Looking to boost your skincare routine this summer? Have you considered sea kelp? Packed with so much hydrating goodness, this magical skincare ingredient is often forgotten. In this article, we will be taking a deep dive (no pun intended!) into this ingredient and how it could be beneficial to add to your everyday skincare routine

What Exactly is Sea Kelp?

Have you heard about sea kelp? Sea kelp is a type of large, brown seaweed found in underwater forests in shallow ocean waters. This magical skincare ingredient is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This is not a new ingredient though - sea kelp has been used for many centuries across different cultures. With its healing and rejuvenating properties, sea kelp can be a great addition to your skincare routine. 

Benefits of Sea Kelp for Your Skin

So, what are the benefits of sea kelp for the skin? Firstly, sea kelp is a natural humectant, which means it can help the skin retain moisture. If you suffer with dehydrated or dry skin on a regular basis, then sea kelp could be a beneficial step in your beauty regime. 

Sea kelp also has anti-ageing properties, which is one of the main reasons many people choose to use this magic skincare ingredient. Completely packed with antioxidants, sea kelp is known for fighting free radicals and reducing prominent signs of ageing. It is high in vitamin C and E, both of which are potent antioxidants that combat free radicals and help to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Speaking of vitamins, sea kelp contains vitamin A, B, C, D and E, in addition to minerals like iodine, zinc, and magnesium - all of these things nourish and fortify your skin.

If you are looking to detoxify your skin, then sea kelp could also be beneficial. The natural alginates in sea kelp help to draw out all those nasty toxins and impurities from the skin, leaving it clear and refreshed. Not to mention, sea kelp has anti-inflammatory properties. Reducing puffiness and redness of the skin, sea kelp is great for sensitive complexions. 

How to Use Sea Kelp into Your Skincare Routine

Using sea kelp in your skincare routine can be super easy and effective - some of your favourite products may even already contain it! Some of our favourite products from our Hemsley Organics range include sea kelp. 

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Our Hydrating Skin Mist for example uses kelp extract, which is rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. This helps to soften and hydrate your skin throughout the day.  This magical skincare ingredient is also included in our Age Defying Intensive Face Serum. Created to hydrate the under eye, this must-have is an instant skin refresher that plumps, firms and brightens. 

You can also consider taking sea kelp supplements. In addition to including some sea kelp-filled beauty products in your skincare routine, you can also include supplements which will help nourish your skin from inside out.