Monday, July 25, 2011

Relax with a Seaweed Face Mask - Recipe

Seaweed is a rich source of organic proteins, minerals, and vitamins including B12 (not found in land plants), vitamin E, amino acids, and other nutrients.

A seaweed treatment can act as a powerful detoxifier that draws out toxins and impurities while adding beneficial nutrients to the skin.

Seaweed may also help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and stimulate the body's circulation, infusing the skin with moisture. Used as a body wrap, it may help to minimize cellulite.

Seaweed Mask RECIPE:

2 tsp - Seaweed Powder
1 tsp - White Clay
1 tsp - Liquid Honey (unpasteurized)
2 tsp(aprox) - Aloe Vera (liquid or gel
4 drops - Relax or Skin Therapy Essential Oil (optional)

METHOD: Mix the seaweed together with the clay. Add the honey and enough aloe vera to make a spreadable paste that will not drip. Add in the essential oil drops of your choosing.

Method for using the Seaweed Face Mask:

1. Cleanse face well
2. Prepare the mask as above
3. Cover the face and neck area of a layer of seaweed paste
4. Leave for 20-30 minutes until dry
5. Dampen to rehydrate mask and rub face and neck area to exfoliate
6. Rinse off with warm water, finish with a moisturizer

TIPS: Be careful to not get the mask too close to the eyes. It is always important that whatever you do to your face, you do to your neck area as well, including moisturizing.