Cosmetic masks from kelp: application, precautions

  1. Cosmetic effect
  2. Precautions
  3. How to make a cosmetic for different skin types
  4. How to apply
  5. Hair care

I wonder which of the products is more familiar to women - face mask or salad from sea kale? Anyway, at the heart of the culinary dish and cosmetic is the water plant - a brown seaweed, which is also called sea kale.

So it looks like a natural cosmetic for maintaining youth

It grows somewhere deep in the bottom of the Japanese, Okhotsk, White and Kara seas, forming whole forests and belts. Since time immemorial, aborigines have consumed kelp for food and are successfully exporting to neighboring states. Still, the brown seaweed contains a unique chemical-biological composition and has a mass of medicinal properties.

Cosmetic effect

It is possible to list the elements of the chemical composition of kelp for a long time. Only the secret is not at all the quantity of its active substances, but a successful combination - when the substances complement e

ach other, enhancing the effect on the face.

In cosmetology, kelp is valued for its ability to complexly and at a deep level influence the structure of the epidermal tissues. As a result, in a mirror image the woman watches:

  • the face becomes fresh and radiant, the
  • skin is lightly bleached,
  • pale and the pigmented spots disappear without a trace,
  • wrinkles become less pronounced,
  • ceases to disturb the rashes,
  • tightens the facial contours,
  • the natural relief of the skin is restored.

Note! Masks from kelp are equally useful both for women in age, and for young girls. In the first case, the cosmetic means will give elasticity to the flabby skin, and in the second - it will perfectly clean the pores from acne and normalize the work of the sebaceous glands.


Cosmetologists warn - the healing power of kelp during rejuvenation or healing of the skin of the face can turn into trouble if you do not get acquainted with the instructions for using the mask and contraindications in advance.

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In general, the list is not large. So, laminaria for the face is strictly forbidden:

  • in the presence of tumors or pustules,
  • when developed in any form of an allergic reaction,
  • for couperose,
  • for thyroid problems or circulatory system.

Warning! It is recommended to use a mask from kelp for cosmetic purposes not more than twice a week. In the framework of a rejuvenating course, other cosmetic procedures are not prohibited!

How to make a cosmetic for different types of skin

If there is no time or desire to escape to a beauty salon, you can buy a thyme of kelp in the pharmacy and prepare a face mask for yourself, at home.

Depending on the type of skin, additional components to the dried seaweed can be:

  • white clay,
  • kefir,
  • glycerin,
  • olive oil,
  • honey,
  • gelatin,
  • other ingredients.

Consider options for simple and affordable masks from dried kelp, which are easy to prepare at home.

Warning! In all recipes we are talking about a soaked alga. To properly prepare raw materials, you need 1 tbsp. Laminaria powder pour 0.5 glasses of water at a temperature of 50-60 ° C and insist for about an hour.

Oily skin

To get rid of unhealthy shine and normal work of sebaceous glands the following means will help.

Mask No. 1:

  • 10 grams of dried kelp,
  • 10 g of buckwheat flour.

Kelp is soaked in water. Buckwheat( croup) is ground in a coffee grinder. Combine the flour with kelp, leave the mixture for half an hour. After a specified time, if necessary, add water or squeeze its excess. A ready mask from kelp is applied to the face, washed off after 15-20 minutes.

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Mask No. 2:

  • for 5 grams of dried kelp, camomile flowers, calendula collection and natural ground coffee,
  • 10 g of blue clay

Herbal preparations, brown algae are mixed and grinded in a coffee grinder. The homogeneous powder is combined with 10 g of blue clay and warm water( 50 ° C).Herbs insist for an hour. As water is absorbed by the plants, water is added. At the time of using the mask, the composition should acquire the consistency of sour cream.

Dry skin

Below are the cosmetic products that will rid the skin of keratinized particles, an unpleasant tightening effect and peeling.

For the mask number 1 will need:

  • 1 tbsp.l.pre-soaked in water dried kelp,
  • egg yolk,
  • ½ tsp.sea ​​buckthorn oil,
  • 1/3 tsp.glycerin.

