Benefits Of Swimming In Seawater

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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!

Relaxation

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.

Maxi skirt in sea

Beautiful skin

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!

Girl in sea

Beachy hair

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.

Girl in sea, maxi skirt

Overall health

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!

Girls at the beach

This summer, make a point to spend some time in the sea – you owe it to yourself.  :)

See our beachy beauty tutorial and DIY sea salt spray for hair!

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Kate -June 21, 2013, 8:56AM

Is that looooooovely maxi skirt FP? Stunning pleating at the waist.
Thanks! xxo

Lexi -June 21, 2013, 9:05AM

Oh my where can I get that maxi skirt and bralette?

Megan B. -June 21, 2013, 9:23AM

It’s funny that you guys posted this today. Lol. Because I’m actually on vacation in Pensacola Florida with my sister, visiting my brother and sis-in-law, and we have been enjoying every minute we can at the beach. I have fallen in love with the ocean and I’m not ready to go back to the boring Midwest.

Gretchen -June 21, 2013, 10:34AM

I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!

Emily -June 21, 2013, 6:28PM

Makes me wish my dear Pacific Ocean wasn’t so chilly! (I live in Humboldt County, so no lovely Cali beach days for me)

Mary -June 22, 2013, 9:41AM

Happy Summer everyone!!!! I am going to finish up my coffee and head on out to the beach on that note!
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Jules -June 23, 2013, 11:29AM

There is nothing like the ocean. One of my all time favorite things.

Dani -June 24, 2013, 11:37AM

I always feel refreshed by ocean water, even if I only hop in for a minute. Something about absorbing all of the vitamin D from the sun and fresh air coming off the water in a cool breeze just makes me feel more vibrant and energized for days afterwards.

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Lydia -June 26, 2013, 9:10PM

It’s a shame I moved to the Midwest – I miss the ocean.

Leslie -June 27, 2013, 7:08PM

One thing i do before going to the beach is put a little (or a lot) of Moroccanoil Treatment in my hair to keep it from drying out. I get wonderfully windswept hair (especially with my naturally wavy hair) without it getting too dried out.

Anna -June 28, 2013, 11:56PM

I look forward to the first swim too :)

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