Summer is already here. Some of you are probably relaxing on the beach and others are enjoying summer in their own way. But no matter where you are at this moment, we’ve decided to be in tune with the summer season and show you how to make DIY superfood homemade face masks with spirulina.
Spirulina is blueish-green cyanobacterium, or often called blue-green algae, that’s a good source of protein, minerals and salts. It’s used as a superfood and dietary supplement, but it’s also great to use as a nourishing homemade face mask. Spirulina skin treatments have also become quite popular in spas and cosmetic studios.
But before going to a spa or cosmetic studio and spending a lot of money on spirulina face treatments, you can make DIY superfood homemade face masks with spirulina at home. Here are 5 DIY Superfood homemade face masks with spirulina:
Easy DIY homemade face mask with spirulina
This easy homemade face mask with spirulina can be done in literally few minutes and you don’t need to many ingredients to make it. In a small bowl add one teaspoon of spirulina powder (or crush 5 spirulina tablets), one teaspoon of plain unsweetened yogurt and mix well. Apply the mixture on your face and leave it for 15-20 minutes. After 15-20 minutes, rinse your face with lukewarm water. This DIY spirulina face mask will purify, refresh and nourish your skin.
Homemade anti acne spirulina face mask
This homemade anti acne spirulina face mask is made with only three ingredients but it has anti inflammatory and anti bacterial properties and it’s great for oily and acne prone skin. In a bowl add one tablespoon of spirulina powder, one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice. If the mixture is too thick add a few drops of water and mix well. Apply the DIY anti acne spirulina face mask on your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Moisturizing homemade spirulina face mask
This DIY homemade facial mask with spirulina is extremely moisturizing and nourishing and it’s great for all skin types, especially for dry skin. To make it you’ll need: one tablespoon of fine oatmeal, one teaspoon of spirulina powder, one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil or your favorite natural oil. Mix all of the ingredients together and add a small amount of water if the mixture is too thick. Apply the DIY spirulina face mask on your face, leave it for 10-15 minutes and rinse with warm water.
DIY homemade face mask with spirulina for dry skin
This homemade face mask with spirulina is really nourishing and it’s perfect for dry skin. In a small bowl place one egg yolk, one tablespoon of spirulina powder (or 4-5 crushed spirulina tablets) and 1 tablespoon of rice flour (or you can use oat flour or fine oatmeal). Mix everything together well and apply the mixture on your face, leaving it on for no more than 20 minutes. Rinse with cool or lukewarm water.
DIY homemade face mask with spirulina for oily skin
This homemade spirulina face mask is great for oily and acne prone skin because it cleans and refreshes the skin leaving it soft and smooth. In a small bowl add one egg white, 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of spirulina powder. Mix all of the ingredients together well and apply the DIY spirulina face mask on a clean skin. Leave it for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water.
More about the Spirulina powder
Spirulina is usually sold in tablets or in powder form. You can easily find it online or in some health food stores. The one that we’ve used in these homemade spirulina face mask recipes is raw and organic. You can find it a iHerb and Earth Circle Organics, Spirulina Powder costs $7.51 for 4 oz (113 g). The great thing about this product is that it’s a really fine powder, it’s USDA organic certified, it’s raw and it doesn’t contain any additives or preservatives.
Apart from using it in DIY homemade spirulina facial mask recipes, you can also eat it. A popular way of consuming spirulina is by adding it into smoothies or sprinkling it onto a salad.