The Benfits of Living by the Sea: Well-Being and Organic Beauty Products06/02/2015
By Gretta Salter
Oh I do like to live beside the seaside. At VOYA, we pride ourselves in making the most out of seaside living. And as you all know by now, we specialise in creating organic beauty products from hand harvested seaweed.
Not only does the ocean provide us with the amazing seaweed skincare saviour, it has also been proven to improve overall well-being. The notion of ones proximity to the sea relating to how healthy you are, is not a new one. Historically, as early as the 18th century medical practitioners would prescribe trips to seaside, ‘bathing hospitals’ as a proposed cure to varying ailments. British scientists have recently published reports on the ocean’s positive health benefits which seems to support this old wisdom.
Epidemiologist Lora Fleming of the University of Exeter in England, along with her colleagues in Exeter’s European Centre for the Environment and Human Health have begun a project called “Blue Gym” to study how living beside the sea promotes human health and well-being.
Using varying health factors such as age, sex and socioeconomic status the research has
shown that spending time in and around the ocean, does in fact improve your overall well-being. The environment itself is said to reduce stress and entice more physical activity. The rhythmic sound of waves alters wave patterns in the brain which relaxes you. Breathing in fresh sea air during physical activity pumps blood through the body releasing more oxygen to the brain and as a consequence makes you more alert. The list of healthy beach benefits is only lengthening as time goes on and at Voya we believe it may soon fit the length of the Wild Atlantic Way.
Does living beside the sea make you more beautiful?
Your health and happiness internally directly effects your external beauty. At Voya we believe the essence of living beside the sea can be encapsulated and absorbed by the bodies largest and fastest growing organ, your skin.
Dermatologists have confirmed that seawater is good for upset skin conditions such as dermatitis, helping the skin to heal more quickly. One of the key ingredients used by Voya in all its products is organic seaweed, which naturally absorbs its nourishment from the sea.
Give the gift of seaside living with VOYA Organic Beauty Products
Happily, even if you aren’t lucky enough to live in a seafront villa with the opportunity of a daily swim, Voya’s organic beauty products range reaps beach health benefits and brings them home to you. Wherever your home may be. Why not give the gift of the sea to a landlocked loved one?
Enjoy the detoxifying seaside experience of the only Irish indigenous beauty therapy there
is, a seaweed bath in the comfort of your own home. Voya’s Lazy days natural product improve your skins texture by using organic ingredients that will transfer minerals and vitamins into your body, leaving you smelling like citrus and the sea.
When seaweed is steamed it produces luxurious oils, (complex polyassccharides, proteins, minerals and vitamins) that are naturally suspended in water and absorbed through the skins pores. ‘Lazy Days’ in your bath acts as a large poultice removing toxins and transferring nutrients into the body. The bath is so detoxifying it even can have an impact on cellulite and weight loss! This centuries old tradition leaves you with a seaside overall feeling of wellbeing. The seaweed lasts 3 consecutive days and can be used as a garden fertiliser.
Angelicus Serratus Body Oil
This is VOYA’s luxurious Angelicus Serratus body oil that nurtures and replenishes your skin more deeply and naturally than ever before.
The product contains two types of seaweed extract, Angelious Serratus, the Angel’s kiss of the oceans alongside Fucus Serratus which both improve suppleness and elasticity whilst purifying and cleansing tired skin. The product is 95% certified organic and is the world’s only certified seaweed massage oil.
Enhanced with anti-oxidant rosehip that slows the signs of ageing, evening primrose which helps improve cell structure and skin elasticity, vitamin E and high oleic sunflower oil. Aim to apply Angelicus Serratus within ten minutes of getting out of the shower when the skin is still damp so that the skin doesn’t lose water vapour.
If you find the sights, sounds, touch and smell of the ocean a natural tonic, then bring it home with you. VOYA’s gentle and naturally scented organic beauty products will make for the perfect seaside associated pampering session and will bring the goodness of the sea to you, wherever you may be. If you live beside the sea and see the benefits, please get in touch with us by inserting your comment below or on Facebook. We’d love to hear from you!