Come closer, I’m going to share my little secret with you! How to make your own Sea Moss Face Mask using Irish Sea Moss Gel, chlorella, spirulina, maca, turmeric, kelp, and bentonite clay.
This Sea Moss face mask DIY is even great for men. You can see in the photos here the results that Matt was able to get in a short timeframe. You can check out his story about how this worked as a topical application after using a salve.
So let’s jump straight in if you just want to get the ‘how to’ steps. If you’re after more about variations and when I choose to apply this face mask, read on.
Sea Moss Face Mask Beauty Routine
These days my beauty routine always includes Sea Moss. If you’ve ever wondered how to make your own Sea Moss Face Mask, this is what I’m about to reveal.
I put Sea Moss Gel on my face, neck and decolletage every night. The steps outlined below are by far the quickest and easiest way to make a Sea Moss Face Mask in my opinion.
One thing I really like about this is that you can make it as thick or thin as you like. Personally, I like a thin gel but I know other people that prefer a thicker viscosity. If you would rather buy pre-made Sea Moss Gel, then you’ve got plenty of choices too.
When you discover how Sea Moss is so good for your insides, why wouldn’t you use it on your skin as well?
A Sea Moss mask helps to improve your skin’s firmness, reduces pore size, reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
Let’s get into making your Sea Moss Face Mask!
Step 1 – Make Your Sea Moss Gel
How to Make Sea Moss Gel
Total Time: 1 day, 12 hours and 15 minutes
Wash and Soak your Sea Moss Gel
Time = 5 Min: Wash and soak approximately 30g of your Super Dry Sea Moss to prepare for making it into a gel.
Time = 24 Hours: Soak your Sea Moss in clean water. Make sure it is completely submerged. Do not soak for longer than 48 hours as this is likely to cause your Sea Moss to smell bad. 24 hours should be enough.
Blend your Sea Moss in to a Smooth Gel
Time = 2 Min: After removing your Sea Moss from the water it has been soaking in, add it to your blender and pour in approximately 1 cup of fresh water.
Blend until Smooth
Time = 6 Min: Keep blending your Sea Moss until it has a smooth texture. You may need to use a spatula to scrape down the edges of your blender. Adding more water will make your gel thinner and runnier. Be careful not to add too much.
Decant and allow to Rest
Time = 2 Min: Pour your Sea Moss Gel into a clean jar. This should pour out of the blender with a fluidity like cream. It should not be so thick you can’t pour it out, and it should not be so think that it runs like water. Seal the jar and place in the refrigerator. Allow to rest overnight. This will thicken up.
Estimated Cost: 5 AUD
- Super Dry Sea Moss
- Alkaline or Filtered Water
- Mixing Bowls
- Spoon or Spatula
Step 2 – Making Your Sea Moss Face Mask
Sea Moss Face Mask
- 1 Blender Different models will provide different results
- 1 Mixing Bowl Large (for Soaking Sea Moss in)
- 1 Strainer For draining Sea Moss after soaking. A sieve will also work.
- 2 Jars 300ml each or larger with sealable lids
- 1 Teaspoon For measuring dry ingredients
- 1 Tablespoon For measuring gel
- 1 Balloon Whisk For mixing dry ingredients with gel
- 1 Small Mixing Bowl For making Sea Moss Face Mask
- 1 Jar With sealable lid for storing left over Sea Moss Face Mask
Sea Moss Gel
- 30 grams Super Dry Sea Moss
- 2 liters Filtered or Alkaline Water approximately (for washing / soaking Sea Moss)
Sea Moss Gel
- 3 tablespoons Sea Moss Gel More gel can be added later if the mix feels too dry
- Add all Dry Ingredients to a small mixing bowl.
- Add 3 to 4 tablespoons of Sea Moss Gel, and mix the dry ingredients together until you have a paste.
- After application either cover the bowl with cling film to keep moist, or place the remainder of the Sea Moss Face Mask in a jar and refrigerate.
How to Use Your Sea Moss Face Mask
Before applying your homemade Sea Moss face mask, remove any makeup and wash your face. Using your hands, or a face mask applicator brush, apply the Sea Moss face mask to your face, neck and decolletage.
If there’s extra, I like to apply it to the back of my hands as well. Then you can relax and enjoy a cup of tea and a good book for about 15 to 20 minutes.
When the face mask is dry, rinse your face with warm water and apply a serum or moisturiser as desired.
Sea Moss provides a host of benefits for hair and skin health. Here are just some of the minerals that can be found in Irish Sea Moss Seaweed:
- Amino Acids
- Collagen stimulating constituents
- Organified silver
- MSM ~ Organic sulfur
- Vitamin A, C, D, E, F, and K
Irish Sea Moss is an incredibly nutrient-dense superfood, which is why I try and find every excuse to use it. Try adding it to your:
- Beauty routine
- Coffee and Tea
- Homemade ice cream
- Soups, and
When you have applied your Sea Moss face mask, you can literally feel your skin getting tighter as the gel starts to absorb into the skin and dry.
For me, Sea Moss Gel has become a daily routine. If I don’t use it, I know all about it.
I used to put Sea Moss Gel on my face in the morning, but because the gel was quite thick, it would begin to flake during the day. Now I use it as a leave on facemask overnight.
There is also a slightly different recipe that I make, turning the Sea Moss Gel into serum by mixing it with a few drops of essential oils like Melaleuca, Lavender, and Frankincense.
Sea Moss Gel is the Natural Botox
One of my friends calls her Irish Sea Moss Face Mask her ‘Natural Botox’. I thought that was quite appropriate, but it does so much more than that.
Here is a snapshot of what your Sea Moss Face Mask may be able to do for you:
- Reduce inflammation
- Reduce acne
- Provide anti-bacterial support
- Draw out impurities
- Support collagen production
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Help with fading scars
- Improving elasticity
- Reducing the signs of premature ageing
- Maintaining a youthful complexion
- Improving your skins moisture
- Increase circulation
- Reduce pore size
- Toning the skin, and
- Tightening and firming sagging skin
Irish Sea Moss Gel is used by many to help soothe rashes, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and burns.
A Sea Moss face mask may feel dry to some, but it’s actually doing the opposite. It restores vital nutrients and mineral to your skin, leaving it feeling smooth and soft. The anti-bacterial properties help to draw out impurities, while the anti-oxidant properties help to feed and support your skin. [1, 2, 3, 4]
Can you use Sea Moss as a face mask?
Yes! Once you have made the whole seaweed into a gel, using Sea Moss as a face mask is simple and great for your skin!
What are the benefits of putting Sea Moss on your face?
The benefits of putting Sea Moss no your face are that it is likely to support reducing inflammation and acne, providing anti-bacterial support and drawing our impurities, supporting collagen stimulation and production, and
reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Can I use Seamoss on my face everyday?
Yes. You can certainly use Seamoss on your face everyday. I do, and I love it. Before you jump right in to using Sea Moss as a face mask, test a small patch of skin first just in case your skin reacts to seaweed or other things from the ocean like shellfish.
How long do you let Sea Moss stay on your face?
I let Sea Moss stay on my face overnight after taking a shower. It is applied to clean skin, allowed to dry, and then I head off to bed. Adding some essential oils can be a great help too.
I would love to know how you went following my recipe, or even about your recipes.
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Enjoy making and using your Sea Moss face mask!
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