oMega-glow face mask

happy sunday, crunchies! i’m so excited to finally share this face mask with you!

this mask is packed with omega-3/6/7/9 and serves up some serious glow and hydration. as if that wasn’t enough, it also fights fine lines, skin issues like eczema and acne, discoloration, and even helps with skin elasticity and under-eye discoloration. 

this mask has been my go-to beautifying mask lately. it’s gently exfoliating and leaves me glowing. i can definitely tell a difference from using this, even after the first time. my face always feels so velvety afterwards. 

best of all – it’s easy to make and any skin type can benefit from it!

let’s meet the synergistic ingredients that truly ‘feed” your skin:

  • hawaiian spirulina – a nutritious blue-green algae chock full of vitamins, antioxidants, and omega fatty acids
  • raw chia seed oil – an extremely lightweight and nutritious oil, full of omega fatty acids 3/6/9
  • supercritical sea buckthorn seed oil – potent source omega 3/6/9 and antioxidants
  • sea buckthorn berry oil – contains the rare omega 7 and other vitamins
  • ginger essential oil – warming; promotes circulation and absorption of the mask’s nutrients; improves skin tone and elasticity
  • geranium essential oil – promotes circulation, evens skin tone, tightens skin; antibacterial and antimicrobial

how to:

  • mix 1 tsp spirulina with 1 tsp chia seed oil
  • add 5 drops supercritical sea buckthorn seed oil and 3 drops sea buckthorn berry oil
  • mix in 1 drop ginger eo and 1 drop geranium eo
  • let sit for 20 to 45 minutes, allowing your skin to absorb all the nutritive goodness 
  • enjoy weekly

i bet you knew it contained chia seed oil, given my obsession with it for all things head to toe. 

want an oMega-glow serum to use daily instead of a mask? leave out the spirulina and use the oil blend! please store in the fridge to keep the chia seed oil from going rancid. there are algae extract oils out there you can use if you still want to keep the additional renewing and nutritive properties from the spirulina.

tip 1: instead of using water to dampen your skin before applying this mask and after to wipe it off, use your favorite hydrosol. steeting clear of water will help you avoid moisture loss. i personally love rose water from Inflora Botanica.

tip 2: use a black washcloth to wipe this off, as the algae and sea buckthorn oils can stain fabric.

tip 3: spirulina and raw chia seed oil both need to be kept tightly sealed and stored in the fridge.

will you be trying this? do you already love and use any of these ingredients? leave your favorite nutritive face mask recipes below!

all my love,

alexraye

spotlight on spirulina

today we’re all about ALGAE!

spirulina has long been touted for its health benefits when ingested, but let’s explore some topical uses for this great green growth!

spirulina - your new beauty secret weapon!

spirulina is a type of edible algae that is high in antioxidants, protein, and B-vitamins. you’ll most likely find it in its dark green powdered form, but when hydrated it’s a beautiful deep green-blue color. it’s widely known as a green “superfood”, but is lesser known as a possible amazing addition to common DIY products!

when researched, spirulina has been shown to increase elasticity of the skin, even skin tone, decrease fine lines, decrease darker spots, and improve the appearance of dark circles. quite the power food, right? try adding it into some of your daily beauty products:

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