What is Spirulina ? We have all read about the benefits of plant extracts for our health, from the exotic (Guarana) to the most common plants (Eggplant), they all play a vital role to our well being.

Did you know that plants are not only great for our internal health, but can be great for your skin too. Plant extracts have been used in skin care for centuries , Egyptian queen Cleopatra used Calendula (marigold) as a skin healing agent and Cumin seed oil within her beauty regime. So here at Bloomskincare we feel that if plants were a good enough beauty tool for a queen then why shouldn’t we share with you our thoughts on another fantastic beauty tool called Spirulina.

What is it? Spirulina is a natural Algae (cyanobacteria) that grows in fresh water. It is considered as one of the worlds most powerful superfoods, but not many people have heard of it. This is a plant that not only can nourish your body with required proteins, prevent allergies, and help reinforce your immune system, it is also packed full of proteins, vitamins, minerals and fatty acids which are all beneficial for great looking and healthy skin too. This plant is so versatile that it can be incorporated into food for children who don’t like eating vegetables or as a dietary supplement to give your body that extra boost, and because of it high protein and iron content it can be beneficial during pregnancy.

Spirulina has a high content of vitamins A, B-12, & vitamin E, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and many more fantastic minerals, which are all vital for your skins health, keeping it looking toned and giving you a youthful appearance. Minerals are also extremely important in keeping us healthy, millions of tiny cells in our body require essential nutrients to grow, develop and work together, many of these nutrients that we need to help keep our insides healthy and functioning are also essential for kissable looking skin!!

One mineral that is vital for our insides as well as a perfect tool for skin care is magnesium. Magnesium is the 4th most prevalent mineral found in cells, it keeps your heart beating, builds strong bones, supports muscle & nerve function and helps boosts immunity. But this sophisticated mineral is also exceptional in keeping your skin performing at its best. Here are a few benefits of magnesium  for your skin, it helps prevent wrinkles, combats numerous skin allergies and acne breakouts. So having this essential mineral and many others combined within our skin care routine will leave you with fabulous looking skin.
So now lets go back to spirulina, we have learnt that it is packed full of minerals, nutrients and many other essential vitamins that are important for a healthy inside as well as healthy skin. Spirulina has a soothing and calming affect on your skin, which is perfect for sensitive skin. It can help eliminate acne causing bacteria, and will help the skin store moisture which will improve skins elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Many other benefits of spirulina for your skin are: reduces dark circles ( as its iron dense, this brightens eyes & surrounding area), anti-aging (contains vitamin E, tyrosine, & selenium), cleanses (eradicates heavy elements, toxins & free radicals), anti-acne (eliminates dead cells & encourages production of new cells).
Tell us, after hearing all about this super, natural plant and the powers it has to keeping you healthy on the inside as well as giving you beautiful looking skin, have we tempted you into giving it a try????

If so, the most popular way of using spurilina to achieve beautiful looking skin is actually in a face mask and here at Bloomskincare we have a fantastic Lindsay Moisture Spirulina All-in One Modelling mask. After applying this mask to your face, it forms into a thick rubber layer creating a vacuum between the skin & the mask which will help remove dead skin cells and help many nutrients absorb into the skin efficiently. The mask is extremely moisturising with low irritation, to help improve the skins appearance and restore elasticity to give you younger, brighter, supple skin.

We recommend you use this Lindsay Spirulina mask at least once a week to benefit from these fabulous ingredients.

So go ahead and treat yourself to one of these fantastic masks and start seeing the benefits spirulina has to offer.