DIY Spirulina Face Mask (The ultimate superfood for your skin)

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sometimes a little too much fun in the sun can leave your skin looking dry, dull and in need of a little moisture and TLC.

Spirulina, which is a blue green algae is a skin (and body) superfood that can help rejuvenate and repair damaged skin and give you back that healthy glow that you might be currently lacking.

Beauty Benefits of Spirulina:
  • It is one of the richest sources of antioxidants. 
  • It contains chlorophyll, which helps cleans the skin and strengthen tissues.
  • Helps the skin store moisture, which will help with elasticity and fine lines. 
  • It has soothing and calming effects, which are great if you have rosacea or sensitive skin. 
  • Can help eliminate acne causing bacteria. 
What you need:
  • 1/4 tsp of spirulina powder *
  • a few drops of filtered water
*You can find spirulina at your local natural grocery store. I purchase mine from the bulk section and get just a little bit at a time.  You can also get it in tablet form (you would crush up the tablets) or you can purchase it online here.

Directions:
  1. Mix about 1/4 tsp of spirulina with a few drops of filtered water until you have a paste.
  2. Apply the mask to clean skin with a facial brush or clean fingertips. 
  3. Leave on for 20 minutes and then remove with warm water and a soft facial cloth. 
  4. Follow up with a toner and moisturizer.

For optimal results this mask can be done 2-3 times per week.

See also:
DIY Skin Soothing Mask
DIY Rejuvenating Green Tea Matcha Mask

23 comments:

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

How interesting! I had never heard of this stuff. I've been fighting the worse breakouts ever so maybe I should give it a try!

Anonymous said...

Will be trying. Thanks!

Emily said...

This looks really interesting! Does it harden while you have it on?


Emily
eageremily.blogspot.com

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Emily- it does :)

Anonymous said...

I just put this on after red clay mask. Hope I am doing this right...

Anonymous said...

What bulk food store did you get yours at? I am also in SoCal so I'm sure we've got the same stores.
Susan

Alexa said...

I think they have it at Sprouts, don't they? Always love your skin care tips Lindsay. It's amazing how gross you feel after getting barely any sleep, are covered in milk and spit up and just can't get your act together for a shower. Even a nice mask once a week is a rejuvinating experience! :)

Anonymous said...

Will a 1/4 tsp really cover an entire face? Doesnt seem like it would but i cant wait to try this

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Susan- Sprouts :)

Anonymous- 1/4 tsp should be more than enough to cover an entire face but if you need more, go for it!

Sarah Kim said...

I take this stuff as a supplement everyday but I never thought to use it as a facial mask! Awesome, I will be trying. :)

Anonymous said...

I've been to sprouts plenty of times but havent seen this in the bulk bins. Do they have smaller bulk bins somewhere else? Or maybe my sprouts isn't as big as yours? I will go in and look again. Thanks for getting back!
susan

Lacey said...

I have been taking this product called EnergyBits that is 100% Spirulina. It is packed full of vitamins and gives me awesome energy. It also is 68% protein so it feels you up. I take some bits about 30 minutes to my workouts and I always feel great. Not the heart racing kind of feeling but just natural energy. Anyway I saw this post and thought of that. So many uses for Spirulina. The website is www.energybits.com if you want to check it out. I have a discount code for 25% off too. Code - TakeABit. Anyway, have fun in Vegas.

Juliet {the juliet notes} said...

I will definitely have to try this!!

Maridon said...

Random, but does this stain your skin at all? Just want to check before I try it b/c it will determine what day of the week I do it! :)

Diana said...

Have the mask on right now!

Dr. Madhunika Agrawal said...

Spirulina contains β-carotene, which along with vitamin E, Selenium and Zinc deep cleanse the skin. Moreover, Gamma Linolenic acid (GLA) present in it protects the skin against UV rays and keeps the skin glowing by activating blood circulation of the skin.

Anonymous said...

Cannot wait to try all of your skin care ideas! Just went out to get a bunch of stuff yesterday.

Anonymous said...

I tried this mask today and it worked really well! Thank you! :)

Anonymous said...

Folks...this is the best mask ever...just started using it and the results were amazing. I also drink Spirulina mixed with fruit juice...this stuff is a gift from God.

The Journey of this Wife and Mother said...

I just bought 2 lbs of powdered Spirulina. I took with water and with juice. I know it would be very hard right now for me to stomach it with water but I don't like the idea of using juice that is full of sugar. Fixing to try the mask though.

B Greer said...

I found this @ GNC store. It was the GNC brand - superfood Spirulina 500mg 100 capsules $8.99
The capsules open up & you can pour out the powder. One capsule is plenty for a mask.

Anonymous said...

MARIA
Which is better kelp or spirulina face mask I need your valuable answer..........just one

Anonymous said...

I have been applying spirulina to my face 3 times a weeks now for about 6 weeks and the benefits are very noticeable it has even started to fade out the broken capillaries around my nose from my rosasea.

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...