With daily stress-inducing commutes, sky-high ponytails, and monthly mani-pedis, you can put your skin, hair, and nails through a lot. After a while, that can result in split ends, weak nails, and lackluster skin.
Adding silica to your daily routine can give the trio a tough-as-nails boost. When hair and nails are rich in silica, they can grow and bend easily, making them resilient to breakage even at longer lengths. And on the collagen front, results can reportedly include visibly plumper skin.
“It has such a tremendous impact on skin regeneration—silica is strongly linked with healthy youthful skin,” says Isabel Sharkar, ND, a naturopathic doctor. “It also creates bonds between protein molecules, which are responsible for the skin’s natural ability to retain water, critical for repair and cell renewal.”
It is a natural anti-inflammatory that helps relieve skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. This wonder mineral also works to keep other minerals in balance, such as calcium and magnesium, which plays an important role in keeping our hormones balanced too.
As we age, our collagen levels drop and wrinkles form due to a lack of elasticity. Expensive face serums and creams would have you believe that they are the solution — and they may certainly help — but we know that nourishment of our skin ultimately comes from within.
You can also bolster your intake of silica through your diet by including plenty of dark leafy greens, leeks, green beans, cucumber, celery and asparagus. But the only way to get enough of the mineral is to supplement.
It will take time to notice a difference (anywhere up to 12 weeks). Sharkar lists out numerous seriously good benefits you should start to notice including a brighter complexion and youthful glow, firmer skin with more elasticity (or “bounce”) as well as generally more hydrated skin. It also helps to reduce facial pores, blemishes and wrinkles.
“Silica gives you a glow because it is a strong carrier of oxygen, and it increases the transport of both nutrients and oxygen to the skin,” she explains. “It helps red blood cells to carry 20% more oxygen, and because of that, the skin stays more hydrated as well. Look for your skin to start glowing, and your acne, eczema or psoriasis to start disappearing. These would be sure signs that it’s working.”
However, Silicia is more than just a beauty solution. Supplementing with Silica also helps to support:
- Healthy cartilage
- Joint function
- Strong bones
- Teeth and gums
- Gastrointestinal tissues
When shopping for a silica supplement, you want to make sure it doesn’t contain any unnecessary or unhealthy additives. We recommend our go to, an all natural liquid formula from Eidon Ionic Minerals. You can take it orally and use it topically to treat blemishes or irritated skin.
To educate people about the benefits of silica for health inside-out and outside-in, we are giving the first 100 attendees and VIPs at the next DIY Makeup Party Hollywood a bottle from Eidon Ionic Minerals to sample! Haven’t gotten your ticket yet? RSVP now.