Irish Moss is rich in minerals and has wonderful detoxifying properties. Many skincare lotions & masks now contain seaweed extracts as seaweeds contain high concentrations of important nutrients such as vitamins A, B, C, and E, which support the skin’s capacity to retain essential lipids and moisture.
When applied topically Irish Moss soothes and softens the skin, is anti-inflammatory, eases rashes, psoriasis, eczema and sunburns.
Added to creams, Irish Moss has also become known in the cosmetic industry for its anti aging effects. The effectiveness of the creams is credited to the high amounts of Vitamin K found in the moss which recent studies link to elasticity of the skin.
Here are a few recipes to experiment with at home:
Irish Moss Sunburn Soother
Inspired from www.JaniceCox.com
¼ cup Irish Moss gel
1 cup distilled water
¼ cup aloe Vera gel
2 tbsp coconut oil
A few drops of essential oil
- Measure ¼ cup of the seaweed jelly, and then mix it with the aloe Vera gel. Pour seaweed mixture into a blender and blend on low speed; slowly add the oil in a thin stream until blended. You will have a light, white lotion.
- Pour lotion into a clean container. To use, massage a small amount into your skin. Because it’s largely aloe-based, this lotion sinks into your skin quickly and absorbs well. It does a great job of moisturizing without making your skin feel greasy.
Irish Moss Hydrating Face Mask
This mask works wonders for mature, wrinkled and dry skin, it will impart a beautiful glow.
1 fully ripe fresh avocado
1 tbsp of honey
1 tbsp Irish Moss gel *
- Remove the skin and seed from the avocado and mash the flesh into a creamy pulp in a bowl. Stir in the honey and Irish Moss gel and blend until it turns into a uniform paste.
- Apply to skin and leave it on for 15-30 minutes. You should feel your skin getting tighter as the mask dries. Rinse off the mixture with lukewarm water and pat dry your face with a soft towel. The skin will feel taut but not dry at all.
* Note: for an antioxidant-rich face mask, make the Irish Moss gel with green tea instead of water.
Disclaimer: This material is provided for educational purposes only and IS NOT intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. This information is generic and should be verified by a qualified health practitioner for specific & individual needs & requirements.