Algae is a single- or multi-celled organisms that live in water and are the main producers of organic substances in water. They produce more than 75% of all organic substances in the world. That is why seaweed wraps are widely used for weight loss, anti- cellulite , remove toxins and improve skin appearance.
The use of algal wraps
In order to explain the effect produced by the algae, it is necessary to list the substances that they contain:
- sea salt;
- alginic acid;
- vitamins virtually all groups;
- minerals (potassium, sodium, magnesium, chlorine, calcium, etc.).
Work begins algal wraps at the moment of contact with the skin mixture. All of them contain substances begin immediately absorbed into the skin. Especially after a thorough peeling or scraping the necessary parts of the body. It can be done both with the help of cosmetics, household products, and just with a stiff sponges under a warm shower. After absorbing substances are beginning to work:
- break down fat cells in the tissue;
- withdraw excess fluid from the cells;
- stimulate blood circulation and update skin cells.
The effect of algal wraps will be noticeable immediately, but if you do not hold a full course of procedures (7-15, depending on the evidence) - he will not last long.
How to seaweed wrap at home?
You can buy ready-made SPA means for wrapping containing the optimum amount of algae and related substances, but can be prepared in a mixture of absolute self, spending much less money in the process. The first step is to buy the right algae. In modern pharmacies you can find them easily. The most suitable for seaweed wraps at home considered kelp and fucus.
It is also easy to find in a drugstore micronized mixture wraps. It shredded kelp, often with the addition of clay to the best effect and ease of use. Such a mixture is diluted with water until smooth thick cream. Before use, they are left to swell for 20-30 minutes.
Whole seaweed prepare longer and less convenient to use, but the effect of their use is several times higher than that of a micronized mixture. To use these layers must be:
- 500 g algae 4mya pour liters of water and leave to swell.
- Apply to cleansed skin of seaweed for 30-40 minutes to absorb minerals and vitamins.
Cold seaweed wrap provides for the use of water at room temperature. In such water kelp soaked for half an hour. Insulated wrap is not necessary. The primary effect is to remove the swelling and fatigue, improve blood and lymph circulation.
During the hot wraps using water at a temperature of about 60 degrees Celsius. But soaking lasts 10-15 minutes, otherwise all useful
When anti-cellulite body wraps are also effective contrast. First held hot wrap, and then the mixture is applied cold. The effect is increased by adding a mixture of essential oils.
Seaweed wrap has its contraindications. These include:
- allergic reactions to iodine;
- diseases of the cardiovascular system;
- Varicose veins;