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Spirulina Face and Body Mask How-to and Review

Updated on January 31, 2012
Me with Spirulina and Carrot Juice Face Mask On
Me with Spirulina and Carrot Juice Face Mask On

This is a review on using the algae 'spirulina' as a topical treatment for acne, redness and to reduce pore size. Included also are the recipes and techniques I used while doing the treatments.


As you can see, the color of spirulina is a rich green with vivid blue undertones. Absolutely beautiful color, if I do say so myself.

Please note: that these prices are subject to change and your area stores may charge vastly different amounts.

Don't forget to drink some of that carrot juice! Yummy!


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Organic Spirulina from Ebay

Organic Spirulina from NaturalArtsBonticals.com on Ebay.
Organic Spirulina from NaturalArtsBonticals.com on Ebay.

Spirulina Mask: Recipe 1


This recipe I am using is simple and requires only two ingredients; spirulina and carrot juice.

Mix enough spirulina powder with carrot juice to make a runny paste. The paste should be the consistency of melted chocolate.

Apply this mixture to a clean face and allow it to dry for at least twenty minutes. Wash off with cool water and pat your face dry.

Review on this Recipe:

Recipe Grade: 10

Made my skin feel firmer after just once use. The firm (not uncomfortably tight) feeling lasted for most of the day. I used water then glycerin and then castor oil as a post mask moisturizer. After additional uses my skin is softer, pores less visible, less oily, more even toned and less flaky.


Costs:

  • 4-ounces Organic Spirulina $9.00 (Ebay)
  • Organic Carrot Juice $4.00 (Walmart)


I am please with this mask. It is really simple to mix up and can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days. It feels luxurious while going on the skin. It also washes off easily so you are not scrubbing the delicate skin of your face.

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Safety 1st Brush for Face Exfoliation
Safety 1st Brush for Face Exfoliation

Spirulina and Yeast Mask: Recipe 2


With this mask we will be exfoliating before the application.

Use around 1 tablespoon of yeast. The mask should feel like melted chocolate when mixed. I left mine on for about 30 minutes before washing it off with cool water.

I am using a Safety 1'st Brush and Comb Set I got from Walmart. The brush bristles are stiff enough to get the job done but are still pretty soft on the skin. I like the fact that the bristles are densely packed. You can hit them with sandpaper if you wish them to be softer. Just make sure to clean the brush before using it.

The yeast may bring imperfections to the surface of the skin. This is normal and they will fade away within a few hours.

Recipe Grade: 9 (because it stung)


Costs:

  • 4-ounces Organic Spirulina $9.00 (Ebay)
  • Organic Carrot Juice $4.00 (Walmart)
  • Brewer's Yeast $4.00 (Walmart)
  • Safety 1st Brush Set $1.50 (Walmart)


If spirulina is used after exfoliating, it may burn slightly. The burning went away in a few minutes. My face was red after using this mask on freshly scrubbed skin. The redness went away within an hour or so. My skin felt very nice after using this mask. I went to town the next day with no makeup on and didn't feel self conscious. It did not make my complexion perfect but did improve it greatly after one use.

I will be using Spirulina in my skin routine often.

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