Spring is around the corner; lets start it off right by putting a little pep in our skin! The month of March we're highlighting a seaweed, green tea and aloe mask! This mask pumps in the hydration and aids in UV damage.
Seaweed makes skin youthful and radiant, thanks to amino acids. Amino acids are great for the skin because it strengthens the corrective tissue, helping reduce the appearance of wrinkles and keeping them at bay! It contains a ton of potassium helping the skin stay hydrated, especially in rough weather conditions. The Vitamin C found in Seaweed boosts collagen and promotes skin elasticity, filling wrinkles and plumping up sagging skin! It also contains a ton or iron! Iron helps promote blood circulation, which provides the skin with an abundance of oxygen rich blood keeping the skin healthy and supple! A few of my favorite things about seaweed is it's ability to gently detox skin. It's anti bacterial and anti-inflammatory, it's great for sensitive acne prone skin or for dry skin that needs a light exfoliation with out the redness.
Green Tea is beneficial for you inside and out! Green Tea contains tannins, which are an astringent. Astringents are great for pulling toxins from your skin and helping improve skin complexion. Green tea is packed with antioxidants and vitamin K. The benefits of antioxidants are talked about time and time again when it comes to anti-aging. Polyphenols are the main antioxidant found in green tea, and it's best known for reversing UV damage. The Vitamin K in green tea is what helps with reducing dark circles and puffiness around the eye area, who doesn’t love a little eye revitalization? In addition, Green Tea contains catechins, this natural phenol and antioxidant helps to regulate hormones, keeping your skin clear from hormonal acne! -By Carrigain Scadden Esthetician
Seaweed and Matcha are a powerhouse of Micro-nutrients, when consumed seaweed is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids and fiber while Matcha contains an amino acid and even more antioxidants! Benefits include digestion aid and metabolism, boosted thyroid function, and glowing dewy skin especially if you suffer from dark circles. Enjoy seaweed in your favorite dishes, of course sushi is the most popular red algae source, but also try seaweed crunchy snacks or chips or even more beneficial sources such as spirulina and chlorella. Matcha makes for a tasty latte replacement or add to your favorite baking recipe for a new twist on a classic dish! -Annette Solis Health Coach