cellulite body wrap with algae (thallus kelp), and extracts for the preparation of baths from kelp, fucus alga (called a mixture of algae and molluscs), and the special anti-cellulite cosmetics (creams, scrubs, gels masks).
Of course, perform these procedures in the best thalassotherapy center, but if this is not possible, then it is quite possible to buy the necessary drugs and use them in your own home. So famous Franco-Russian cosmetic company
It offers a series of medical and cosmetic products "Sea Garden", which includes anti-cellulite body scrub, anti-cellulite body mask, anti-cellulite massage gel and a number of other products.
Good reviews can be found on the brand of anti-cellulite products
. Mud mask with algae makes the skin smooth and velvety, it appears tone, elasticity, smooth out the appearance of cellulite.
In beauty salons you can offer as drugs for anti-cellulite procedures, cosmetics different cosmetic laboratories: Cyprus
'' SPA Abyss ''
'' Christina ''
That's based on seafood (algae and sponges), herbal extracts and essential oils bioenzimov.
And, of course, will help combat cellulite and weight loss, and improve the skin and hair, adding seafood to your daily menu.