How Blue-Green Algae Benefits Your Skin
The skincare industry is a multibillion-dollar industry. The average woman spends about $8 per day on her face, and about seven weeks of her life washing and moisturizing in an attempt to look younger! For decades, women have been on a mission to maintain healthy, youthful skin. But with more and more products coming out of the woodworks, many are understandably, looking to treat their skin with natural ingredients.
Thanks to the discovery of how spirulina benefits your skin, having insanely gorgeous skin is not impossible! Spirulina is naturally occurring blue-green algae found on the surface of lakes. Usually, it is taken as a dietary supplement in powder or tablet form but has also been increasingly popping up in skincare products. Why?
Check out these amazing benefits of algae for skin:
1. It is high in a variety of nutrients
Spirulina is rich in nutrients including protein and vitamin (B1, B2 & B3).
Your body turns the protein you consume to amino acids, which aid in making other types of protein including collagen and keratin, which form the structure of the skin. Amino acids help shed off old skin. While Vitamin B help to convert carbohydrate and fats into energy or glucose. These vitamins are crucial in keeping your skin and hair healthy.
Vitamin B3 is responsible for making sure that your skin doesn't become rough and dry. The use of algae for dry skin is made possible by the Vitamin B3 property.
2. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
Algae is an excellent source of antioxidants which reduce inflammation-promoting, even skin tone. It also helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Minimizing the appearance of scar tissue and skin firming are other benefits of antioxidants. The main component, called phycocyanin, is responsible for giving spirulina its blue-green color. Dermatologist, Dr. Jennifer Vickers shares that red, blue, and especially, green and brown algae generally have notable skin brightening properties.
3. Encourages shedding of dead skin cells
When dead skin builds up, the skin produces excess oil that gets trapped, leading to blackheads and blemishes, which makes your skin dull and congested. Shedding of the dead skin cells gives room to the generation of new and healthy skin cells. The new cells help your skin look healthy and glow, giving you a more youthful-looking complexion.
4. Slows down the aging of skin cells
Spirulina contains tyrosine, vitamin E, and selenium, all of which have anti-aging effects. Tyrosine is responsible for slowing down the aging of skin cells by eliminating free radicals that are notorious for skin aging. Algae also inhibit enzymes that break down collagen in the skin with some forms even reducing the break down of hyaluronic acid within the skin.
But wait, there's more! Algae benefits are not only for your skin but your overall health. It is known to have anti-cancer properties, reduce blood pressure, improve muscle strength and endurance as well as help control blood sugar.
Clearly, algae is a must-have when it comes to improving your health. While it is easy to implement with vitamins and powders, however, you may be wondering what is the best way to add it to your daily skincare routine. Well, don't sweat it! We've made it super easy, convenient and effective with our green algae infused sunscreen facial mist, ZINC IT OVER.
Not only does it contain green algae but it is packed with numerous natural powerhouse ingredients for your skin. Protect, hydrate, and nourish your skin throughout the day without ruining your makeup or leaving an unflattering white cast. ZINC IT OVER quite literally has you covered!