Chlorella vulgaris, which is the scientific word for algae, is chockfull of beta carotene and lutein, which are minerals that your body needs. Beta carotene is an anti-aging miracle nutrient, thanks to the high levels of antioxidants. No wonder your parents made you eat so many carrots as a kid!
Chlorella is also a good source of Lutein. But what is lutein, and why is it good for you?
In our over-connected world, chances are, you spend a good amount of your day staring at some type of screen. Unfortunately, that can show on your skin and in your eyes. Blue lights generated by our devices have been linked to hyperpigmentation and are said to increase dark spots.
Lutein works as a barrier from blue light exposure for your eyes, which is exactly the type of light that hits you when you stare at screens. In addition to being used as a natural barrier, it also does double duty for your skin. This amazing antioxidant actually increases both skin hydration and elasticity!
The benefits of chlorella in terms of skincare:
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
And the best part is, this algae isn’t specific to just one type of skin. Which means that it doesn’t matter if yours is oily or dry, you can still reap all the benefits.
While there are plenty of natural skincare products that contain algae, consider buying some powdered chlorella and making your own face mask at home.
HOMEMADE FACE MASK WITH CHLORELLA
Just mix 1/4 cup of the Chlorella powder with, either 2 tablespoons of argan oil (for dry skin), or 2 tablespoons of clay (for oily skin). Add your favorite essential oil, some water, and apply to your clean face. Relax for 20 minutes and then rinse off.
Make this a regular part of your skincare routine to see the long-term benefits of Chlorella!