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8 Simple Ways To Prepare Amazing Seaweed Facial Masks For Gorgeous Skin

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Seaweed is a common ingredient in the traditional diet and skin care products of women in Japan and Korea. This marine delicacy is a treat for the skin. It is packed with nutrients that are essential for the healthy functioning of the skin. The high concentration of antioxidants in seaweed protects the skin from environmental pollutants and free radicals. The nutrient-dense seafood stimulates regeneration of the skin cells, thereby maintaining the youthful look of the skin.When used as a facial mask, seaweed helps in moisturizing the skin, reduces pigmentation and fights skin ageing. With the popularity of Japanese cuisine worldwide, seaweed used for making sushi wraps are easily available in the super markets. Here is how you can reap the beauty benefits of seaweed by using it for making facial masks.

How To Make Seaweed Facial Masks

 Seaweed Facial Mask For Reducing Pigmentation

This basic seaweed face mask is suitable for all types of skin.

Things You Will Need

To make this face mask, you will need four large sheets of plain nori seaweed sheet, two tablespoons of honey, a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and lukewarm water.

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Procedure

Soak the nori sheets in lukewarm water for a few seconds to re-hydrate and soften them. Do not leave them in the water for too long as it will make the seaweed too soft and it will become difficult to keep it on your face. Tear the nori sheets into small pieces and put them in a blender. Add apple cider vinegar and honey and blend the ingredients to make a smooth paste. Evenly spread the mask on your face and neck. It will slightly sting your face. Relax for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse.

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 Seaweed Mask For Dry And Aging Skin

The dry and mature skin needs extra hydration, which is supplied by this seaweed based facial mask.

Things You Will Need

For this facial mask you will need one tablespoon of aloe vera gel, one tablespoon of coconut oil and a quarter cup of kelp powder and a tablespoon of lukewarm water.

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Procedure

Make a smooth paste by mixing lukewarm water with the kelp powder. Add the aloe vera gel and coconut oil to the paste and mix well. Apply the paste to your face and neck and wait for 20 minutes. Rinse off with water.

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Seaweed Face Mask For Detoxification And Reducing Wrinkles

This seaweed face mask absorbs toxins from the skin, nourishes the skin and stimulates circulation. Applying the face mask twice a week helps in slowing down skin ageing.

Things You Will Need

To prepare this face mask you will need four large sheets of seaweed or half a cup of seaweed powder, quarter cup of kaolin clay, one tablespoon of aloe vera gel, one teaspoon of honey, and 10 to 12 drops of an aromatherapy essential oil of your choice.

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Procedure

If you are using seaweed sheets, tear the sheets and put them in blender and grind them into powder. To the seaweed powder, add all the other ingredients and mix them well to make a smooth paste. Apply the paste on your face and neck. Relax for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.

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Seaweed Face Mask For Clear Complexion

This seaweed based face mask contains yogurt for aiding skin exfoliation and lemon juice for lightening the skin tone.

Things You Will Need

For this facial mask you will need 500 grams of seaweed, preferably fresh, three tablespoons of honey, three tablespoons of unflavored yogurt, one tablespoon of olive oil and juice of half a lemon.

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Procedure

As you are using fresh seaweeds for the face pack, thoroughly wash the seaweed to remove all traces of sand and impurities. Cut the seaweeds into small pieces and put them in a blender. Add the other ingredients and blend until smooth. Apply the mixture to the face and neck. Rinse off with lukewarm water after 20 minutes.

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