Hey everyone! Before I even begin, I’m going to warn those of you with sensitive noses to tread very carefully with this mask, because the smell is very strong and not very pleasant. However, if you can stick it out, I promise your skin will positively glow.
Spirulina has many benefits for your skin and your body. It’s even been deemed as the most nutritionally complete of all supplements, and has many vitamins and nutrients. It’s high in protein, iron, Vitamin A, K and B. When topically applied, it helps remove toxins, increase cell turnover and it aids in healing as well. This little gem also helps with acne by preventing the bacteria overgrowth that causes it. So all in all, this is one amazing mask. Like I mentioned before, the only drawback is that it smells. You can’t smell it after you put on your face, but while you are applying it, it’s very, very strong. So be wary.
Organic Lemon Juice
Organic Aloe Vera
1. Get a container and empty about 4 tbsp of spirulina powder into it
2. Add about 2 tbsp of the organic lemon juice
3. Add 2 tbsp of the organic aloe vera
4. Mix it all together.
5. Apply to cleansed skin in patting motions. It’s not going to be completely even, that’s okay. Leave on for 10-20 minutes
6. Rinse off with warm water, and follow with your moisturizer
You will notice that the mixture is very runny, don’t worry, it’s supposed to be. If you’re sensitive to lemon, you can omit it and add honey instead. My skin absolutely adores this mask, and is always glowing after I remove it. My redness is gone, and my acne marks look less pronounced. Over time since I’ve been incorporating spirulina into my diet as well as in my face masks, my acne has significantly reduced! Especially those hard cysts I used to get. If you’re suffering from acne or just need to detox your skin, give this a go! Honestly, try to bear the smell if you can, it’s worth it.
Let me know if any of you try this mask! I’d love to hear some feedback, especially what you thought of the smell and how it made your skin look after! I hope you’re having a lovely Friday night!