Have you heard of spirulina? This green alga is the richest source of antioxidants both for body and skin.
Balazs takes it in a form of a pill or a powder mixed into a glass of water, but I use it mostly on my skin. I found that spirulina is a fantastic beauty gem and truly the ultimate superfood for my sensitive skin. Furthermore, if you suffer from rosacea, a spirulina mask can smooth and calm your flushes and if used regularly, it can eliminate acne causing bacteria as well. Not to mention, it’s the perfect pick-me-up after those stressful days when your skin looks a dash dull. Basically, whatever your needs, it’s a great all-rounder!
Personally, I use the mask every second night while taking a bath, but you are welcome to start off with once a week and go from there.
Here is the how to: place in a small plate 1/2 tsp of spirulina powder or crush (with a spoon) one spirulina pill and mix it with a splash of water (literally just a few drops) until you have a thick paste. Apply the mask to clean skin and leave on for 30 minutes. Next, remove it with warm water and follow up with a moisturizer. Ta-dah!
Hope you give it a go! What’s your natural go-to beauty gem?
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(Recipe adapted from Lindsay - Delighted Momma. Photos by exPress-o)