Did you know that sea moss can benefit your skin? This miraculous seaweed can be used to treat a host of skin issues. A leading skin specialist at England’s Royal College of surgeons, Dr. David Jack, recently called sea moss a “skincare powerhouse.”
As a result, using sea moss for eczema is a great idea! If you’re looking to use sea moss to alleviate your eczema symptoms, try our Sea Moss Gel for the easiest topical application.
Sea moss can also be put into smoothies, desserts, or any other food or drink and ingested, but the topical applications are best for seeing dramatic results for healthier skin.
Why is sea moss good for your skin?
"Being rich in sulfur, it has antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial functions,” said Dr. Jack, “so it is believed to help with balancing the skin microbiome.” Jack went on to elaborate that the high sulfur content in sea moss serves to decrease the production of sebum (oil) on your skin. It can dramatically reduce acne as well, due to its antibacterial effects. Since Irish moss contains 15 of the 18 essential elements that make up the human body, including calcium, sulfur, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A and vitamin K, it’s a stellar exfoliator. These are all ingredients that help hydrate our skin, protect from environmental elements, and reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging, like winter dryness.
Sea moss is beneficial whether you choose to use it during the night or day, but the antioxidant properties that it holds are especially helpful if you apply it during the day, when your skin is exposed to free radicals that are coming in from UV rays and pollution,” said Dr. Hadley King, a New York City-area dermatologist. Also, because of sea moss’ extremely high moisture levels, your skin will begin to look more hydrated almost instantly after you use it. That said, if you’re using sea moss to heal acne or eczema, be prepared to allow your skin two to four weeks to begin to see real maximum results.
As we discussed above, it’s a stellar treatment for eczema and psoriasis, among other skincare conditions, due to its extremely high nutrient count. “Non-comedogenic and richly hydrating, sea moss also helps impart moisture to dry and irritated skin, while aiding healthy skin to remain supple and hydrated,” King said. Among other things, sea moss also contains collagen, which is an excellent topical nutrient to help keep your skin both looking and feeling healthy. Recent studies show that collagen may also be an effective hair conditioning nutrient!
Other benefits of sea moss
Sea moss is jammed full of critical minerals and nutrients, such as:
- Vitamins B12 & B2
- Vitamin C
It also has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties that all come together to make it a powerhouse nutrient for your daily consumption. All the myriad ways sea moss can benefit your body are more than we can fit here, but we’ve created an article specifically talking about the benefits of sea moss! We’ll talk about a few more below.
Immune System Health
As a supplement to your diet, sea moss may help you fight off common infections and viruses like the flu. This is due to its high content of amino acids, antioxidants, and vitamins.
Boost Thyroid Function
Your thyroid controls many bodily functions, such as metabolism, mood, and more. Since the body does not naturally produce iodine, the critical thyroid nutrient, you have to get it elsewhere. That’s where sea moss comes in. Just a small dose of sea moss can dramatically boost thyroid performance. The link between sea moss and thyroid health is explored more in-depth in our article on the topic.
Since sea moss has lots of the amino acid taurine (vital to building muscle and burning fat), it’s a great nutrient for boosting your muscle building potential. If you work out a lot, consider adding a bit of sea moss to your post-workout smoothie via our Wildcrafted Dried Irish Sea Moss.
Our Sea Moss
Here at Natural Sea Moss, we provide only organic, raw sea moss, straight from the source.
Our Raw Wildcrafted Dried Irish Sea Moss comes directly from the pristine waters off the island of Antigua. Nourished by the ocean, then dried by the sun. Never bleached with chemicals and no fertilizers used, EVER! Our sea moss isn’t refined or processed in any way.
Of course, we also offer Sea Moss Gel, made with only two ingredients... our Raw Wildcrafted Dried Irish Sea Moss and natural spring water. If you're looking to use sea moss for eczema, you can experience the benefits of this special seaweed today!