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Minerals + Skin

The use of minerals for medicinal purposes has been recorded since the times of the ancient Egyptians and Greeks when mineral-rich earths were used for their anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Hippocrates and Aristotle produced classifications of medicinal earths, which were mostly clays. (above image is blue agate slice mineral)

The mastery behind healthy, optimally functioning skin are minerals, helping to strengthen, tone, boost collagen production, decrease inflammation, heal, maintain moisture levels and detoxify the skin. They allow cells to maximize the application of vitamins and anti-oxidants to encourage strong, healthy and resilient skin.

Skin disorders associated with micronutrient deficiencies:

Zinc – Epidermolysis bullosa // Atopic dermatitis

Copper – Steely-hair syndrome

Selenium – Psoriasis // Epidermolysis bullosa // Certain skin cancers

How Minerals Benefit Skin

Manganese – This helps to promote elasticity and aids in repair, reduces inflammation  plays an important role in removing free radicals with it’s anti-oxidant properties.

Copper – In combination with zinc, plays a role in superoxide dismutase activity and the removal of oxygen free radicals. It is therefore a key component in the protective mechanism against free radical damage. Has anti-inflammatory activities and essential for the condition of the skin by repairing and maintaining connective tissue. Modulates melanin synthesis and stimulates the maturation of collagen.

Zinc – Is a metal it is called an “essential trace element” because very small amounts of zinc are necessary for human health. It is needed for wound healing (cellular repair and replacement) Six percent of total body zinc is located in the skin. Zinc is present in both the epidermis and dermis, though at levels five-fold higher in the epidermis. Zinc stabilizes cell membranes, serves as an essential cofactor for several metalloenzymes. It’s main function is to protect the skin against photodamage by absorbing UV irradiation, limiting penetration of radiation into skin and is used for treating skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne.

Calcium – Vital for healthy bones and teeth, muscle function blood pressure and helps to regulate skin cell production and repair. A skin strengthener.

Potassium – Helps to control the balance of fluids in the body and is required for proper nerve and muscle function helps to protect against dehydration.

Selenium – A powerful anti-oxidant protects skin from UV irradiation-induced oxidative stress may also help to control oily skin. Useful for the prevention and treatment of psoriasis.

Phosphorus – Along with calcium, is one of the most important minerals in the body for maintaining bone structure and strength. In fact, more than half of all bone is made from phosphate. Phosphors helps form bone mineral density that prevents bone fractures, breaks and osteoporosis. A general immune system booster and important for energy levels.

Magnesium – A stress busting nutrient, helps to reduce stress and relax muscles with helps with good quality sleep also helps to maintain moisture levels.

Iron – Essential  for the production of health red blood cells, creates glowy, healthy skin.

Sodium – The body uses sodium to control blood pressure and blood volume. Your body also needs sodium for your muscles and nerves to work properly.

Silica – This trace mineral is known to boost collagen and attract water to cells for deep, sustained hydration. This means a plumper, firmer, more youthful complexion. Activates enzymes involved in the production of collagen.

Iodine – Essential for healthy thyroid gland whose key role is to regulate the metabolism.

Sulfur – Helps support the connective tissue and the collagen for firmer younger looking skin. Helps relieve acne, rosacea, and eczema.

Chlorophyll – High in skin-protecting antioxidants neutralizing free radicals, which are responsible for disrupting collagen production and DNA, which causes wrinkling, helps enhance wound healing.

Applying Minerals Topically

We focus on natural, bio-available plant ingredients — because they are similar to the compounds we carry in our own bodies, and are more easily recognized and used by the skin than foreign, synthetic ingredients.

Hemp Seed Oil // Prickly Pear Seed Oil // Sea Buckthorn Seed + Berry Oils // Camellia Oil // contain bio-available sources of:

Calcium // Magnesium // Sulphur // Potassium // Iron // Zinc  // Phosphorus // Sodium // Zinc // Copper // Selenium // Manganese 

 

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founderGabrielle is the founder and creator of Human & Kind {Organics} The aim of my blog is to share information to educate the reader with the latest research on skin health. I believe we can all achieve beautiful, radiant, healthy, glowing skin without using products containing potentially harmful ingredients which will damage your skins microbiome. Certified organic (ACO) skin care is better for your skin health and the planet Earth.

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