The magic behind this Chia Seed Face Gel mask is the insanely high nutritional content of chia seeds, my love for it, and it is highly ‘hydrophilic’ – the seeds absorb water and creates an awesome mucilaginous gel. (They can hold 9-12 times their weight in water and they absorb it very rapidly – in under 10 minutes.)
See a difference in the hydration of your skin and the firming effects of the chia seed face gel, but most of all have fun being your own raw natural organic herbal skin therapist…
1 Tablespoon of Chia seeds
6 Tablespoons of Water
Mix in a little bowl and wait 10 minutes. (Just enough time to brush your teeth and cleanse your face)
Apply the gel to your face and leave on for 15 minutes and rinse…
Give yourself some love and attention with this recipe once a week or as needed.
You cal also crush the seeds for better absorption of the nutrients by your skin.
Nutritional Value of the Chia Seed Face Gel
Chia seed is an ancient super food and my favourite one too…
“Chia” means strength!
Chia seeds has:
2 times the protein of any other seed or grain,
5 times the calcium of milk, plus boron which is a trace mineral that
helps transfer calcium into your bones,
2 times the amount of potassium as bananas,
3 times the reported antioxidant strength of blueberries
3 times more iron than spinach
Copious amounts of omega 3 and omega 6, which are essential fatty acids…
They are a complete source of protein, providing all the essential amino acids. This means it has all the blocks needed to build cells and all the other lovely things.
Where to Buy
It is available all over the world in health stores and online.
Buy Chia seeds from Dis Chem in South Africa or online form Health food stores. The best price I have found is from O my goodness in Cape Town.