Seaweed or Kelp, are rich in vitamins A, B, E, D, K, and C, carotenes, and minerals iodine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, silica, iron and zinc. Sea vegetables are believed to remove impurities from the skin, re-mineralize the skin, restore elasticity, and leave the skin feeling smoother and more supple. Sea vegetables provide moisturization and gentle exfoliation. The use of seaweed extract in a hot bath is said to be beneficial for treating skin disorders and easing the pain suffered from rheumatism, arthritis and other aches and pains. Considered a soothing, moisturizing plant, kelp powder is often used in mineral baths and facial masks.
In hair care, mineral rich kelp adds protection to the surface of hair, reducing moisture loss and infusing it with vitamins. The proteins, in particular, seem to strengthen roots, add body and shine and condition the scalp and hair. Some Hairstylists have found the nutrients in seaweed a great way to help limp and lifeless hair.
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