Spirulina is a type of oceanic algae that contains a wide array of nutrients, known as one of the “super foods,” but did you know it can treat acne as well? Spirulina contains high-quality proteins and large concentrations of vitamins and minerals, including the B complex vitamins, which help heal inflamed skin. It is an ingredient that Dr. Wright has incorporated into her Acne Fighting Facials. So next time you it sushi – ask for the ones wrapped in seaweed!
Dr Wrights Tip
Spirulina can help your body fight off free radicals and eliminate toxins, including bacteria on the skin, which can lead to the formation of acne. It can also help to increase skin metabolism, which allows for the quicker elimination of dead skin cells and the production of new, healthy skin cells. With a faster skin metabolism, your body is also able to heal acne lesions more effectively to prevent scarring. Spirulina can also help to prevent the overgrowth of Candida bacteria, which can lead to acne breakouts. At Skin MD and Beyond, many of my patients recognize the benefits as we use a high concentrated Spirulina Mask in all our acne facials promoting clearer healthier skin.