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    Sea Moss Facial Benefits for Healthy Skin + 3 DIY Sea moss facial Recipes

    Sea Moss Facial Benefits for Healthy Skin + 3 DIY Sea moss facial Recipes

    Sea moss has become a powerhouse ingredient in the beauty industry that last few years, and for good reason. Sea moss is a species of red algae that originates from the rocky parts of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America. 


    Here’s a fun fact; Did you know that Irish sea moss contains 15 out of the 18 essential elements that make up the human body? Sea moss is rich in many vitamins and minerals such as;


    • Sulfur
    • Magnesium
    • Potassium
    • Calcium
    • Vitamins A & K
    • Omega 3-fatty acids

    Sea Moss Facial Benefits



    Not only does sea moss have digestible benefits but, there are topical benefits if applied to the skin.

    ** First and foremost, make sure you consult your doctor before applying a new supplement to your skin. If you plan to make your own facials using sea moss, make sure it’s pure in quality. Seaweeds accumulate toxic heavy metals such as cadmium, mercury, lead and arsenic and the shorelines where Irish moss grows are not certified clean of these toxic metals, or petrol products, or pesticides and herbicides which is why using certified organic Irish moss is important.

     "Here is a blog post that will help you determine quality sea moss once you’re ready to purchase. Many people use sea moss for its proposed health benefits. 

    However, it’s important to note that many of the benefits of sea moss specifically are anecdotal and holistic. Scientists are still conducting research on its use for topical and digestive health. There are more studies on the health benefits of seaweed and algae than on sea moss itself. However, some of these benefits may also apply to sea moss because they grow in similar environments. **

    According to Dr. Karen Hammerman, a dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in Garden City, NY, she says 

    “Due to a high sulfur content, sea moss has antibacterial, antiviral, and antimicrobial functions, and it is therefore believed to help with balancing the skin microbiome… "The high sulfur content can also decrease the excessive production of sebum in the skin. Together with the antibacterial effect on P. Acnes bacteria [which causes acne], it may help reduce the severity of acne in people who suffer from this condition.”

    Sea moss can be found in topical face care products such as moisturizers, SPF’s and masks. Based on my research on sea moss facial benefits, here is how sea moss can help with your skin care;

    • Help reduce the severity of acne
    • Reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
    • Moisturize the skin
    • Helps control oily and combination skin from breakouts
    • Can help treat; eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, dermatitis and burns
    • Great exfoliant; transform dull skin into bright and glowing skin
    • Reduce the appearance of; acne scars, pigmentation and, blemishes


    3 DIY Sea Moss Facial Mask Recipes



    Loving the benefits of sea moss so far? Here are some sea moss facial masks you can make at home. Keep in mind, sea moss usually can be purchased in two forms; dry or in a gel form. If you purchase it dry, you can easily make it into a gel. You’ll need to have sea moss in gel form for the DIY sea moss facials in this post. You can also opt for sea moss powder which is made from blending dry sea moss. Remember sea moss comes in about 4 different colors; purple, green, red and even black. The type you use is up to you!

    Here’s how you can make sea moss gel from dry sea moss.

    1. Wash your dry sea moss with filtered, or bottled, water for about 3-5 minutes – try to get rid of the dirt and sand
    2. Submerge and soak your sea moss in filtered alkaline, or bottled, water for 24-48 hours
    3. Take your sea moss out of the water and place it in a blender to blend. Add water little by little based on your desired thickness

    If you rather purchase your gel sea moss; here’s some options


    Picture from Organic Nature


    Picture from Essential Sea Moss


    Picture from Ocean Promise

    Once you have your premium and organic sea moss gel, here’s some DIY sea moss facials you can make at home


    1. Turmeric Sea Moss Face Mask


    Make sure to use a glass bowl for mixing and start on a freshly washed face

      • Sea Moss Gel – 2 teaspoons
      • Honey – 1 teaspoon
      • Turmeric Powder – 1-2 dashes
      • Mix all ingredients together
      • Warm up your mask on the stove on a low heat setting for 3-5 minutes (optional)
      • Apply to your face in circular motions (with clean hands!)
      • Leave on for about 15-20 minutes
      • Rinse off with lukewarm water
      • Pat your skin dry
      • Add your favorite moisturizer

    2. Aloe Vera Sea Moss Face Mask

    Make sure to use a glass bowl for mixing and start on a freshly washed face


  • Aloe vera leaf - take the gel out of one leaf
  • Sea Moss – 2 teaspoons
  • Mix to your desired consistency
  • Apply to your face
  • Leave on for 15-20 minutes
  • Rinse off with lukewarm water
  • Pat dry your skin
  • Add your favorite moisturizer

    What sea moss facial benefits are you intrigued


    Sea moss has many facial benefits as forementioned and it’s a superfood that will only gain more popularity in skin care products in the future. What is a benefit from sea moss that you find that you need in your skin care regimen? What is your skin care goal and how can Sea moss help? Have your own sea moss face mask recipe? Share it in the comments below!