Algae are not only miracles, but true wounds healers of nature. The application areas of the plants are widespread. Algae have the potential to filter enormous quantities of toxins and pollutants from the air. Whether below or above sea level, whether firmly rooted or free-swimming, algae are the most important protagonists of photosynthesis. In addition, the plants contain valuable vitamins, minerals and trace elements from brown to blue-green algae. It is not without reason that algae have been a basic ingredient in Asian cuisine for about 2,500 years. Hardly any tea, spice, soup, salad or sushi set can do without such sounding varieties as Kombu, Wakame or Nori. And even in TCM, the Traditional Chinese Medicine, the alga is used. Their antioxidant effect can easily remove heat and moisture from the body. In the summer months the Allround Talent Algae even provides cooling.
The hard skills of seaweed are not only used in food, but also in medicine. Calcium and sodium from brown algae, for example, work wonders in wound dressings. Weeping, moist wounds can heal gently thanks to the alginate extracted from the brown algae. An effect that ultimately raised the status of seaweed to that of a secret ingredient. The cosmetics industry has long since discovered the biodiversity of algae for itself. The luxury brand La Mer, which bases its entire marketing concept on algae, is just one example of many.
But you don't need prohibitively expensive creams to get the essence of the algae. Ever since the hype about the freshwater alga chlorella, the alga has been on everyone's lips as superfood. And the trend towards natural cosmetics is also conducive to availability. For hobby alchemists, the alga is usually available in powder or powder form.
Even skin-sensitive people can rely on our own creations. By mixing your own formula, you can respond even better to the individual needs of your skin. For the summer months we recommend a refreshing face mask with Cool Down effect. Especially in summer, the extreme sunlight withdraws a lot of moisture from our skin. With a DIY Algae Face Mask, we provide exciting, stressed skin and give it the moisture it needs. The algae's detoxifying effects can also be seen in a face mask. As a result, the skin is better supplied with blood again, which can prevent redness, irritation and perhaps even the odd wrinkle. Furthermore, with your DIY treatment you also give yourself an extensive moment of attentiveness. For your personal well-being program, we pamper you with two different recipes for an algae-based face mask.
Important: Always test the mask on an insensitive area of your skin to prevent allergic reactions.
Apply the mask generously to the face, neck and décolleté and leave on for at least 20 minutes. Afterwards you can rinse the mask off with water and let the cooling, refreshing effect work its magic on you. The recipe can also be varied with healing earth or honey. Try different ingredients. The mask can easily be used up to twice a week in summer and winter.
Slowly mix together the soil, algae powder and oil. Then add just enough cold water to create a creamy consistency. Apply to cleansed face, avoiding the eye and mouth area, and leave on for 20 minutes. Then rinse with lukewarm water, pat dry and apply a moisturizer if necessary.
By the way, we discovered the Green Monster Mask at the sustainable blog of leaf green, where you can also find an alternative for dry, scaly skin. Tanja also recently tested our shirts and panties from GREY for us. You can read more about this here.
You really need a break? How about combining your mask with a little meditation practice?