The Beauty Mineral: 6 Benefits of Silica for Your Skin
When it comes to skin and skincare, we don’t often think of helping improve it from the inside out. We’re taught and impressed upon from a young age that buying topical beauty products is the only way. Companies stake all these great claims, but sadly, many of them do more harm than help.
The promise of serums, exfoliators, toners, retinol, and more, is alluring. And while we’re not saying they can’t work; many are often overcomplicated and not all are created equal. In this post, we’ll break down what makes up your skin, what Silica is, and the 6 biggest benefits it gives your skin.
Ready to get less complicated and focus on one single beauty mineral? Let’s go.
What You Need to Know About Your Skin
Your skin is made up of three layers; the epidermis, the dermis, and the hypodermis. Within the epidermis, you’ll find dead skin cells glued together with fatty acids. Below this, you’ll find collagen, connective tissue, hair follicles, elastin, etc. Last, the innermost layer is comprised of connective tissue and fat.
Your skin is the largest multifunctional organ in the body and acts as a protective barrier against harmful substances. And yet, somehow, society tries to convince us the only way to nourish it is to penetrate this protective barrier from the outside with chemicals.
Cue Silica, the secret beauty mineral that nourishes your skin from the inside out that no one talks about.
What Is Silica?
Also known as Silicea, Silica is an element found within the body; it’s also one of Dr. Schuessler’s 12 Cell Salts. It is a combination of silicone and oxygen, which many of you may recognize as quartz. Silica is naturally found in the body; it is the most abundant trace mineral after zinc and iron.
Associated with the zodiac sign Sagittarius, it helps provide strength and structure in the body, even more so to those born under this sign. You can learn about the clarity connection they share in our blog post Sagittarius and the Cell Salt Silcea.
You may not realize that we are born with a healthy dose of silica in our bodies. But like most elements and minerals in the body, as we age, these levels become depleted. You can replenish your stores through the food that you eat, focusing on whole grains, leafy greens, and lentils.
You can also reach for—or even better—add our cell salt Silicea spray to your daily routine, but more on that later. Let’s first address the 6 benefits Silica or Silicea gives your skin.
6 Benefits of Silica for Your Skin
Silica offers a holistic approach to your skincare. It is known for its ability to improve the look of skin and help keep it youthful and healthy. This is done through the following.
1. It Creates Bonds Between Protein Molecules
Why is this important? Because when bonds between protein molecules are created, they retain water. Water is a necessary component of cell repair and renewal. In doing so, skin appears healthy, vibrant, and youthful.
2. It Helps Rebuild Collagen
Silicea is essential for helping to strengthen connective tissues. It acts like a glue helping to keep it flexible while also giving it strength. It also activates the necessary enzymes needed for your collagen network to function. This network covers everything from your cartilage and bones to your hair, skin, and nails.
Collagen also makes up 30% of the protein found in the human body, including your connective tissue, and that which is found within your skin. In turn, it strengthens the resilience of your skin, helps give it elasticity – critical for fighting wrinkles – and helps keep your skin hydrated.
3. It Works as An Anti-Inflammatory
Those who suffer from skin conditions such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis may benefit from the anti-inflammatory properties that Silica provides. Keeping levels of inflammation low can also help fight the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles, leaving a smoother overall appearance.
Studies show that Silica can suppress the production of inflammatory cytokines. While cytokines are healthy when stimulating your immune system, too much can be harmful. Silica helps balance these levels keeping them at bay for when they are truly needed, such as when you’re sick.
4. It Helps Eliminate Waste and Get Clearer Skin
Silicea acts as the cleaner of foreign objects in the body. Cells that have become congested, and waste matter that has become backed up, will be eliminated with the help of this powerful cell salt. This assists in eliminating pus, an unfortunate partner of pimples, and contributes to clearer skin.
5. It Helps to Brighten Skin’s Appearance
Who isn’t searching for that brighter complexion? With its knack for cleansing the skin, Silicea excels at removing dead skin cells. Supporting the natural repair cycle of your skin will help ensure a more radiant and vibrant appearance. It will also go a long way to diminishing the look of age spots.
