Skin and Health Benefits of Magnesium Oil

Magnesium is a frequently disregarded nutrient, which has multiple benefits for skin and overall health.

It is a basic ingredient to many of our body’s biological functions and has many uses that play an important role for well being.

It helps you remain fit, young and energetic.

Besides its benefits in normal body functioning, such as keeping your bones strong, enhancing your immunity and maintaining a normal blood pressure, it also has multiple benefits in skin health:

  • It has the capacity to detoxify and cleanse our skin, especially areas prone to allergic reactions.
  • It has exfoliative properties.
  • It is very effective in reducing the wrinkles and fine lines around eyes and forehead.
  • It helps combat acne.
  • It increases benefit to dry brushing when magnesium oil is applied to the brush, stimulating the growth of new cells.
  • It combats hair loss.
  • It is very useful to prevent sun spots after acne. Just a dab of magnesium oil on inflamed skin at night will help protect it from discoloration from sunlight during the day.

How should we use it?

Magnesium can be obtained from a variety of food sources, such as nuts, dairy products, and vegetables, however it can get lost after harvest, handling, refrigeration and storage.

Oral supplementation may be affected by numerous things in your gut and it can also act as a potential laxative.

Magnesium is much more effectively absorbed through contact with the skin in the form of magnesium oil.

Despite its name, magnesium oil isn’t really an oil, it’s just magnesium chloride suspended in water, which has an oily texture.

You can obtain magnesium oil by purchasing it or preparing it yourself.

To prepare magnesium oil, submerge half cup of magnesium flakes into hot distilled water, then transfer to a glass spray bottle.

Apply daily, and leave it for 20 or 30 minutes. You should start with 6 to 8 sprays , gradually increasing up to 30 sprays.

Do not use magnesium oil underneath makeup; it won’t work.

If you find that the magnesium oil burns your skin, use more water to dilute it, especially if you have sensitive skin.

The introduction of additional magnesium from magnesium oil used topically can support various aspects of your health, including skin, so give it a try and replace those oral supplements!


About the Author:

Nilde Costante is an MD, Dermatologist from Venezuela. She completed her Immunodermatology fellowship at University of Chicago and is a mom of two. Apart from being a holistic skin care, healthy lifestyle and fitness advocate, she is also a marathon runner. She’s completed a number of half marathons, including Miami Half Marathon (twice), NYC Half Marathon, CAF Half Marathon, Movistar Half Marathon in Caracas, Gloucester and Andover MA Half Marathons, as well as several full marathons, including the Chicago Marathon and Mountain 2 Beach Marathon in Ojai, CA. For more information on which products she recommends and healthy lifestyle practices that let you radiate your glowing complexion, follow her on Instagram at @fitdermom

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