Herbal Seaweed Mask DIY

Herbal Seaweed Mask DIY

Don’t you love a peel-off mask? There’s something strangely satisfying about it – which we don’t need to go into – but, it makes me pretty certain that you’re going to have fun with this recipe!

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Using seaweed as skincare dates back centuries. In Ireland, where my husband is from, seaweed baths have been used since the 12th century to help cure all sorts of ailments. It’s used to replenish the body of minerals, cleanse and nourish the skin.

Seaweed, especially Nori, is packed with beautifying Vitamin A (retinol) and Vitamin C – which help to repair damaged skin cells and promote collagen – so this recipe makes more sense than it looks :)

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You can find dried Nori seaweed (the kind used to make sushi) in most health food stores, or in a supermarket. Just make sure it’s not flavoured! Try this brand: Emerald Cove

To hydrate your seaweed, you can use plain water – but I think using an herbal tea is much better. Check out my article on teas that you can use for the skin! 

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I went with a green tea and rose blend from Abundant Earth. It’s packed with antioxidants and the rose adds a lovely toning quality to the mask.

Brew your tea and tear up the seaweed paper into smaller pieces.

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Soak the seaweed strips in the tea to re-hydrate them. Just a few seconds otherwise it will fall apart.

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And then, go ahead and place each sheet on, covering your face and scaring your children. Let it sit for about 15 minutes and then peel it off!


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