PROPERTIES OF MINERALS IN SKIN CARE
The skin, in addition to being the largest organ in the human body, has a function that goes far beyond aesthetics: it protects the body from external factors such as bacteria, chemical substances and temperature. And much of their health depends on our diet and, especially, the minerals that are consumed.
Since ancient times, man has used the products that nature offers him to protect and adorn himself.
Egyptian men and women made up their eyes with kohl, which they obtained from galena or antimonite, painted their lips with moistened iron oxide or used sand rubs to wash their skin and alabaster powder to make a good peeling.
There are many mineral resources that are present in nature and that are necessary for the care of our skin.
Although they are not a major part of our skin, some minerals perform very important functions, they act as catalysts in defense mechanisms and in the repair of damaged skin. Silicon, copper, magnesium, sulfur, iron, selenium, iodine or zinc are trace elements that are essential for cell renewal and skin stimulation. The lack of these minerals in the diet can cause brittle nails or hair, stretch marks to appear, or wounds to heal poorly. But not only the contribution in the diet is important, there are many cosmetic formulations that contain these elements and are indicated for different skin problems.
Regenerative and anti-wrinkle creams with minerals such as silicon, gold mica (INTENSIVE GLOBAL CREAM and EYE CONTOUR & EXPRESSION LINES) or magnesium indicated in restorative cosmetics. They are the ingredients that will give us luminosity.
Natural sunscreen products do not use chemical filters in their composition, these are replaced by titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which are non-toxic mineral sunscreens that absorb, reflect and scatter ultraviolet radiation, acting as a screen that causes a shadow on our skin.