Everyone knows our products are made with 100% organic ingredients (and if you don’t know, you do now!) Some of these ingredients are minerals such as selenium, copper, silica and magnesium. These minerals contribute to protecting our skin from the environment, and they assist in making a healthier and more beautiful skin.
But, what are these minerals and how exactly do they help our skin? Let’s take a quick look at some of the minerals we use and discuss the skin benefits:
Selenium is a mineral found in the soil. Filled with antioxidants, selenium naturally appears in water and some foods such as nuts (walnuts, Brazil nuts,) and meats (fish, poultry, beef.)
What it does for the skin: It protects your skin from cell damage similar to how Vitamin E works. When it is applied to the skin, it reduces inflammation and helps heal irritated skin, because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Selenium can be found naturally in foods like Brazil nuts, pictured here.
Pennies were traditionally made with copper – though you probably won’t get any copper benefits from holding pennies
Copper is a soft, malleable, red-brown metal. It has been known to boost brain activity, improve the functioning of the nervous system, contribute to bone mineral density, ease arthritis pain, support thyroid heath and strengthen the immune system.
What it does for the skin: Copper regenerates new collagen and elastin, which improves skin firmness and elasticity – reduces wrinkles and helps skin look young again. And when applied directly to the skin, it can aid in healing skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis, and other skin wounds. And it has been known to stimulate hair growth.
When Silicon and Oxygen merge, they create Silica – a hard, unreactive, colorless compound that is found everywhere, but most commonly occurs in form as the mineral quartz. It provides strength, flexibility and resilience to connective tissues in our bodies. It can be found in everything from sand to more edible sources like leafy green vegetables.
What it does for the skin: Silica is linked to helping skin regeneration and keeping our skin brighter and more youthful. It aides in keeping our skin hydrated, and reducing facial pores, blemishes and wrinkles.
Silica can be found naturally in everything from sand to leafy green vegetables!
Magnesium can be found naturally in a variety of food.
Magnesium is a silver-white metal of the alkaline earth series and one of the more important minerals we need; the benefits of magnesium are found in every part of our body from keeping our blood pressure normal, supporting bone strength, and aiding in a healthy heart. It is found fish, nuts, leafy greens, avocados, whole grains and lentils – among many other magnesium rich foods.
What it does for the skin: Magnesium helps your body manage anxiety and stress by suppressing hormones like cortisol, that cause the skin to become oily, and clog pores with sebum. By managing and reducing stress, magnesium helps your skin stay clear of acne, and magnesium also aides in skin repair.
As you can see, the importance of minerals in skin care is a must. Our skin cells cannot survive without minerals. Minerals like Magnesium, Silica, etc. are the free radical fighters, cell messengers and energizers. They maintain and lock in hydration, enhance cellular health, while regenerating and accelerating the healing process. Minerals support collagen, while staving off wrinkles and sagging formation. They are inflammation fighters, wound healing agents, detoxifying, antibacterial troops, and much much more.
Minerals like these are found everywhere – from plants to herbs to clay, and even in algae. And, they are also found in our 100% organic plant based products; each mineral we use in our products, is specifically chosen for it’s skin care benefits.
In every product we offer, from creams to serums, to even our toners, we have formulated the perfect solution that utilizes the healing powers of these minerals, and we are confident our products will help give you a remarkable, amazing, healthy, and youthful appearance, and feel of your skin. You’ll definitely fall in love with Divine Skin Creations once you try it – all because of our minerals!