6. It Helps Oxygenate the Skin
Oxygen is essential to all parts of the body. This cell salt, along with others such as Cell Salt Kali Sulph, helps get it to where it needs to be. Silica, specifically, helps red blood cells carry 20 percent more oxygen. More oxygen helps with increased hydration, and overall, can help give your skin a glowing appearance.
Essential Tips About Silica
It can take anywhere up to 12 weeks to notice the difference Silica can make with your skin. We suggest adding it daily for general maintenance, and increasing dosage during skin flareups, such as during a woman’s monthly cycle.
You may also choose to increase your dosage if you’ve eaten foods that you know cause your skin to react, such as dairy. If you are experiencing an eczema outbreak or notice your skin is excessively dry, it may also help to increase your dosage.
Our Favorite Products and Kits for Your Skin
Using one of our sprays is easy, convenient, and one of the best ways you can nourish your skin’s health with this beauty mineral. All of our sprays are sugar, lactose, and gluten free. They are vegan, the bottles are recyclable and come to you in eco-friendly packaging.
Cell Salt Silicea Spray
As we mentioned above, 12 mineral salts reside within our cells and are essential to our overall health. Very often, our bodies can develop an imbalance of cell salts; this imbalance shows up as a sickness or dis-ease in the body, and this can wreak havoc on our health.
Our sprays include the perfect-sized amount of each cell salt, in this case, Silica. This microdose allows for the cell salt to penetrate our bodies at the cellular level, allowing for it to be both quickly assimilated and deployed to fix an imbalance in your body.
Our Silicea Cell Salt Spray aids in collagen production, ever important as we age, connective tissue support, and is a revitalizer of skin, hair, nails, teeth, and more. It is found in plants as the firming substance of plant cell walls, so imagine the good it can do for your skin.
Skin Nourishing Cell Salts Kit
This cell salts kit includes Silicea and three more skin nourishing cell salts to create one amazing combo, helping to make your skin more elastic, oxygenated, hydrated, and strong.
Skin Nourishing Cell Salts Kit
- Cell Salt Calcarea Flourica to help improve your skin’s elasticity. As we age, our skin isn’t as tight as it once was. Wrinkles and fine lines start to make their appearance and sagging skin shows itself with bags under our eyes and chin.
As part of the kit, it helps tackle these bothersome skin issues, plus it can be used to help lessen the appearance of stretch marks and scars.
- Cell Salt Kali Sulphuricum helps distribute natural oils throughout the body, plus enables cellular oxygenation. If you suffer from scaly or dry skin, psoriasis, eczema, or uneven skin tone, you want to have this as part of your skincare routine.
- Cell Salt Natrum Muriaticum is all about cellular hydration. For those who find their skin can be shiny in the summer and dry in the winter, having Nat Mur in your corner helps keep its moisture balance. Nat Mur is also your go-to for minimizing pores naturally.
- Cell Salt Silicea to help fortify your skin and enhance all the above.
Skin Revitalizer Kit
In this kit, you’ll find the same cell salts as the Skin Nourishing Kit above but with the added benefit of Acai Super Berry Liquid Extract.
Our skin is under constant bombardment from environmental stressors including air pollution, UV radiation, and physical and mental stress from day-to-day activities.
Adding Acai Super Berry gives your skin and cells the added benefit of phytonutrient protection.
Phytonutrients are antioxidants produced by plants. Acai berries contain a substantial amount of ellagic acid, one of the most important phytonutrients for skin health, collagen production, and wrinkle resistance. They help prevent various diseases, plus they help protect your skin from damage. A win-win if you ask us.
Remember, the beauty industry makes billions of dollars trying to get you to focus on treating your skin from the outside in. And while yes, some products are unique and helpful, we’re of the mind that so much of how we look and feel comes from what we put into our bodies.
The problem is, that so many of these great natural ingredients in beauty products get laced with chemicals and dyes that really have no business going into your body. Silicea is found in nature, found naturally in our bodies, and our sprays aren’t sugar-coated with additives.
There you have it, six amazing benefits of Silica for your skin. Now you’re in on the secret, spread the word.
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The content and product descriptions in this article are grounded in traditional homeopathic and natural wellness practices. They have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.