Chlorella is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and minerals such as sodium and potassium and also iodine, manganese, selenium and iron. This green algae has powerful anti-age and moisturizing properties. That’s why nowadays, many beauty studios and spas are offering beauty treatments with chlorella.
Chlorella is a single-cell green algae that contains astonishingly high amount of protein, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. It also contains antioxidants, beta-carotene and zinc that clear the skin, slow the aging process and improve the skin cells’ function. Here are 5 DIY homemade chlorella face masks that you can easily prepare at home:
Easy homemade chlorella face mask
This is the easiest DIY homemade chlorella face mask the you can make because it requires only two ingredients, chlorella powder and water. In a small bowl add one tablespoon of chlorella powder and add a little but of water until you create a slightly thick paste (around one teaspoon of water should be enough). Apply this simple homemade chlorella facial mask on a clean skin, leave it for 10-15 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water. After using this face mask, you’ll notice that your skin is softer and hydrated.
Anti acne homemade chlorella facial mask
This homemade chlorella facial mask will freshen up and clean your skin and it’s great for oily and acne prone skin. In a small bowl add one tablespoon of chlorella powder, one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix everything well and add more freshly squeezed lemon juice or chlorella powder until you get the consistency that you like. Apply the DIY anti acne chlorella face mask on your face and leave it for 20 minutes. After that, rinse with lukewarm water.
DIY homemade chlorella face mask for dry skin
This DIY homemade chlorella face mask is perfect for dry skin because it’s really moisturizing. Here’s how to make it: In a small bowl add 1 tablespoon spirulina powder and 1 teaspoon of honey. If the honey is hard, melt it slightly in a microwave, but be careful not to burn it. To make this chlorella facial mask more moisturizing you can also add 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil. Mix everything well and apply it on a clean face. Leave it for 15 minutes and rinse your face with lukewarm water. Because it contains honey, this face mask wont get dry.
DIY homemade chlorella facial mask for oily skin
This homemade chlorella face mask is really refreshing, so it’s great for oily skin. To prepare it you’ll need: 1 tablespoon of chlorella powder, 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of plain unsweetened yogurt. Mix the ingredients in a small bowl. Apply the mask on clean skin while massaging your face with light circular movements and then leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse it off thoroughly with lukewarm water. You can prepare and use this DIY chlorella face mask once a week.
DIY nourishing chlorella face mask
To make this nourishing chlorella face mask you’ll need: 1 teaspoon of chlorella powder, 1 tablespoon of oatmeal flour or finely ground oatmeal, 1 teaspoon grape seed oil and a little bit of water. In a bowl mix all of the ingredients and add a little bit of water to get a somewhat thick mask. Apply the mask to a clean face and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. This homemade chlorella face mask is suitable for all skin types.
More about the chlorella powder
You can find chlorella sold in capsules, powder or as tablets. If you have capsules just open them and use the powder inside them. If you have the chlorella as tablets, you can crush them and use them in your homemade chlorella face mask recipe. If you haven’t bought chlorella before, you can easily find it in health food stores or online. For these recipes we’ve used raw and organic chlorella powder bought from iHerb and it’s Earth Circle Organics, Chlorella Powder. It costs $9.15 for 4 oz (113 g). This chlorella powder is certified USDA organic, its cold processed below 118 ºF and it contains no additives, preservatives or fillers.
Apart from making homemade chlorella face masks, you can actually eat the chlorella powder. You can add it on salads or put it into your smoothie. It contains an array of nutrients like vitamins, minerals, protein and chlorophyll.