One of my favorite parts of summer is submerging myself into seawater at the beach for the very first time. I love the feeling of calm that surrounds me as soon as my head sinks beneath the water’s surface. Swimming in seawater has lots of benefits for your mind and body, from stress relief to overall health, so make your way to the beach and swim your little hearts out this summer, my dears!
Salt water reduces inflammation of muscles and joints within your body. Coupled with the already-calming, meditative act of swimming, being in the sea will leave you with extreme feelings of zen.
The magnesium in seawater helps skin to retain moisture, so it will look and feel soft and smooth. Regular exposure to seawater can also help treat certain skin problems like acne and eczema. I personally have acne-prone skin and always find noticeable improvements by spending just 30 minutes swimming in the sea!
While the salt in seawater can dry out your hair, it also adds gorgeous volume and texture to it. We love the look of beachy waves here at Free People – it’s a relaxed and summery look that brings our minds straight to the beach. To avoid dryness, prep your hair with a deep conditioning treatment before a day spent in the sea.
Seawater is filled with vitamins, minerals, and elements necessary to keep you at your healthiest. Swimming in seawater will open your pores, allowing for maximum absorption of these things!
This summer, make a point to spend some time in the sea – you owe it to yourself. :)
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