When your skins mineral balance is not quite right you may experience symptoms such as dryness, dullness, irritation and breakouts. By improving you skins mineral balance – you can correct these issues and improve skin health, function and appearance. It is for this reason that Organic Apoteke products are rich in natural minerals.
Important Minerals for the Skin
Minerals, including zinc, copper, and selenium, also have an important role in maintaining skin health. Sea salt also includes many minerals that are healing to the skin.
The main function of Zinc is to protect the skin against photodamage by absorbing UV irradiation, limiting penetration of radiation into skin. Combining zinc and vitamin C exhibits antimicrobial activity that helps to clear bacteria in acne. Zinc deficiency is common in patients with various skin conditions. However oral supplementation does not often correct these skin conditions, hence it is important to use skin care products that are rich in natural minerals. Our Rejuvenating Face Mask is rich in natural zinc from almonds and wheatgerm. It helps rebuild that skins natural protective barriers to prevent photodamage.
Copper is an antioxidant, protecting skin from damage that is caused by an UV light-induced free radical damage. This vital metal also stimulates the production of collagen, and is critical in improving skin elasticity and thickness. It also plays a role in melanin synthesis. Melanin creates the pigment in skin and hair. Steely-hair syndrome (white and silver hair) is a multisystemic disease caused by copper deficiency/abnormal copper metabolism. Our products are rich in nut oils and plant extract that are rich in copper. Products that are copper rich are Rejuvenating Face Cream, Rasayana Rejuvenating Serum, Active Face Hydrating Gel.
Selenium protects the skin from UV irradiation-induced oxidative stress by stimulating the activities of the selenium-dependent antioxidant enzymes, glutathione peroxidase and thioredoxin reductase. These enzymes are present in the plasma membrane of epidermal skin cells. Selenium also has been considered for treatment of psoriasis, which shows decreased glutathione peroxidase levels. Results from human studies showed that selenium supplementation lead to an increase in levels of glutathione peroxidase in patients with psoriasis, resulting in symptom improvement. Our Rasayana Rejuvenating Serum, Rejuvenating Face Cream, Rejuvenating Eye Cream and Rejuvenating Face Mask are all rich in plant and seed oils that are rich in selenium. Our bodies are able to use this natural selenium safely and effectively.
Sodium Chloride or Sea salt is rich in minerals including magnesium, calcium sodium and potassium – all of which play a key role in our skins health, function and cellular communication. Our Active Face Cleanse Gel and Detox Face Mask are rich in Dead Sea Salt which contains that highest amounts of these natural skin protective minerals. Wonderful for balancing sebum production and healing acne and blemishes.
Dead Sea Salt
Regular ocean water contains 85 percent of the salt – sodium chloride (table salt) but Dead Sea salt contains only 12-18 percent sodium chloride. This means that Dead Sea salt contains a richer mixture of other nutrients. In Dead Sea salts you will find 21 minerals which include magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc and potassium.
How to use Dead Sea Salts
Common skin ailments
Skin disorders such as acne and psoriasis may be relieved by regularly soaking the affected area in water with added Dead Sea salt. The National Psoriasis Foundation recommends Dead Sea and Dead Sea salts as effective treatments for psoriasis. High concentration of magnesium in Dead Sea salt may be helpful in improving skin hydration and reducing inflammation, although Epsom salt is a much less expensive salt that also contains high amounts of magnesium and therefore may be equally as useful for this purpose.
The high concentration of bromide and magnesium in the Dead Sea salt may help relieve allergic reactions of the skin by reducing inflammation.
Dead Sea salt may reduce the depth of skin wrinkling, a form of skin ageing.