Oily Skin – Is Magnesium the Answer to Our Skin Woes?

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You’re probably already familiar with the benefits of magnesium for our body, aren’t you? Whether if you are suffering from muscular cramps, PMS, lack of energy or low mood, with one magnesium effervescent tablet everything will go back to normal, right?! Magnesium the fourth most abundant mineral in our body is a cofactor for more than 300 enzymatic reactions including protein synthesis, muscle function, blood glucose control.

Common signs of magnesium deficiency:

  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle pain
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • High blood pressure
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Magnesium- Rich Food:

  • Cocoa
  • Avocados
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Bananas
  • Whole grains
  • Peas
  • Peanuts

Magnesium is marketed in forms such as tablets, capsules, effervescent tablets in the form of oils, etc.

But did you know that this mineral is also great for our skin? Especially oily and acne prone skin?! Namely, magnesium has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which makes it an excellent candidate for fighting acne, treating rosacea and eczema on the skin. It has become a real hit in the ‘beauty’ world; from the acclaimed magnesium oil to the baths with magnesium salts…

SKIN CLEANSING WITH MAGNESIUM OIL

Magnesium oil reduces sebum secretion, and is ideal for deep pore cleansing. As the magnesium is known to relieve stress, this oil also helps alleviate acne and rosacea, which are most often the result of high levels of stress.

Wondering what magnesium oil is? Simple answer – magnesium chloride (MgCl2) dissolved in water. It is called oil only because it creates a feeling of greasy substance when applied to the skin. It’s not greasy at all!

By applying it, the skin becomes super soft. There are so many magnesium oils available on the market, but you can make it yourself too. We found a great super easy recipe on the ‘Alternativa za Vas‘ website.

All you need is:

  • ½ cups of magnesium chloride
  • ½ cups of distilled water (must be distilled)
  • glass spray bottles.

First you will need to bring distilled water to a boil. In the meantime, add ½ cups of magnesium into a glass bowl. Once water has boiled, pour it into the magnesium and stir until the magnesium completely dissolves. Let the mixture cool and then transfer it to a glass spray bottles. Shelf life is 6 months. This oil is also great for massage and muscle aches. Start by using just a few sprays a day, and gradually work up to  maximum 10 sprays a day.

Note: If by any chance the application of the oil causes a rash, stop using it. Also, if you have sensitive skin, dilute the magnesium oil a little with water before applying to the skin.

BATH WITH MAGNESIUM SALTS

We love baths! There is no better way to rest your soul and body, right? A bath with magnesium salts not only relaxes the body, but also removes toxins from it and reduces tissue swelling. Add one cup of magnesium sulfate or magnesium chloride to warm water. When the magnesium has dissolved, soak in the prepared bath for up to 20 minutes.

We found a great recipe for bath bombs on Pinterest as well. You can see the recipe here.

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