There are two things that primarily affect how our skin looks. The first one is what we eat and then the skincare products we use.
Some products are available as dietary supplements and some as skincare ingredients. One of them is spirulina, which is regarded as one of the best and strongest superfoods ever.
To understand its benefits on our skin, keep scrolling!
What is Spirulina?
It is a type of cyanobacteria that is grown in freshwater and then dried. All essential amino acids and omega-3 fatty acids are in vast amounts in these algae. It is also a top source of plant protein.
This superfood offers the benefits from minerals like zinc, iron, magnesium, and potassium as well as the vitamins B, A, K, and E.
Spirulina benefits for skin:
No matter what type of skin you have, applying spirulina topically or including it in your diet can give you noticeable results. Here are the most common skin-related effects of spirulina:
- Spirulina has antioxidative properties:
Studies suggest that spirulina may help detoxify the body and protect it from the impact of free radicals, improving the overall skin condition. Our skin is exposed to free radicals all the time, and these molecules may cause certain skin conditions, such as hyperpigmentation, dark spots, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
- Spirulina boosts collagen formation:
According to studies, spirulina consumption may stimulate growth factors in dermal fibroblast cells, which are the cells that make collagen. A rise in collagen production gives the skin a tighter, more solid appearance. This consumption can delay the onset of age-related changes as well as make them less clear on your skin.
- Spirulina Is a remedy for dark circles:
Dark circles are an inevitable result of general fatigue, and luckily, it may help you to manage them. It detoxifying effects can help you effectively alleviate dark circles and dry eye symptoms.
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About the Author: Dr. Donika Vata is a medical doctor from Ferizaj, Kosovo. She studied general medicine from University of Hasan Prishtina.
Dr. Vata has been writing about medical and skincare related issue in journals, social media websites, and books. She was working for some well reputed clinics such as Telehealth Pro- Online consultations, German Cancer Center, and AppLMD. Dr. Donika was also volunteering in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Currently, she is working as a medical doctor and researcher in a dermatology clinic.