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spirulinaWhen most people hear the word spirulina, the first thing that comes to mind is chlorophyll, because of its blue-green color.  Don’t be turned off by the color, spirulina has great health benefits internally and externally.

Spirulina has detoxifying, calming properties that are beneficial for skin health.  It also has essential amino acids (10 out of 12), vitamins and minerals which makes it great for all skin types.

Spirulina can also be taken as a supplement.  It has beta carotene (Vitamin A), superoxide dismutase and gamma linolenic acid, all of which act as antioxidants to protect the skin from free radicals and premature fine lines and wrinkles.  I have spirulina in my “green” drink every morning.  Add spirulina to your next smoothie, facial mask or cleanse.

Reference:

Fedotova, E. (February, 2016). Les Nouvelles Esthetique & Spa, “Spirulina in the spa”, pp. 106-109.

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