How Irish Sea Moss Gel Can Benefit Your Skin

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We’ve all seen our fair share of skincare trends and “miracle” DIY products for clearing our faces. Some are certainly more effective than others, and rising at the top of all the Pinterest searches and beauty blogs is sea moss.

You might balk at the strange suggestion but believe us: the skincare gurus are onto something this time.

Irish sea moss has a long list of health benefits, and they aren’t just internal. Many beauty brands and experts are now incorporating sea moss into their products and routines. Let’s talk about why, as well as how your skin can benefit from this revolutionary ingredient.

What Is Sea Moss?

sea moss packed with nutrients

Before we dive too deep into the details of sea moss skincare, we want to give a brief overview of Irish Sea Moss and its role in history.

The sea moss we’re referring to is also sometimes called “Irish Moss” or “Chondrus crispus.” It’s an edible, safe type of algae that grows in tidepools along the coasts of North America and Europe. It can appear in a range of colors, from yellowish greens to dark purples and blacks.

People first began ingesting Irish Sea Moss as far back as the 1840s in Ireland. During times of famine, people realized that this moss contained a seriously high level of important nutrients, including:

  • Vitamin B2, B9, and B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Zinc
  • Iodine

Even just one teaspoon of sea moss holds up to 90 percent of the nutrients our bodies need to thrive. That’s why so many refer to this as a “super” ingredient. Even WebMD heralds its benefits for the immune system, brain, and of course, skin.

Now, hundreds of years later, people are still ingesting and using sea moss to benefit their health. There’s been a big shift toward incorporating algae in skincare, and we’ll explain why.

How Do Sea Moss Gel Benefits Help Your Skin?

how sea moss gel benefits your skin

To understand how Irish Sea Moss can change your skin for the better, we need to take a look at the many nutrients and minerals it contains.

Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K are all important parts of a strong skincare routine. Additionally, iron, magnesium, and calcium all play a big role in keeping your skin youthful and clear. Over time, skincare experts have found that sea moss:

  • Decreases inflammation in the skin.
  • Hydrates skin and gives it a natural glow.
  • Heals damaged/irritated skin.
  • Prevents breakouts.

Sea moss can actually help your skin produce collagen and keratin, too. This helps strengthen your skin and gives it the elasticity it needs to prevent wrinkles and look smooth and healthy.

Additionally, research has indicated that sea moss’s omega-3 fatty acids can make up for what our diets are lacking. This acid soothes damaged skin and inflammation, resulting in less redness and discomfort.

At Freshly Rooted Tribe, we often recommend our natural sea moss to people who are:

  • Dealing with summer/seasonal acne.
  • Unhappy with their skin’s “glow.”
  • Developing wrinkles prematurely.
  • Living in environments that are harsh on their skin.

Because Irish Sea Moss is rich in sulfur, it actually contains antibacterial properties that foster a healthy skin microbiome. If you live in a big city or a place with many pollutants, or if your skin is especially prone to breakouts, sea moss might be the tool to managing your acne.

Does Sea Moss Really Work?

does sea moss really work

Our team truly believes that sea moss can be the super ingredient that changes your skin for the better. Real people who use sea moss to care for their skin have reported experiencing:

  • Healing benefits.
  • Less irritation.
  • Reduction in sebum.
  • More manageable hyperpigmentation.
  • Significantly reduced breakouts.
  • Minimized eczema and psoriasis.

In fact, some people have been using sea moss during the pandemic to fight maskne (breakouts caused by wearing masks more often and trapping moisture/heat).

At Freshly Rooted Tribe, we’ve seen Irish Sea Moss gel benefits in many different kinds of clients with skincare struggles. Is it the Holy Grail of skincare? We won’t make any insane claims, but we will say that it works as an excellent exfoliant and mask for various kinds of users.

If you have any questions about sea moss, its benefits, or your skincare regime, let us know. We’re happy to provide a little guidance, as well as tips and tricks for using the moss effectively.

What Skin Types React Well to Sea Moss?

talk to a dermatologist

We often have people describe their skin to us and ask, “Is sea moss right for my particular skin type?” We don’t blame them – you should always do some research before trying a new skincare product.

Our answer is almost certainly yes. Sea moss reacts well with pretty much any skin type, from dry to oily and even highly sensitive. Of course, we do recommend doing two things before starting any new skincare routine.

  1. Conduct a patch test. Apply a small bit of sea moss to your forearm or somewhere safe, then monitor it for reactions of any kind before trying any sea moss product on your face.
  2. Talk to a dermatologist. If your skin has reacted badly to other products in the past, it’s always a smart idea to talk to a doctor before making big changes to your skincare regime.

In general, though, we have found that most of our customers with various skin types react normally to sea moss products – especially if they are made at home with safe, trusted ingredients.

Speaking of which, let’s talk about DIY sea moss skincare.

