Spirulina for Skincare
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).
Some of Spirulina’s health benefits include:
Detoxes heavy metals
Rich in b Vitamins
Lowers blood pressure
Some of Spirulina’s skincare benefits include: Fights aging
Reduces dark circles
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