Lifestyle January 29, 2012 at 01:00 am

Seawater May Be The Key To Beautiful, Healthy Skin

Dewan Farhana January 29, 2012 at 01:00 am

January 29, 2012 at 01:00 am | Lifestyle


Thalassotherapy is emerging as one of the best ways to achieve the healthy looking skin that so many people seek.

This form of skin therapy was developed by Dr. Richard Russell in France over 200 years ago. “Thalasso” in Greek means Sea. Thalassotherapy, is the idea of using sea water and its natural ingredients as a skin treatment. 

Seawater contains important electrolytes, including magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium, and iodide. Given that your skin, the body’s biggest organ, contains so many pores, these electrolytes are absorbed easily. 

Thalassotherapy has garnered increasing popularity over the years. Today, Tunisia ranks 2nd in the world in thalassotherapy tourism. There you can find a combination of “the comfort of luxury hotels with the rejuvenation of natural mineral-therapy treatments.”

According to Judith Woods, writer for The Telegraph, seawater boosts "the body's blood and lymph circulation, accelerating the metabolism and promoting the elimination of toxins.” The result is naturally radiant, beautiful skin. 

Recent research studies have shown that thalassotherapy is not only an effective beauty regimen, but is also a very effective treatment for eczema. According to the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (JEADV), Dead Sea thalassotherapy is a “natural selective balneo-phototherapy utilized for many years to treat severe atopic dermatitis.” Atopic dermatitis is a form of eczema in which patients suffer from itchy, scaling and inflamed skin. The results of the study showed that thalassotherapy was beneficial to relieving the symptoms associated with eczema.

Whether you want to enhance your beauty or to alleviate an uncomfortable and debilitating skin disorder, like eczema, thalassotherapy is a great form of natural treatment.

Sources: allafrica.com, onlinelibrary.wiley.com, telegraph.co.uk

Photo Credit: www.prlog.org, woman-beauty.info

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