How to Use Sea Moss Gel in Your Beauty Regime

Incorporating sea moss gel into your diet and skincare regime isn’t all that difficult. There are several ways to reap the benefits for your skin, depending on your preferences.

Sea Moss on Its Own

irish seamoss

Firstly, you could just apply sea moss gel to your skin by itself. Without adding any extra ingredients, your skin can soak up some of the benefits in about 15 to 20 minutes Just clean your face, then apply a thin layer of sea moss gel and let sit. Then, rinse with lukewarm water and moisturize.

Homemade Face Masks

sea moss facial mask

If you want to step things up a bit, you can add additional ingredients to your sea moss gel mask, including:

  • 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.

Mixed Into Other Products

Face masks aren’t the only way to incorporate sea moss into your skincare. You can actually combine sea moss with other products such as moisturizers and sunscreens.

Ingest Sea Moss

ingest sea mossDon’t forget that you can ingest the benefits of sea moss for your skin by adding the ingredient to your meals. We often recommend that first-time users add a bit of sea moss to their favorite blended drink, like a smoothie or protein shake.

You can also add sea moss to:

  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Teas
  • Bread
  • Baked goods

For inspiration on various sea moss recipes and cooking methods, check out the Freshly Rooted Tribe blog. We love sharing ways to incorporate Irish Sea Moss into your life via diet and topical applications.

Tips for Finding High-Quality Sea Moss for Your Face

finding high-quality sea moss

Now, unless you’re running your own business and picking sea moss straight from the tide pools it grows in, you’ll want to pay attention to who you’re sourcing your moss from.

As sea moss retailers ourselves, we have a few pieces of advice. If you want to find high-quality sea moss to use for your skincare, ensure that you:

1) Buy From Local Brands 

When shopping for sea moss, it’s always a good idea to look for a smaller company that promotes a lifestyle change over jank remedies and big-buck ideas. Sea moss is growing in popularity, so be wary of big-name brands that tout “locally sourced” or “organic” moss.

At Freshly Rooted Tribe, our goal is to change lives one jar of sea moss at a time. We’re truly committed to our customers, and we ensure that our prioritization is always their happiness and health.

If you’re going to use a product on your skin, you should always know where it comes from and who stands behind it. That’s why we recommend buying locally or from small, family-run businesses when you can.

2) Ask About How the Sea Moss Is Cleaned 

Do you know what kind of water the brand used to clean the sea moss they gathered? For instance, at Freshly Rooted Tribe, we don’t allow any of our products to be washed with tap or plastic bottled water. Instead, we only use Kangen water, a strong alkaline water that boosts antioxidants.

Don’t be afraid to inquire about the sea moss’s exposure to other materials – even water. You want to know that you’re truly using the safest, purest ingredients on your skin.

3) Stay Away From Extra Ingredients 

Lastly, we recommend that you avoid sea moss that includes other ingredients. Stay true to the source with 100 percent wild-harvested moss.

Freshly Rooted Tribe doesn’t grow its sea moss in artificial pools or on manmade ropes. We only harvest it straight from the pristine waters of the Atlantic Ocean – just like people did back in the 1800s. This ensures that all of our sea moss is fresh, wild, and pure.

Why You Should Care About What’s In Your Beauty Products

Recently, there’s big a big societal shift toward “cleaner” beauty. In other words, more and more consumers actually care about what’s going into their cosmetic and skincare products – and that’s a good thing.

Here in the United States, we have less strict ingredient-bans than the EU and other countries. Some manufacturers knowingly produce and sell products that contain:

  • Carcinogens
  • Irritants
  • Endocrine disrupters
  • And other potentially harmful ingredients.

What does this have to do with sea moss? Well, our team at Freshly Rooted Tribe wants to help customers come up with clean, affordable, safe ways to protect their skin and achieve a healthier, happier look.

Sea moss is totally natural and contains no added chemicals that could further harm your skin or overall health. If you’ve been shelling out the big bucks for face masks and moisturizers with unpronounceable ingredients in them,  it might be time to try something new.

Begin Your Sea Moss Skincare Routine Today

skin care routine with irish sea moss

Are you ready to start incorporating Irish Sea Moss into your beauty regime? We’re here to help with the purest, most reliable sea moss on the market.

All of our sea moss is:

  • Lab-tested for heavy metals, toxins, and radicals.
  • Jarred with the highest hygiene standards and protocols.
  • Handled by FRT-certified staff members.

Our goal at Freshly Rooted Tribe is to set the standard for fresh sea moss products. Not only do we want to provide sea moss to people with health goals, but we also want to educate customers on ways to boost their immune systems and clear their skin.

If we wouldn’t consume or use our products, we don’t sell them. Period.

To learn more about how sea moss can benefit your skin, or about our products in general, don’t hesitate to reach out. Give us a call at 707-297-6550. You can also shoot us a message online.

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