Spirulina is a blue-green alga that has been around since the beginning of time. This DIY spirulina face mask moisturizes, tightens, and lifts skin while it promotes anti-aging and healthy skin. This mask also helps to clean up break-outs. Spirulina contains protein and almost all known antioxidants, including; Vitamins C, B1, B5, and B6, zinc, manganese, copper, beta-carotene, vitamin E, and amino acid methionine. Antioxidants fend off free radicals, eliminate toxins and increase the skin’s metabolism. Spirulina fights the appearance of aging due to its high protein source, as it provides skin oxygen.
What that means in skin care is that you feed your skin with this DIY Spirulina Face Mask.
This is my very favorite DIY mask. We’ve nicknamed this mask superfood for a super face. This recipe is easy to whip up; try it twice a week for a month. Take a before and after shot and share it with us. You will see a change in your skin, and that is when it makes an effort worth it.
Raw Honey and Spirulina
Full of micronutrients, raw honey is mother nature’s humectant. Honey moisturizes the skin and contains a high level of gluconic acid which brightens and evens-out skin tone. Honey helps with acne, also. Use crystallized honey for the added benefit of light exfoliation. Exfoliation aids in turning cells and leads to a fresh new layer of skin.
Evening primrose oil
It contains gamma-linolenic (GLA), a rare acid in breast milk. GLA protects the integrity of the skin and strengthens while it provides moisture. Evening primrose oil nourishes the skin.
Frankincense and Geranium essential oils
Frankincense and Geranium essential oils are known to be good for your skin. This blend also helps to overshadow the aroma of the Spirulina. Use those if you prefer lavender essential oil or any other rated safe on the skin.
Here are some ideas on how you can treat yourself to a whole at-home experience while you allow this mask to set:
- Take a milk and honey oatmeal bath
- Soak in some Bath Salts
- Treat your eyes to a cooling and de-puffing honey cucumber eye treatment
- Apply a total DIY Honey Body Scrub.
If you try out our DIY Spirulina Face Mask, take a selfie and share it with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!
DIY Spirulina Face Mask
- 1 tbsp. Waxing Kara Honey or our Original Body Scrub
- 1 tbsp. organic spirulina
- 1 capsule evening primrose oil
- 6 drops frankincense essential oil
- 4 drops geranium essential oil
- Combine Honey and Spirulina.
- Pierce the vitamin and add contents to honey and spirulina mixture.
- Add essential oils, mix until it is the consistency of peanut butter.
- Spread all over your face either using your fingers or a foundation brush.
- Leave on for 20 minutes.
- Wash with warm water and feel the difference in your skin.
7 thoughts on “DIY Spirulina Face Mask”
I make and use this mask once a week. If I miss it, my skin lets me know.
I had left over mix, what is the shelf life of this recipe?
Use all of this mixture or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for no more than a few days.
Is it necessary to put the following in the mixture or is Spirulina and honey sufficient?
1 capsule evening primrose oil
6 drops frankincense essential oil
4 drops geranium essential oil
Shannon, it’s entirely up to you. We offer these recipes as “suggestions for self-care” you can modify as you see fit!
My skin has been very stressed and dry during UK’s almost year long lockdown (I am lucky enough to have my job and work from home). But with winter weather, indoor heating, developing insomnia and not being outdoors enough (I hate the cold winter weather) my skin barrier became compromised and any water moisture added to my skin would just get evaporated almost instantly. I had purchased a special oil blend with ceramides and lipids to replenish the delicate skin barrier, but it just wasn’t enough. I then bought a humidifier, which helps for sure, but still not enough. Last night I decided I need a lot of antioxidants to help support my skin healing process (inside and out) and to oxygenate my skin. So I remembered about the miracles of chlorophyll and took out my trusty spirulina from thr cupboard, dusted it off and mixed a bit with water and added some barley grass powder to boot (all organic). I dipped a cotton pad cut in half into the mix and placed this under my eyes and massage the rest of the emerald green water into the rest of my face. Left it on for a good while (maybe a half hour) then rinsed off with filtered water (London water is too soft with all the calcium/limescale and can add to excessive dryness in my skin)…. I then applied sensitive skin serum and finished with a few drops of Rosehip Oil all over and voila – very bright glowing bouncy skin! Under my eyes looked extremely refreshed (even with an allergic reaction to a probiotic I had been taking – small percentage of people in the world experience this – and it’s like hay fever lol) and when I woke up this morning – still bright! The tightness in my skin seems to have been more relieved as well! I love your article here and just wanted to share my experience. Spirulina and Barley Grass will be added into my daily skincare routine now! I even washed my face with some leftovers from last this morning! Glowing skin! And I love it X
Thank you for sharing, Mindy. Next time be sure to add raw honey to the mix for even better results!
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