We all know calcium is important for your bones, and
plays a role in calming the nervous system. What role does it play in the
health of your skin?
Calcium is the most common mineral in the human body and
in regards to skin. A deficiency can display itself in itching, dryness,
premature wrinkling, and an increased tendency to develop skin cancers. Also,
when there is a calcium deficiency, your body will take calcium from your bones
and teeth because it is needed in other body processes.
Calcium is important in the function of cell turnover and
regulation of the protective lipid barrier. So, skin that can shed and renew
itself and maintain an appropriate lipid level is another of the calcium skin
benefits. Anyone suffering from dry, itchy skin should consider increasing
calcium during cold, dry winter months to benefit from the protective barrier
calcium can produce in the upper epidermal tissues.
Although calcium is not an antioxidant by itself, it is
important in regulating the prod…
Basil- full of flavonoids, antioxidant compounds that protect against problems such as heart disease and cancer. It also has volatile oils with anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Basil provides magnesium and beta-carotene, another antioxidant, all
beneficial for skin rejuvenation.
Feta Cheese- has antioxidant, riboflavin, which may help prevent some signs of aging as well as degenerative disease. High in
calcium and zinc which both aid in tissue growth and skin repair.
Lemon- the vitamin C and citric acid help to purify blood vessels which in turn help remove impurities found in the skin cells.
Olive Oil- allows the absorption of fat- soluble nutrients such as vitamins rich in antioxidant polyphenols and good fat E and A, and
carotenoids, which encourage skin to glow. Omega- 6 fatty acids and vitamin E keep the complexion youthful by helping the skin stay
soft, smooth and blemish free. Olive oil helps fight oxidative damage (from the sun or pollution) …