DIY Spirulina Face Mask

DIY Spirulina Face Mask

Spirulina is a blue-green alga that has been around since the beginning of time. This DIY spirulina face mask moisturizes, tightens, and lifts skin while it promotes anti-aging and healthy skin. It also contains fatty acids, which are beneficial for skin health and moisture retention. This mask also helps to clean up break-outs. Spirulina contains protein and almost all known antioxidants, including; Vitamins C, B1, B5, and B6, zinc, manganese, copper, beta-carotene, vitamin E, and amino acid methionine. It is also rich in minerals that promote healthy cell function and improve skin texture. Antioxidants fend off free radicals, eliminate toxins and increase the skin’s metabolism. Spirulina fights the appearance of aging due to its high protein source, as it provides skin oxygen.

Bee Inspired Spirulina and Honey Mask
Self-portrait of Kara wearing her freshly mixed Spirulina Mask

What that means in skin care is that you feed your skin with this DIY Spirulina Face Mask.

This is my very favorite DIY mask. We’ve nicknamed this mask superfood for a super face. Spirulina encourages cell turnover, resulting in fresher skin and improved elasticity. This recipe is easy to whip up; try it twice a week for a month. Take a before and after shot and share it with us. You will see a change in your skin, and that is when it makes an effort worth it.

We call this honey spirulina face mask superfood for a super face. Your skin will thank you for this one.
Spirulina Face Mask contains vitamins C, B1, B5, and B6, zinc, manganese, copper, beta-carotene, vitamin E, and methionine amino acid.

Raw Honey and Spirulina

Full of micronutrients, raw honey is mother nature’s humectant. Activated charcoal can be combined with spirulina and honey for deep-cleansing and purifying properties. Honey moisturizes the skin and contains a high level of gluconic acid which brightens and evens-out skin tone. Colloidal oatmeal offers soothing benefits when used in a spirulina face mask. Honey helps with acne, also. Kaolin clay can be included in the mask for its gentle cleansing and soothing properties. Use crystallized honey for the added benefit of light exfoliation. Exfoliation aids in turning cells and leads to a fresh new layer of skin.

Evening primrose oil

It contains gamma-linolenic (GLA), a rare acid in breast milk. French green clay can be used in the mask for its ability to tighten, balance sebum, and remove impurities from the skin. GLA protects the integrity of the skin and strengthens while it provides moisture. Evening primrose oil nourishes the skin.

Frankincense and Geranium essential oils

Frankincense and Geranium essential oils are known to be good for your skin. This blend also helps to overshadow the aroma of the Spirulina. Use those if you prefer lavender essential oil or any other rated safe on the skin. After leaving the mask on for 15-20 minutes, rinse it off with warm water to reap the benefits for your skin and hair.

Companion treatments

Here are some ideas on how you can treat yourself to a whole at-home experience while you allow this mask to set:

If you try out our DIY Spirulina Face Mask, take a selfie and share it with us using #beeinspired on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

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Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learning about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more. Read more about Kara