There's been a lot of talk about sea moss and the many benefits that it has for your body. For starters it's classified as a "superfood" in that it provides 92 out of the 102 nutrients that the body needs to thrive and flourish. Incorporating sea moss into your diet can even increase your body's intake of important nutrients without having to indulge in additional supplements or without having to create elaborate huge meals as well. But, what exactly is sea moss and how does it benefit the skin? Let's talk!
What is sea moss?
Sea moss is a specific type of algae or seaweed which is known as Chondrus crispus and is also called Irish moss. It is a spiny seaweed that can range in colors from deep red to a cloudy white color as well. It often grows near rocky coasts in the Atlantic Ocean and has also been found in the oceans of islands such as Jamaica.
This natural nutritious plant can be added to smoothies, food, and can even be taken just by itself to increase the nutritious needs of the body. It is rich in calcium, iodine and fiber and can also boost your immune system. It's no wonder that this little plant is called a "superfood"!
What can sea moss do for your skin?
We've talked briefly about how nutritious sea moss is for your body, but what benefits does it have for your skin? Let's find out!
One of the best things that sea moss can help with is balance the skin microbiome. Due to its high sulfur content, sea moss has antiviral, antimicrobial and antibacterial functions, and it's great for people who suffer from acne or oily skin. The high sulfur content really aids in the regulation of the skin's sebum production, which is a huge factor in the over production of oil to the skin.
Sea moss has also been known to minimize the signs of aging and can help protect the skin from harsh elements especially during the winter months. Its moisturizing and hydrating properties help the skin to produce a protective barrier to combat the elements, which is especially good if you live in an area that has a lot of pollution from vehicles.
Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K are all vitamins that create a strong foundation for your skincare regimen. With consistent use, skincare experts have found that sea moss can:
- Decrease inflammation in the skin
- Hydrates skin
- Heals skin irritations including psoriasis and eczema
- Prevents breakouts
Sea moss can also help your skin increase collagen and keratin production which both aid in strengthening the skin and increase elasticity as well. Collagen increase helps to prevent wrinkles and it helps the skin to appear more smooth and healthy. Hello, glowing skin!
If you're not already sold on the great benefits of sea moss for your skin, why not give our newest product - Sea Moss Shower Gel - a try? Not only is it packed with the wonderful sea moss, but it also has tea tree and lavender essential oils which will invigorate your senses and take your shower time to the next level. Trust us. Your skin will thank you later!