There’s no fresher facial than a DIY mask you can whip up from things right here in your own kitchen. I am so in love with this cooling, creamy, dreamy sea moss mask for its Cleopatra-esque use of honey and roses that makes me feel like a goddess.
But I also love it for the instant-gratification glow.
It’s calming, soothing, cleansing, moisturizing, and hydrating all at once. Sea moss is anti-inflammatory and reduces redness while controlling oil production. Rose water is high in antioxidants and has anti-aging properties, undoing UV damage while plumping up fine lines.
Honey is moisturizing, antimicrobial and antiviral, and pairs perfectly with neem, which also boasts antiseptic properties. This combination is a really great mask for acne-prone skin.
Get the recipe for this powerhouse below:
DIY Sea Moss Mask
2 tablespoons sea moss gel
1 teaspoon neem powder
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon rose water
1. Mix all the ingredients well in a small glass or ceramic bowl using a spoon or your favorite mask brush.
2. Apply evenly all over your face.
3. Let it work its magic for 20 to 30 minutes. If you leave it on for longer, it won’t cause any harm, so feel free to relax!
4. Rinse it off with lukewarm water, and pat yourself dry with a clean, fresh towel.
If there are any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for a midweek pick-me-up. It should stay fresh for up to 10 days, so feel free to use as frequently as you like.
Pro tip: You can purchase store-bought sea moss gel, or you can majorly save by making it yourself.
Purchase dried sea moss, and soak a small handful of it in purified water overnight. In the morning, blend it with a 1:5 ratio of water (so if you soaked 1 cup of sea moss, you’ll want to add 5 cups of water). You’ll need a high-powered blender, but you’ll be amazed at how much gel you can make from a small bit of dried moss.
Powered Superfood Honey
This is genuinely my favorite honey to use for face masks and has been long before we sold it in the Poosh shop. It contains royal jelly and propolis, which are packed with enzymes and nutrients that seriously uplevel the antimicrobial and antiviral properties of any regular store brand—like someone hit the nitrous oxide on honey in a good way.
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