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      Seaweed and Rose Scrub- How To Use for Great skin

      Seaweed and Rose Scrub- How To Use for Great skin

      Our Island Facial Scrub made with Maine seaweed and roses is good for every skin type.  It's a gentle way to exfoliate and remove dead skin and will leave your face or entire body feeling and looking smooth and silky.

      Carly from high school to early thirties struggled with breakout and angry pimples.  We tried everything, dermatologist, medication, diet, you name it we tried it.  Nothing really worked and the breakouts along with the constant search for a cure were exhausting and stressful.  As we were experimenting with seaweed and the benefits of this amazing plant we discovered it was an ingredient that kept Carly's face happy.    One of the reasons we started Dulse & Rugosa was how amazing seaweed is for skin, especially problem skin.

      Our seaweed rich scrub is super easy to use.  In general, seaweed works best wet.  Wet your face and place just a dab of seaweed scrub on the palm of your hand.  With seaweed a little goes a long way.  Add just a bit of water to your scrub and it will expand a bit.  Rub your palms together and then in a soft upward motion scrub your face.  Rinse well.  Depending on your skin type, age and the season you might or might not need moisturizer.  

      How often you need to exfoliate depends on a variety of factors. If you have younger skin, oily skin or skin prone to breakouts we recommend exfoliating every few days.   Older more mature skin we suggest once a week.  Other factors can influence how often you should exfoliate.  Travel, being sick, being out on the water, wearing extra sunscreen, after a vacation are all times when exfoliating feels real good.  Stressful periods are also a time to do a deep scrub.  We designed our Seaweed and Rose Scrub for the face but an occasional full body scrub is a great way to naturally detox.   Seaweed not only detoxes but can help restock trace minerals and vitamins we loose when we go thru a stressful period.  

      While skin benefits from a gentle scrub- there can be too much of a good thing.  It's not recommended to exfoliate every day.  Over exfoliation will leave your skin red, angry, irritated and may cause breakouts.  Pay attention to your skin, it will tell you if you're over exfoliating.

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      Seaweed Shampoo Bars- Great Hair, Clean Oceans

      Seaweed Shampoo Bars- Great Hair, Clean Oceans

      "What would happen if 10,000 people decided to reduce their trash impact for one month? We could reduce the trash on Earth by over 1 million pounds." 

      If you are looking for a way to reduce your plastic consumption our Maine seaweed rich shampoo bars are the way to go. Our shampoo bars are a natural way to clean and condition your hair.  

      Great hair, clean oceans, no plastic

      Both Carly and I have super curly, easy to frizz hair. In the past, we were hair product junkies. A large bottle of conditioner might last a week. I shampooed everyday due to my tendency to look like a deranged cartoon character with severe bed head.

      I also suffered from itchy scalp. I’ve battled flakey head since high school. At one point, it got really bad. I hoped my hairdresser wouldn’t notice- fat chance. He thought it was “unusual”. I dreaded my next appointment. He suggested seeing a doctor. I knew exactly what the doctor would prescribe- a highly medicated/toxic/unnatural shampoo. I was right. The chemical laden shampoo didn't help my scalp and gave me super horrible looking hair. By chance and desperation I began experimenting with different natural ingredients. Adding seaweed to my hair care routine brought me natural and lasting relief.

      The most important ingredient in our shampoo bars is seaweed. Seaweeds are the powerhouses of our shampoo bars. Kelp in particular contains essential nutrients to help hair grow. Seaweeds are super gentle cleaners and naturally hydrate. Plus seaweeds help control flaky scalps and can help promote hair growth.

      Dulse & Rugosa's Maine Seaweed Shampoo Bars

      We make three shampoo bars blends.  All are seaweed rich, the difference is the blends of oils.  

      Lovely Rita Super Conditioning:  Some hair needs more moisture and we should know since we both have SUPER curly hair. Our Lovely Rita Bar contains coconut and castor oil which help creating  superior thick lather but also condition those pesky locks. Olive oil and rose hip oil leave your hair shiny and soft.

      Sweet Melissa Gentle and Mild: If your hair is straight and needs less moisture our Sweet Melissa bar is for you.  Your hair needs protein and a blend of oils that moisturize without being too heavy.  Our shampoo bars harness the power of sugar kelp to pump up the protein which is what your hair craves.  

      Men's Shampoo Bar:  Our Seaweed Shampoo Bar specially packaged just for men.  The power of seaweed can help tame an itchy scalp or full beard and designed to be used anywhere including rivers and streams. 

      Thanks to the ocean conservancy for the opening quote.  Check them out.