Spirulina for Skincare

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Photo by Hello Glow

What Is Spirulina?

Spirulina is s superfood ingredient that you can find in many trendy health stores and tea shops these days, but it has been used as health food long before it became “trendy”. So what exactly is Spirulina? It’s a blue algae that is cultivated worldwide. “Spirulina” describes two species of  blue-green algae: Arthrospira platensis and Arthrospira maxima. Also known as a cyanobacteria, which describes spirulina’s beautiful color, spirulina is rich in chlorophyll and protein and could have a number of positive effects on the body. spirulina isn’t single-celled (unlike other algae forms like chlorella), making it more bio-available for the body (source).

Spirulina Benefits

Some of Spirulina’s health benefits include:

  • Detoxes heavy metals

  • Rich in b Vitamins

  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Eliminates candida

  • And more!

Some of Spirulina’s skincare benefits include: Fights aging

  • Kills bacteria

  • Relieves inflammation

  • Contains chlorophyll

  • Reduces dark circles

  • Detoxes

  • Alkalizes the skin

SPirulina DIY Face Masks to Try

While you can use it in because of its numerous health benefits supplement form or in your favorite tonics and smoothies, you can also use Spirulina on your face. Here are some DIY face mask variations you can try with Spirulina as an ingredient:

Spirulina + Honey for Brightening

Spirulina + Yogurt for Blemishes

Spirulina + Matcha + Honey for Blemishes and Calming

Skincare Products to Purchase w/Spirulina

If you aren’t into making your own skincare products and would prefer to purchase one, here are a few options with Spirulina as an ingredient.

Seeweed Bath Co | Marine Algae Overnight Mask

Cocoking | Organic Ultra Chlorophyll Face Mask

Youth to the People | Superfood Skin Reset Mask

Natalie Jean | Matcha Green Tea, Oats, Spriulina Sace Mask

Odacite | Green Ceremony Cleanser, Matcha + Spriulina