The listed components are mixed until homogeneous, applied to the face, washed off after 15 minutes.

For mask number 2 you will need:

  • 1 tbsp.soaked laminaria,
  • 25 g of sour cream or fatty yogurt.

Ingredients are mixed, applied to the face, and after a quarter of an hour the mixture is removed with a damp cloth.

Normal skin

The task of a care product is to saturate the skin with useful microelements, moisturize the epidermis and not disrupt the normal metabolism in the cells. For this purpose, the face mask of sea kale in the pure form will best cope.


  • 20 grams of dried kelp,
  • water.

Warm water is added to the alga. The resulting creamy slurry lubricates the face, avoiding the eyelid area, and the decollete zone. After 15 minutes, the mask is washed off.

Sensitive skin

The task of the cosmetic is to soften the irritability of the skin, moisturize and nourish it with nutrients.

For this type of perfect mask from kelp with chamomile. In this case, the algae is not diluted with water, but with warm chamomile infusion.

Also sensitive skin will be gently calmed by a mask from sea kale, water and juice or aloe pulp. The ratio of sodden kelp and aloe is 3: 1.

Flabby skin

Fading skin needs special care. Without masks from kelp it can not do. Moreover, to get rid of fine wrinkles and tighten the face contour it is useful to use blue( white) clay or gelatin as part of the mask. These natural thickeners will allow the agent not to spread and effectively deliver the active substances of the kelp to the deepest layers of the dermis.

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Ingredients for clay-based masks:

  • 1 tsp. Dried seaweed,
  • 1 tsp.clay,
  • 1 tsp.warm water.

The mashed laminaria from wrinkles is mixed with clay to obtain a homogeneous mass, water is poured in order to obtain a cosmetic means of sour cream density. The mixture is applied to the face, and after 15 minutes it is rinsed with plain water. Ingredients for masks with gelatin:

  • 1 tsp. Dried seaweed,
  • 1 tsp.soaked gelatin,
  • water or herbal infusion.

Swollen laminaria is combined with soaked warm gelatin, thoroughly mixed. The mixture is applied to the face, and removed when the product turns into a thin film.

Important! If algae is added to hot gelatin, it will lose most of the valuable substances. Otherwise( if the gelatin is cold), the ingredients of the mask will not be brought to a homogeneous state.

Skin around the eyes

Laminaria is one of the few products that it is beneficial to use to combat skin problems around the eyelids. The result is obvious - edema decreases, painful blueness and mimic wrinkles, called "goose paws", leave.

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. Mask components:

  • 1 tbsp.l.soaked algae,
  • 1 tsp.liquid warm honey,
  • 1 ч.л.peach seed oil.

Ingredients are mixed. The cotton pad cut in half is dipped in a cosmetic and applied to the area under the eyes. After 15 minutes, disks are removed, and the remnants of the mask are washed off with water.

Application method

Soaked laminaria in pure form or in combination with honey, oils and other ingredients is slippery and flowing. This mixture is difficult to keep on the face and not get dirty.

To facilitate the procedure for applying a mask, use a cut of gauze. Dampen the fabric in the healing composition and, without pressing, attach to the face. So much more convenient.

Hair care

Cosmetologists advise using sea kale not only for skin care. No less useful is kelp for hair. Depending on the additional components, the agent will strengthen bulbs, rods, improve their structure and appearance.

So, for a mask against hair loss, it is useful to chop the burdock root with boiling water, hold for 20-30 minutes, and when the infusion cools down to room temperature, combine it with laminaria powder.

The mixture is rubbed into the roots of the hair with massage movements. After half an hour they wash it off.

For growth of hair it will be useful to mix in the same proportions the wet laminaria and burdock oil. This mass is abundantly rubbed on the scalp, and the remainders are distributed throughout the length of the curls. Connoisseurs of oils for sure will note that this tool will not only promote hair growth, but also reduce their loss.

Thus, it remains to ascertain the fact that kelp is an excellent natural product for maintaining beauty and youth. There is no reason to deny yourself the pleasure of looking healthy and successful. Do not miss a good chance!