Ever wonder why mermaids always have glowing skin and long, luxurious hair? The secret is in the sea, and all of the beauty-boosting tools that can be found there. Don't worry; you won't have to visit a sea witch or board a submarine to tap into the beautifying resources of the deep because all of these ingredients can be found in products at your local spa or boutique. From sea salt to seaweed, here are some of our favorite aquatic beauty products:
- Sea Salt. Packed with natural sodium and trace minerals like zinc and copper, sea salt is a high-quality cosmetic resource. When used in scrubs, sea salt granules help to slough off dead skin cells and to lighten and brighten skin tone. When used in a bath soak or applied in mask form, sea salt helps rid skin of toxins and other impurities resulting in fewer breakouts and a smoother, more even appearance.
- Seaweed. The minerals, phytonutrients and natural omegas found in seaweed provide a whole host of benefits for needy skin. Seaweed is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, so it can help ease muscle pain and mute the signs of rosacea. Its nourishing elements are good for both your scalp and your hair follicles and detoxifiers pull waste and excess fluid from the skin. It’s no wonder that this multi-purpose beauty resource is used in everything from facials to body wraps.
- Sea Mud. You'll find this natural element most often in hair and facemasks. That's because its unique properties help loosen dirt and debris from clogged pores. Sea mud also firms and tightens skin, leaving it with a fresh and youthful texture and tone. It even supports healthy circulation, an often-overlooked factor when it comes to fighting the effects of aging.
Oceans cover over 71% of the Earth's surface, yet to date we've only explored 5% of our planet's underwater world. So while these beauty-boosting products pack an impressive punch, we don't think it's a stretch to assume they're only the tip of the iceberg. What other surprises are lurking in the deep? A clam that destroys cellulite? Coral with the power to completely erase wrinkles? Actual mermaids? We can't wait to find out.