Spirulina or blue green algae is a plant that grows in both salt and fresh water. Spirulina is also widely used be it as a food item or skincare ingredient, and are renowned for its high amino acid, iron and also protein-rich qualities.
The best of it all? Spirulina mask is also easy to be made at home, which makes it even ideal for anyone who doubt the safety of mass-produced skincare product. Anyway, these are some benefits of spirulina mask.
Nutritional Facts of Spirulina
All the information above are in relation to a 2,000-calorie diet. The percentage of daily value (% of DV) may differ depending on personal calorie needs.
What are its Health Benefits?
Spirulina is known to be high in protein, therefore rapidly fulfilling our everyday protein values. In fact, protein amino acids alone make up at least 60% of spirulina!
Spirulina contains 28.5 mg of iron, which contribute to the keratin within our body, such as those found on our hair and nails.
Spirulina has omega-6 fatty acid, which is a special fatty acid known to prevent the skin from disorders like eczema.
Spirulina masks contain chlorophyll, which helps digestion, and for the skin it eliminates heavy metals and toxins for clearer eyes, brighter skin, and better body weight.
Spirulina has phytonutrients as well as carotenoids, which all together are antioxidants that fight against free radicals caused by extended sun exposure.
Spirulina beautifies the skin by reducing and getting rid of fine lines, wrinkles, while improving skin elasticity and providing a rosy glow to the skin.
Dark circles cause a great disturbance to the eyes’ overall aesthetics. Spirulina masks strengthens the skin and eliminate dark circles by improving the areas around the eyes from irritation and dryness.
Spirulina masks are also proven to treat acne in terms of eliminating surface bacteria entirely, which is responsible for breakouts.
Warts can also be treated with spirulina at a few sessions.
Finally, here is one unexpected benefit of spirulina masks, which is for weight control. Spirulina is filled with fibre that helps us feel full for an extended period of time.
How to Make Homemade Spirulina Mask