Contributor: Abha Sharma
Seaweed – the Skin Superfood from the deep sea. . .
The sun is out, it is summer time and our skin needs a lot of TLC. And, especially at this time of the year we all love going to the beach, whether it is to get a beautiful tan or have a relaxing evening walk by the sea. So I thought, why not get some inspiration from the humble sea around us and try a fun DIY mask for the face. So I decided to work with seaweed and try out something new. After a lot of trials I finally came up with this face mask which worked its magic on my skin and I hope it will on yours too.
But before we go on to the recipe, let’s get to know some interesting facts about seaweed.
Seaweed is –
- High in proteins.
- Draws out all the toxins and impurities away from your skin.
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles on your face.
- Rich in skin essential amino acids.
- Rich in macronutrients – potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and copper.
- It boosts collagen production too.
I am sure, after reading the above facts about seaweed, you would definitely want to try out a mask and explore the benefits first hand. So, here is a very simple mask for you to try out. It is fairly easy to make this mask and you can make it in a big quantity, as it is a dry mask powder, in which you would be required to add oils and other essentials at the time of using it.
- 2 Tbsp Seeweed Powder (Kelp)
- 1Tbsp Wheatgrass powder
- 1 Tbsp Spirulina powder
- 1 Tbsp Kaolin clay
- 1/2 Tbsp Chamomile flower powder
- 2 tsp Argan oil or Rosehip oil
- Yogurt to make a paste.
- Lavender essential oil – 5 drops
Mix all the dry ingredients together and keep them in an airtight mason jar. At the time of using the mask – take a scoop of the dry ingredients and mix it with the oil of your preference and yogurt. At the end, add the essential oil and mix it really well. Keep the mask on your face for around 10 minutes and wash it off with warm water. Follow up with a few drops of your favorite facial serum and feel the difference on your skin.
Bio: Abha Sharma, founder & chief formulator at TOSé Apothecary Ltd – is a natural cosmetic skincare expert who has been trained from Formula Botanica & School of Natural Skincare, UK to formulate gentle and effective skincare blends. Being the chief formulator at TOSé Apothecary, she is committed to use her extensive knowledge and unlimited passion for natural and clean beauty to provide pure and natural skincare range to all her customers. You can find her product range at toseapothecary.co.uk Find TOSé socially on: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or tag them using @toseapothecary