Health Benefits of Sea Water
A swim in the sea may improve your mood and health. Hippocrates first used the word “thalassotherapy” to describe the healing effects of seawater. Ancient Greeks appreciated the health and beauty benefits of this mineral-rich water and bathed and soaked in seawater-filled pools and hot tubs. Among several benefits, swimming in seawater can help increase your immune system function, improve circulation, promote overall well-being and hydrate your skin.
According to Skin Research and Technology Journal, sea water is good for skin dermatitis. To test this, they compared the results of skin bathed in a sodium lauryl sulfate, a salt compound treatment for rashes, and skin bathed in seawater. The result is that the sea water’s healing effect was far better and faster than the sodium lauryl sulfate. The researchers also found out that seawater increases the elasticity of the skin making it smoother and clearer. Seawater contains minerals such as magnesium, sodium, calcium, chloride, and sulfate that work as natural cosmetics for our skin. Magnesium helps moisturize the skin and reduce inflammation, making it look fresh and vibrant. People with atopic skin problems like eczema or dryness are recommended to take regular baths in salted solutions or best recommended is to take a swim in the sea. This fluid treatment is broadly proven to improve skin condition and its overall hydration, with key benefits attributed to high-magnesium content from sea water.
Seawater is great for blood circulation in our bodies. It can improve blood cycle and circulation by restoring essential micro-elements within our bodies that are depleted by poor diets, stress or induced by environmental pollution. Ocean waters contain an endless supply of minerals, vitamins, amino acids, trace elements and micro-organisms which have antibacterial effects and can even work as natural antibiotics. These components are absorbed by the skin whenever you swim or simply by inhaling a sea mist your lungs can benefit as it also contains negatively charged hydrogen ions that enhance our overall health and bodies cells.
So remember, the next time you are soaking in the ocean. You are healing and regenerating your body. Not too mention the Vitamin D from the sun. Please remember to where sunscreen and have fun!