Magnesium Magic!

Essential for skin health, this mineral has a host of other benefits
By Jessica Bailey

Magnesium is a mineral our bodies just love. It is essential for healthy skin and for digestion; muscle, kidney, heart, adrenal, and nervous-system function; muscle relaxation; energy production; bone formation; and cell creation. That is one important mineral!

Though it is vitally important, according to a 2005 study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, up to 68 percent of Americans do not consume enough magnesium on a daily basis. An effective alternative to oral supplementation is magnesium oil rubbed on the skin—it’s great for soothing, rejuvenating, and beautifying the skin and comes with a host of other benefits.

Mineral goodness

Minerals are the catalysts to the skin’s cellular rejuvenation and can help the skin maintain healthy moisture balance. Magnesium oil also contains many other ionic minerals that promote skin benefits, like:

Zinc: Helps support the skin’s ability to prevent and reduce skin imperfections. Mitigates the damaging effects of sun on the skin and has antibacterial properties.

Copper: Detoxifies the skin and aids in the production of collagen and increasing skin elasticity.

Selenium: A powerful antioxidant that fights damage caused by free radicals.

Calcium: Helps in maintaining skin thickness and promoting rapid cellular turnover and regeneration.

The combination of these minerals in magnesium oil helps protect the skin from premature aging and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. To reap these benefits, simply rub magnesium oil on the skin or add one or two ounces to a mineral bath or foot soak for 20 minutes.

 

Article contributed by Jessica Bailey of White Egret Personal Care.