This year Spring in the UK isn’t as warm as expected.  The sun is shining but it’s so chilly so you’ve probably noticed your skin is dry, more sensitive and maybe prone to more breakouts due to the dry air around us.  So naturally, you’ll still be using something hydrating for your skin to support the skin’s barrier and protect it from the damaging effects of the chilly Spring weather.  As well as caring for your skin on the surface the biggest change can be seen once you start nourishing your skin cells from the inside.

We all know that drinking water hydrates and plumps the skin and certain foods too but have your considered taking Irish Moss to support your skins health?

What Is Irish Moss?

Irish Moss or Sea Moss is an Irish red seaweed that grows on the Atlantic shoreline of Ireland.  It’s a type of algae which is also known as Chondrus Crispus.  It also grows on the Atlantic coastlines of North America, Europe and the Caribbean.

It’s a skincare powerhouse, nature’s beauty secret a natural source of nourishment as it’s so rich in sulfur, has antibacterial antiviral and antimicrobial functions so it helps to balance out the skins microbiome.  The sulfur content also decreases excessive sebum in the skin so it’s very good for people who suffer with acne. You’ve probably used this already not realising it as this little ingredient has been used for years in the health care industry.

What are the Benefits of  this Amazing Algae?

It contains 15 of the 18 essential elements that make up the human body this includes but not limited to, calcium, sulfur, magnesium, potassium, Vitamin A and Vitamin K.  All these essential vitamins help reduce wrinkles, hydrate the skin and protect it from the environment.  It’s a great source of vitamins and minerals and can help certain skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.  It supports thyroid health as it contains a good source of iodine.

Please check with your Doctor before taking it if you have thyroid issues. It’s also a good source of fibre too so it can have a laxative effect.

The Fibre is prebiotic so may increase good bacteria and decrease bad gut bacteria to improve gut health.  It’s really important to buy good quality Seamoss as seaweeds can accumulate toxic heavy metals so always opt for certified organic Irish Moss. You can buy it in powder form, dried or as a gel.  Can mix it in herbal teas, with water or blend it in smoothies.  It can also be used as a gelatin replacement to thicken soups, stews and curries and even use it as a facial mask.  Apply on cleansed skin and leave on for 30 mins and wash off with cold water.  If you have a skin irritation it can be applied to the affected area and washed off with cold water. It can also be applied to damp hair to soothe the scalp, detoxify, condition the hair, enhance shine and strengthen the hair fibres.  Wrap it with a towel or shower cap for 20 mins then rinse.

Irish Sea Moss – gentle enough for your skin and strong enough to strengthen the hair.

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