We all want to have healthy, vibrant, glowing skin without any acne, dry patches, flaky areas, clogged pores, red spots, or uneven tan.
During the years, I have had a really problematic and persistent flaky skin, and I have tried a ton of different skincare products. No matter how expensive the product and how active its ingredients were, the relieving effect was only temporary. A friend of mine (who works as a dermatologist) suggested that I should pay attention to what minerals I am consuming, and see their effect on the skin.
After some research, I came up with the best minerals for the skin, which ensure its health, glow, and vibrancy.
Let’s see them!
Minerals for skin
This mineral helps the skin to protect itself from the UV rays, by creating natural SPF (however this factor is not high enough to fully protect you, so always use SPF products)
This mineral acts as a healing agent, as it boosts the reproduction of skin cells. It quickly reduces inflammation and prevents scars.
The benefits of magnesium are closely linked to those of the fatty acids. Magnesium helps the healthy fats to be absorbed by the skin cells, and as a result contribute to more elastic, moisturized, and glowing skin.
It boosts the blood circulation and ensures that the skin receives benefits from all the nutrients in the blood. It also prevents wrinkles, as enough water and oils reach the skin cells.
Of course, you can supplement all those minerals, but it is even better to take them as part of the food you eat. This way the body absorbs them better and the benefits to the skin are more visible.
The foods, which contain selenium are :
- Diary foods
- Seeds and nuts
- Starchy vegetables
The foods rich in zinc are:
- Dark chocolate
- Fish and seafood
- Red meat
The foods rich in magnesium are:
- Green leafy vegetables
The foods rich in flavonol are:
- Citrus fruits
- Green leafy veggies
- Red wine