Sea Moss has popped up on the skincare and food beauty scene. So why is Sea Moss at the forefront of skincare? Let’s dive into it!
"Sea moss is a bit of a skincare powerhouse," - David Jack, MD
Sea Moss AKA Vegan Collagen
Irish Sea Moss contains 92 of the 102 minerals your body needs, many of which support your skin! Sea Moss contains a compound called citrulline-arginine which synthesizes collagen and has given sea moss the nickname of ‘vegan collagen’. Collagen helps to support healthy hair and skin.
High levels of Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin A and Vitamin K are also found in sea moss. These minerals help to hydrate the skin as well as protect from environmental elements.
"Irish Moss supplies many nutrients, such as vitamin A and omega-3 fatty acids, which are both essential to healthy skin and inflammation control," says Lisa Borg, a nutritionist at the Pulse Light Clinic. "Since most adverse skin reactions are inflammatory, this may explain the hype on using Irish moss for skin health." Being rich in sulphur, it has antibacterial, antiviral, and antimicrobial functions that help balance the skin microbiome and reduce the excessive production of oil.
Now that we’ve covered the amazing benefits of Sea Moss for skincare, it's time to unpack how to incorporate it into your one step or eight step skincare routine!
Ingesting a tablespoon of Sea Moss gel everyday can benefit your skin letting you achieve a glow from inside out! Omega-3 fatty acids Found in sea moss, is a nutrient that helps to hydrate skin, regulate oil production, subdue breakouts and minimize signs of aging when ingested. Additionally high Sulphur content can decrease the excessive production of oil in the skin which may help reduce the severity and appearance of acne.
Sea Moss gel face mask it is! Applying a thin layer of gel topically to the face for 10-15 once a week also has amazing benefits. Applying the mask can help balance skin microbiome and reinforce keratinization to retain moisture. The amazing nutrients found in sea moss can also hydrate skin, reduce wrinkles and protect from environmental elements.