| Skin Secrets
with Sue Dewes from Tranquillo Beauty
Warm sands, blue skies and the gentle roar of the waves – few experiences are as therapeutic as time spent at the beach or near the sea. The entire experience is a tonic for the body, mind and soul.
Seawater is like a miracle acne treatment, as salt is an excellent curing, clearing and cleansing agent. Sodium chloride helps to cleanse the skin and is effective for mild acne as it helps to cleanse the pores deeply and balance oil production.
As if anyone needed an excuse to go to the beach!
Acne can be caused by hormonal changes, mineral deficiencies, bad hygiene and increased stress. A trip to the beach gives your body some beneficial sun exposure, and increased mineral nourishment from the sea water.
The mineral-rich surf contains potassium and magnesium, both indispensable elements in all of the body's natural self-cleansing and detoxification process. And it's hard to be unhappy at the beach, so it's an excellent chance to de-stress.
Don't forget that over-exposure to the sun is extremely bad for the skin, but short periods of sun exposure, using an excellent SPF, is beneficial.
While going to the beach and taking a dip has an excellent cleansing effect as an acne treatment, it is not the only way to keep your skin looking clear and radiantly beautiful. Using skincare products that are specifically formulated to care for acne-prone skin is also important.