Take Yourself to the Islands with this special type of Skin Therapy…
Skin To Skin Mask
A Great Start! – Try this recipe before adding your nutritious masks
Living in the islands I have the pleasure of tree ripened papayas. My favorite breakfast treat is to sit in the early morning sun with a papaya half into which I put a tablespoon of unroasted sesame butter. After spooning out the papaya fruit, I rub the inside of the skin over my face and neck, pressing the remaining juices into my skin. I rest in the sun for 10 minutes, feeling the warmth, smelling the fruit, and softening my skin with the enzymatic action of the papain in the papaya. A quick dip in the ocean removes the pulp and leaves my skin feeling more awake and looking softer.
– Mermaids/Mermen Mask –
1 cup clay
1 cup Powdered Kelp
1/2 cup Spirulina Powder
10 drops per treatment Essential Oils
Mix and store in tight container. Use essential oils according to skin type.
For a facial, mix 2 Tbs. powder with enough hot water to make a thick paste. Brush or pat onto clean, towel warmed face, rest for 15-20 minutes. Use 5 drops essential oil for each face mask.
For a bath, add 1/2 cup for more, (if desired) to the bath, with 10 drops essential oils. Relax in bath for 20 minutes. This may be done before the body mask.
– Instant Seaweed Mask –
2 sheets Nori (Seaweed sheets used for sushi rolls)
2 drops Neroli Oil (optional)
Warm a clean face with hot, moist towel. Mix Neroli with 1 teaspoon of very light oil (i.e. Apricot Kernel) and apply to face and neck. Run Nori sheets under warm water but do not soak them. Apply each sheet to one half of the face, leaving an opening for the nose.
Leave on for 20 minutes, peel off Nori, and mist face with a toner or vinegar wash. The Neroli oil, a member of the Orange family, is a skin cell regenerator and with the remineralizing properties of the seaweed, the treatment is simple and effective.
Thalassotherapy is the use of sea water and sea plants to promote health and beauty. The theory is that the chemical composition of sea water is within 2% identical to human plasma. Seaweeds have a remarkable softening, remineralizing, moisturizing and firming effect on the skin. They contain all of the building blocks of life: minerals, trace elements, amino acids, vitamins, and other nutrients.
Seaweeds help to detoxify tissues and regulate blood circulation in the body. The high iodine content stimulates the thyroid gland. This increases the metabolic action and the circulation. speeding up the detoxification process of the body. This action helps to decrease cellulite deposits.
A primordial pleasure is found in seaweed body treatments. The warm seaweed smell enrobes the body in Neptunian nutrients. Combined with Aromatherapy, it is a powerfully nourishing and cleansing treatment of the skin and its underlying functions. The hydrating qualities of the seaweeds combined with the drawing power of the clay, and balancing power of the essential oils will offer a revitalizing treatment.
There are thousands of types of seaweed. Most commonly used in skin care preparations are Laminaria, Fucus, Vesiculosus (Kelp), and Ascophylium.