By: Patricia Danflous
Did you know that eating certain foods can help procure a more beautiful appearance?
Silica is one of the most widely known beauty minerals. Silica is found in the skin’s tissue. Older individuals typically have less silica in their tissues; this is because this mineral actually decreases as we age. It is a vital mineral for cell metabolism and formation. It increases skin elasticity and firmness, resulting in younger looking skin. Silica is also important for the structure and function of connective tissue and the maintenance of smooth skin, strong hair and nails. The body loses silica naturally through urination, hair loss and nail trimming, making it necessary to restore silica on a regular basis. Silica is found in large amounts in the earth’s crust, bamboo and in crystals, but the most commonly known edible source can be found in cucumbers.
Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant found in certain fruits like tomatoes. Antioxidant compounds support skin texture by reducing free radical damage that could potentially harm the skin. Lycopene creates strong cell connections that help block ultraviolet rays, reducing skin redness. This potent mineral also improves cell communication, causing cells to operate efficiently; this allows skin cells to repair and regenerate at a faster more proficient level. With all of this dynamic repair work taking place beneath the surface, your skin is certain to appear younger and healthier with fewer wrinkles.