Spirulina for your face? Sounds crazy, no? Well, this power-packed superfood aint just for smoothies anymore. Here’s the magic behind this refreshing and impossibly easy rejuvenating mask…
Those already familiar with Spirulina probably know it best in its dark green powdery supplement form, but it actually begins its life in spectacularly unglamorous fashion as blue-green algae. And that’s why you don’t judge your algae by the trail of slime it leaves behind! It may not sound appetizing but Spirulina is one of the richest sources of vegetarian protein, chlorophyll, essential amino acids, and antioxidants and helps minimize acne, reduce sun damage and keeps skin feeling soft and supple.
Honey is another key ingredient, not just for this particular recipe, but in literally dozens of other natural beauty regimens. Thanks to its naturally-occurring trace amounts of minerals, vitamins, enzymes and amino acids, you’ll want to keep a second jar in your medicine chest.
Lastly, aloe vera – hero to chapped and burned sun worshippers everywhere – revitalizes dry, irritated skin, and helps seal the moisture in where it belongs.
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 tablespoon spirulina
1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel
Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl
Apply to face evenly
Leave on 20 minutes
Rinse with warm water