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The Skinny on Sea Moss for Your Skin

Our skin is the largest organ of our body. One of the skin’s main functions is protection – protecting our bodies from things like bacteria, chemicals, and temperature. So why not give back to our skin in the purest way? Pure sea moss gel is a natural and effective way to nourish and protect our skin, making it a valuable addition to any skincare routine.

Nourish and Hydrate

One of the key benefits of sea moss gel is its ability to hydrate and moisturize the skin. The high levels of minerals and vitamins in the gel help to improve the skin's natural barrier function, which can reduce dryness and flakiness. Sea moss has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to soothe irritated or inflamed skin, typically caused by a pH imbalance [link to pH article], which makes it a great choice for anyone with sensitive or acne-prone skin. Sea moss can also help to promote collagen production, which can improve the skin's elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Naturally Occurring Beneficial Compounds

Containing a wide range of compounds that can be beneficial for the skin, sea moss gel is a versatile and effective ingredient that has been used for centuries to help improve the health and appearance of the skin. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, and other compounds that can be beneficial for skin health, including:

Carrageenan: This is a polysaccharide found in sea moss that is commonly used in skincare products for its emulsifying and thickening properties. It can help to hydrate and soothe the skin, and can also protect against environmental stressors.

Vitamins: Sea moss is a rich source of vitamins A, C, E, and K. These vitamins have antioxidant properties, which can help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin A can also help to promote cell turnover, while vitamin C can help to brighten the skin.

Minerals: Sea moss contains a wide range of minerals, including iodine, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. These minerals can help to nourish the skin and improve its overall health and appearance.

Fatty acids: Sea moss contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are essential for maintaining healthy skin. These fatty acids can help to strengthen the skin barrier and improve moisture retention, which can help to prevent dryness and flakiness.

Phenols: Sea moss contains phenolic compounds, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These compounds can help to protect the skin from damage caused by UV radiation and other environmental stressors, and can also help to reduce inflammation and redness.

Polysaccharides: Sea moss is rich in polysaccharides, complex carbohydrates that support the skin’s microbiome. Polysaccharides are responsible for the skin’s natural ability to hydrate and retain water and are critical for skin repair and skin renewal, creating a protective barrier against pollutants as well decreasing the signs of aging.

Add to Your Skincare Routine

Sea moss gel can be used in a variety of ways to nourish and heal the skin and incorporating it into your skincare routine is simple. Since Planted Seeds sea moss gel has no other ingredients or additives, it can safely be applied directly to the skin as a moisturizer or serum. (Like any new skin regimen, be sure to spot test on your skin before applying to any large area!)

Here are some ways we recommend using our sea moss gel to soothe your skin:

Face mask: Wash and dry your face and apply a thin layer of Planted Seeds sea moss gel directly to your face. Let sit for 15 minutes to allow your skin to soak up the benefits and then rinse with warm water and follow with your moisturizer. You can also try adding these other natural skin healing ingredients to our sea moss gel:

  • Avocado to improve skin texture.
  • Aloe vera to heal skin and fight inflammation.
  • Turmeric to fight breakouts.
  • Honey to soften skin.
  • Yogurt to get rid of bacteria and germs.

Body lotion: add Planted Seeds sea moss gel to other skincare products such as lotions, creams, and toners to enhance their hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties.

Natural remedy: Apply Planted Seeds sea moss gel directly to any dry patches of skin caused by conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Our sea moss gel can be used as a natural remedy to relieve skin conditions due to its soothing and healing properties.

Our skin works overtime to take care of us, so give back with Planted Seeds sea moss gel. Our sea moss gel is intentionally moss-forward with no additives or additional ingredients so you can be confident that you’ll get the most out of its nourishing properties for your skin. You can even add Planted Seeds sea moss gel to products you already have at home, like your favorite moisturizer or sunscreen to give your skin some extra love, without spending a fortune on fancy mineral-rich creams and lotions.