Monday, March 25, 2013

DIY Seaweed Facial Mask

I love sushi topped off with a slice of yummy ginger.
I often enjoy salmon, snow crab, and avocado wrapped
with seaweed and rice.
Seaweed is great to eat, and it is also wonderful for your skin
because it is packed full of rich vitamins and minerals.
The essential vitamins and antioxidants in seaweed include:
A1, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, E, K, pantothenic acid,
folic acid, ascorbic acid, niacin, and beta-carotene.
This is why I add it to my handmade Mucky Seaweed Soap,
and other skin care recipes.

Seaweed is also known to help repair damaged skin cells,
helps protect the skin from free radical damage,
fight skin inflammation and irritation.
Because of its nutritional properties,
and the 54 trace elements found in seaweed,
this amazing ocean wonder has been said to
help slow down the aging process of the skin.
Seaweed also protects the skin from harsh everyday elements.
The minerals in seaweed help release toxins from the skin,
making it great for detoxifying, or as a natural exfoliant.
I am sure that you would love using rich seaweed on your skin
to rejuvenate, prevent wrinkles, hydrate, and brighten your skin.
I am sharing with you a simple rejuvenating facial mask recipe,
I hope that you will give it a try.

DIY Seaweed Facial Mask
1 Tablespoons of Sea Kelp Powder
2 Tablespoon of Warm Water
1 Tablespoon of Aloe Vera Gel
A Few Drops of Honey
5 Drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
Place the seaweed into a small bowl, add warm water and mix.  Add aloe vera gel, honey and stir until well mixed.  Mix in about 5 drops of Rosemary essential oil to cover up the fishy smell.  Feel free to add more water or clay, if needed, to reach your desired consistency.
Apply the seaweed mask to your face, leave on for up to 20 minutes, then rinse off with warm water and soft cloth.  Use this seaweed mask up to twice a month as part of your typical skin care routine.

My face feels SO soft and refreshed after I use this mask.
Beware, that you kind of look like a swamp monster with this mask on your face.
Do you use seaweed in your normal skin care routine?
Smiles, Paula
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  1. I use aloe mostly for my skin care regiment- which this has in it. I may have to try this out. I've been wanting to try something with honey too as our neighbor sells raw local honey.

  2. Hi Paula. Thank you so much for sharing. Do you mind telling me where to buy Sea Kelp powder. Hope you are having a great week.
    Happy Easter

    1. Check your local health food store, they should carry Sea Kelp Powder. ;o)

  3. I have never used seaweed before--sounds and looks interesting!

  4. Wow, I never knew that seaweed is so good for the skin - must pin this!

  5. This is a MUST TRY!!

  6. This is a MUST TRY!!

  7. Hi Paula, thanks for your awesome post.
    I have some question, can i use fresh seaweed instead Sea Kelp Powder?
    because i can't found Sea Kelp Powder...

    1. I personally have not tried using fresh seaweed but I am sure that you could give it a try. ;o)

    2. Paula Thanks for your reply.
      I will try fresh seaweed...

  8. Hi, this is something I wanna try.Can I know how long the shelf life of this product please.Thanks.

    1. I find that a good rule of thumb is that skincare item homemade with all natural ingredients and no chemicals or preservative will last about six months. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Smiles, Paula

  9. Hi,I just love your recipe.Can I know how long the shelf life would be please.Thanks.