If you are a skincare junkie, there’s a high chance you’ve come across reels with people drinking dark-green coloured water. A lot of social media content creators suffering from acne have been adding liquid chlorophyll into their water to achieve clear skin. But is it really effective? Let’s find out.
What is liquid chlorophyll and how does it help with acne?
First, let's understand what liquid chlorophyll is. It is a concentrated form of chlorophyll derived from plants, which gives them the green pigment and is rich in antioxidants. It is also found in green leafy vegetables like spinach and parsley. Chlorophyll is rich in Vitamins C, A, E and K and has antioxidant properties, which work wonders to inhibit acne causing bacterial growth. But, while it helps decrease redness and inflammation, it may not be very helpful for deep cystic acne.
Now, we know what you’re thinking, why not just consume green leafy vegetables instead? Well, while you must include greens such as spinach, kale, and parsley in your diet, the recommended daily dose of liquid chlorophyll for acne is 100-300 milligrams and one cup of spinach contains approximately 24 milligrams of chlorophyll. So to achieve maximum results, you will have to consume about 10-12 cups of spinach. Woah! Feel like Popeye yet?
How to use liquid chlorophyll for acne
Apart from mixing it with your water, another way of using liquid chlorophyll is applying it topically to the affected areas. It has anti-inflammatory benefits and works as a green colour corrector to neutralise the redness.
However, it's recommended to consume it orally to achieve maximum benefits from its antioxidant properties. There is very limited research about this topic in general, but all this information is leaving us intrigued to try it out and include it into our daily routine ASAP. What about you?