Magnesium for Healthy, Beautiful Skin
Better Nutrition|October 2021
Do you need to relax after a stressful day? Are your muscles sore from a tough workout? Is your skin thirsty, sensitive, or breaking out? One simple mineral ingredient can provide relief—magnesium.
SHERRIE STRAUSFOGEL

For such a basic mineral, magnesium does a lot of work. It plays an important role in the nervous system by helping relieve anxiety, which in turn promotes better sleep. It supports healthy muscle function and helps relax muscles after a workout. And a magnesium bath can reduce inflammation, remove toxins and heavy metals at a cellular level, relieve stress and fatigue, improve circulation and blood flow, and ease joint pain.

Studies show that when used in skincare products, magnesium works by regulating cellular regeneration and repair, increasing recovery, and fighting infection. It helps soften and hydrate skin, shrink pores, and remove dirt, dead skin, and excess oils. It can help heal acne, soothe skin inflammation, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth.

Magnesium chloride is one of the best forms of topical magnesium due to its purity, potency, and rapid absorption into the skin. You will find it in its purest form as bath flakes and salts, mixed with water to form oils and oil sprays, and in lotions and gels.

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