DIY Spirulina Probiotic Mask

Spirulina Probiotic Mask DIY

I’m taking “going green” to a whole new level today!  I love making homemade masks and this one in particular was extremely exciting!  This mask was especially fun because it turned the most gorgeous green not to mention it detoxed and smoothed my skin instantly!  As you can tell from the pictures, it’s so creamy.  It feels soft, cold and soothing as well.  Using spirulina, bentonite clay and greek yogurt, this mask takes seconds to make and is a great for weekly use!

Spirulina is a blue/green algae that is cultivated mainly in fresh water environments.  It is known as a superfood because of it’s impressive nutrition profile.  It is super high in antioxidants and actually has 4x more then berries!  It is extremely detoxing and a powerful inflammation reducer!  Spirulina is also high in chlorophyll.  We discussed the benefits chlorophyll has on skin HERE.  Spirulina is an incredible tool when it comes to improving skin health.

Spirulina Benefits:

  • Fights aging
  • Kills bacteria
  • Relieves inflammation
  • Contains chlorophyll
  • Reduces dark circles
  • Detoxes
  • Alkalizes the skin

I’ve also added yogurt.  I love putting yogurt on my face.  When topically applied to the skin, yogurt will help moisturize, fight acne, prevent premature aging, relieve sunburn, and reduce discoloration.  Plain Greek yogurt is a great skin booster even when applied by itself!

I’ve also added bentonite clay.  This is optional.  I needed a boost of detoxification and that’s the main benefit of adding a clay to a mask.  Clay pulls impurities out of the pores but it can also pull moisture out as well so if you are really dry-skip it.  Other benefits of using bentonite clay include added circulation which encourages cell turnover and healing, balanced pH, detoxing heavy metals from the skin and relieving acne.

DIY Spirulina Probiotic Mask:

1 tsp. Spirulina Powder (find it HERE)

1 tsp. Bentonite Clay (find it HERE)

1/4 cup Plain Greek Yogurt

Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients in a glass bowl.
  2. Apply a generous amount all over the face, neck and even chest.
  3. Leave mask on for 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse with cool water.
  5. Follow up with a toner and moisturizer.

A Few Words on Taking Spirulina Internally:

I’m actually on vacation as I am writing this post.  Funny enough, I experimented with this mask before I left and deemed it worthy of a post.  However, I’ve been researching the benefits of spirulina while on vacation and away from my bottle of spirulina powder and blender so I haven’t actually tried to add it to my diet.  After reading all that I have, I can’t wait to get home and add spirulina to a green juice or smoothie due to all the insane benefits I’ve discovered!

Spirulina is 70% protein.  It’s a great way to boost energy!  It is also high in B vitamins, vitamin K and minerals.  It’s a powerful anti aging tool due to it’s high antioxidant content and ability to reduce puffiness and lighten dark circles!  Taking spirulina can reduce blood pressure, blood sugar and reduce cholesterol.  It’s also high in iron and can help peopler suffering from anemia.  Supplementing with spirulina not only benefits the body and the skin, it is also beneficial for strengthening hair and nails.

One more spirulina benefit to mention is that it has been known to relieve allergies!  Sold.

DIY spiralina probiotic maskI loved experimenting with spirulina and will continue to add it into my DIY creations!  I use THIS powder and highly recommend it.  It’s pesticide and herbicide free and non GMO.  And by the way-1 tsp. is equal to 5 servings of veggies!  I’ll update you when I add it to my usual smoothie!  Stay tuned.  Please comment if you add it to yours!  I’d love to know what you’ve experienced (and how it tastes)!

xx, Jenni

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Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the natural skin care blog, Jenni Raincloud.

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6 Comments

  1. October 24, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    Hay Jenni, I’ve used spirulina in the past but never consistently. Definitely going to try this mask…just need to get some yogurt. And after reading this, I’m inspired to throw some spirulina in my green drink tomorrow am. Getting it out right now so I don’t forget.

    • Jenni
      Author
      October 25, 2017 / 2:18 pm

      Elizabeth! I can’t believe the benefits-I’m home from my vacation and still haven’t tried it-I think I’ll do that tonight! I’ll keep you posted!!

  2. Mary Catherine
    August 25, 2019 / 8:09 am

    So no worries about it staining the skin green??? I use spirulina daily and if even a speck of the powder gets on my countertop or towels or my skin—it seems to stain right away. Maybe it gets diluted enough with the other products not to stain? I assume you didn’t look like Shrek afterwards so it must have diluted enough…..?

    • Jenni
      Author
      August 26, 2019 / 10:34 am

      Mary Catherine-I have not had any issues with this-Yikes-you’re making me think I had better double check this! I didn’t look like Shrek afterwards-lol!! I’ll get back to you if I find it to be staining. Maybe it’s a difference in brands but I’m thinking it must be from dilution. Thank you for letting me know!

  3. Jenn
    January 3, 2021 / 8:24 pm

    i read spirulina detoxes radiation poisoning from the body. when Japan had a nuclear plant melt down of course there was a lot of dangerous exposure to the people. England sent over 200 lb of spirulina to heal the radiation sickness of the children and their families. i’m always so amazed with all God provided on this earth for us to use to help ourselves!

    i used spirulina to tint my spritz cookies green and although it will stain everything, it washed right off our skin. the same goes for the bright color of hibiscus.😊

    • Jenni
      Author
      January 4, 2021 / 10:39 am

      Jenn-That’s so cool! I’ve heard that too but haven’t incorporated into my smoothies or diet on a regular basis-I take that back-I took spirulina pills for a while but never noticed any benefits so I didn’t rebuy them. Much of our health is in nature and allowing our God made bodies to heal themselves! This is very interested info. Thank you for sharing!

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