Today we are highlighting the benefits of Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, Copper and Selenium in our latest post in the 'Master The Science of Beauty' series
Magnesium has the capacity to detoxify the epidermis and cleanse the skin. It is very effective in treating areas that are prone to have allergic reactions. Additionally the mineral helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Magnesium also balances the skin, reducing the production of sebum and thus reducing pore size.
Manganese is a required co-factor for an exzyme called prolidase, which in turn is necessary to produce collagen as a structural component of the skin. The mineral is subsequently essential to youthful and stronger skin. In addition, manganese functions as an antioxidant in skin cells. It helps to protect the skin against oxygen-related damage and also against UV ray damage.
Zinc is found in all cells of our body and as a result our skin cells are particularly dependent on its powerful properties. This mineral keeps skin healthy and glowing from the inside. It works as an antioxidant by reducing the formation of damaging free radicals and increasing collagen production. It also helps heal and rejuvenate skin by increasing the production of new cells. Finally, it helps to clear clogged pores and regulates sebum production.
Copper plays an important role in maintaining healthy skin. It increases the production of collagen and elastin, which maintains skin’s strength, reducing fine lines and wrinkles for smoother, younger-looking skin. In addition, it helps to heal and hydrate the skin as copper ions stimulates its regeneration over time.
Selenium is an antioxidant mineral responsible for tissue elasticity. This essential mineral neutralizes free radicals and other skin-damaging compounds before they can lead to wrinkles. It also protects against UV-induced cell damage, skin inflammation and pigmentation. As a result skin stays healthy, smooth and radiant.