3 Spirulina Masks you should try TODAY!
Did you know?
Our body organs aren't all internal like the brain or the heart. There's one we wear on the outside. Yep, our skin is, in fact our largest organ!
Our skin acts as a waterproof, insulating shield, guarding the body against extremes of temperature, pollution, and harmful chemicals. It also exudes antibacterial substances that prevent infection and manufactures vitamin D for converting calcium into healthy bones. Skin additionally is a huge sensor packed with nerves for keeping the brain in touch with the outside world. At the same time, skin allows us free movement, proving itself an amazingly versatile organ. *
So, the importance of taking good care of our skin and keeping it healthy is obvious. The health of our skin depends on many factors:
- The amount and the kind of water we drink
- The food we eat
- The thoughts we think, and our attitude in life situations
- How well we take care of our skin externally (your habits and skin-care regimen)
- and so much more!
When we speak of caring for our skin externally with lotions, soaps, and topical application products, the brands and options available in the market are innumerable. The problem is that many facial products available contain harmful perfumes, alcohol, parabens , synthetic colors and preservatives that our skin absorbs, and cause many health issues. The solution is to use products that have only natural, organic ingredients and no artificial nothing! Some companies that we LOVE are :
DIY - at home skin masks are easy and effective! If you stick to a regimen you will see the difference. Guaranteed. And here's where we come in!
Turmeric is amazing for the skin and we recently posted an article on how you can use it. Click here for our post on Turmeric for your Skin.
Did you know?
Spirulina is not only for your smoothies and juices and taking internally. It is, in fact AMAZING for the skin!
I'm going to show you 3 amazing DIY Spirulina face mask recipes that you can make in your kitchen. Depending on your skin type and what suits you, you can try any of the 3. With these face masks you will get all the amazing minerals and enzymes your skin needs without the nastiness of chemicals and unnecessary extras. When you're confused, always come back to nature!
1. If you have oily skin : Fuss Free Mask with just 2 ingredients!
- 2 tsp Organic Tree of Lif3 Spirulina powder
- Filtered water
Add water sparingly and slowly to spirulina to form a smooth paste. Spread evenly on your face with your fingers and let it dry for 15 minutes. Wash out with lukewarm water. Spirulina will clean out your pores and give you essential vitamins that bring a bright glow.
2. If your skin is on the drier side : Soften and Hydrate with this rich mask
- 2 tsp Organic Tree Of Lif3 Spirulina
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp raw honey
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- ½ a ripe avocado
Mash the avocado and mix in all other ingredients to form a smooth paste. Apply on your face and leave on for 15 mins - 1 hour :) Wash off with warm water.
3. If you have scars and marks from pimples / If you want to tone and tighten your skin
- 1 tsp Organic Tree Of Lif3 Spirulina
- 1 tsp raw honey
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
Mix all 3 together and form a smooth paste. Apply on your face for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
TADA!!! Treat your face to a simple clarifying mask with Spirulina, a great superfood, skin-food and overall cleanser!
I have used many masks before but this one was definitely a little different. It has an amazing and constant cooling effect on the face from the moment you put it on. Kinda like Fuller's Earth, if you've ever used that. The smell isn't strong, in case you don't like the smell of Spirulina (I personally really like it). After about 15 minutes, it was partially dry (because we used a thick layer) and when we washed it off, our skin felt firm, soft and bright! Overall, I think this is a fantastic skin mask that should be used at least once or twice a week to get the full benefit from the Spirulina. I would do it before showering because it can get messy. Washing it off under a running shower is easier than washing off in a sink! 😄
Hope you guys try this at home!