Top Minerals for the ‘Ultimate Skin Care’
By TLB Contributing Writer: Nirdesh
You know that you need vitamins and minerals to have a soft, healthy and young skin. It is a fact that when your body lacks certain minerals and vitamins, it is not only your skin that will bear the brunt of the deficit, but also certain aspects of your health will be compromised. Actually, there are certain elements which you ought to have on a daily basis and in the right amounts if you want to avoid most of the problems associated with the skin. It is, however, sad that most people don’t have an idea of what the essential minerals for the skin are, and as such, they keep on struggling to have a great skin.
It should be noted that most of the essential minerals and vitamins may always be obtained from with essential fatty acids. These will not just grant you with optimal skin health, but also will make it possible for to enjoy the overall state of health. But you should be aware of the various factors that may throw the body into a state of mineral imbalance, and irrespective of the diets you eat, you will never enjoy the full benefits of those diets.
For example, stress and anxiety, as well as consumption of too much alcohol will not work in your favor if all you desire is to have the perfect mineral balance. For your education and to help you improve your skin health by ensuring that you get all that is needed for the skin to be okay, here is a brief look at some of the top minerals you should be targeting in your meals for the sake of your skin-:
Zinc is one of the most important minerals not just for the skin but for overall health. It is a healing mineral and one which will always feature prominently in most of the skin care products as well as lotions and creams for treating skin conditions such as acne. Zinc is the mineral responsible for controlling the production of oil in the dermis section of the skin and it is also responsible for checking some of the hormones responsible for flares of acne in the skin.
Additionally, zinc has antioxidant properties necessary to protect the skin and the muscles from the effects of aging and will also speed up the rate of skin regeneration or healing. Some of the foods you can consider if you want to increase the uptake of zinc in your body include hazelnuts, cashew nuts, sunflower seeds, barley, rice, sesame seeds, liver, sea vegetables, soy foods, and lean meats.
Copper is another mineral worth considering if you want to have the best skin. One of its known benefits, and which makes it a vital mineral as far as skin health is concerned, is its ability to promote the production of elastin and collagen in the body. These two compounds enable the skin to be strong while remaining elastic at the same time.
Copper can also help in enhancing the functions of other antioxidants for more efficacy thus further helping to ensure that the skin is well protected. Some of the known dietary sources of copper include sesame seeds, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, soybeans, mushrooms, and coconut.
This is another essential mineral you must consider when thinking about optimum skin health. It is rich in a variety of antioxidants which fight free radicals to reduce their effects on the skin, including certain forms of skin cancers. It is also known to offer protection against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays which can make walking in the hot sun uncomfortable and also dangerous. Additionally, it is a vital mineral for enhancing the flexibility and elasticity of the skin. For the best sources of selenium, check out fish, chicken and Brazil nuts.
Fulvic minerals may not necessarily be essential minerals, but they are vital when it comes to the skin health, as well as other vital body functions. As far as the skin is concerned, their minerals are known to treat wounds and irritations occasioned by conditions such as acne, eczema, rashes, and bugs. This is the very reason why most supplementation’s needed for conditions like eczema will never fail to have fulvic minerals as part of the ingredients.
Magnesium is a vital mineral for not just a healthy skin, but also for the muscles, hair, teeth, and bones. It is also important in ensuring that the central nervous system is working optimally, thus helping in the overall coordination and balance of the entire body. A deficiency in magnesium may lead to a wide range of skin complications, including premature aging. It is a mineral that is usually added to most of the skin care products to help the skin retain its elasticity and grant it with overall health. It has been established that those who are fond of eating fast foods, sodas and excessive alcohol are known to have a deficiency of magnesium in their bodies and this is why most of them will always have ill skin health. Some of the dietary sources of magnesium include almonds, pecans, buckwheat, barley, kidney beans, lentils, dates, and brown rice.
Calcium is associated with bones and teeth, but it is also a mineral worth considering if you desire to have a young and healthy skin. The amount of calcium in the human body is more than the amount of any other mineral. As far ask the skin health is concerned, calcium is responsible for the firmness and the elasticity of the skin as well as those of the cell and other tissues of the body.
If you want to avoid acne flares, then you should always stick to calcium-rich foods since lack of it will not just promote acne attacks, but also will make the skin look frail, fragile and thin. The dietary sources of calcium include sesame seeds, kales, dandelion greens, chickpeas, nuts, dairy products, sardines, and orange juices.
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