skin care

According to The History of Skincare.com, there is significant reason to believe that the Egyptians began the practice of skin care somewhere around 3000 BC. Indicating that Queens and Pharaoh’s were as concerned about beauty back then as we are today.   

 

Ancient facial treatments incorporated natural ingredients such as clay and oils to hydrate and protect the skin from the sun and wild mushrooms to lighten the skin. Holistic practices incorporating facial massage and exercise were also used to improve the appearance of wrinkles. Over the years, facial masks made of anything from sesame seeds, black beans, seaweed to jellyfish were used to maintain a youthful appearance.

 

Marine mud, seaweed and algae are still readily used in skincare products and treatments today. Thalgo Marine Skin Care has perfected the use of elements of the sea with their line of professional skin and body care products.

 

Why Algae?  Algae have the amazing ability to increase the rich content of minerals and trace elements of the sea and restore its strengthening, remineralizing and balancing properties, sometimes by up to 100,000 times. The star of treatments, algae act like sponges in Thalassotherapy to give you the best that seawater has to offer.

 

They have a very high concentration of mineral elements (iodine, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, copper, zinc, cobalt, iron, fluoride, etc.) and also contain almost every vitamin and amino acid. Thanks to this particularly rich composition, algae boast antiviral as well as antibacterial qualities. They are used to heal rheumatism and regulate the thyroid gland.

 

While the most common use is in algae body wraps, in which the body is entirely covered with hot algae before being wrapped in a hot blanket, algae can also be used in a bath or even find their way onto your plate. The muscles relax, blood circulation is reactivated and toxins are eliminated.

 

The story of skincare is a long one and involves many interesting practices, but the bottom line is, we all just want to look and feel good about our skin. For more information on how your skin can look it’s best and the Thalgo extensive line of Marine Skin and Body Care, go to ThalgoUSA.com.