Silica (silicon dioxide) is a natural compound found in both the Earth’s crust and the human body. Silica is composed of silicon and oxygen, and it can take different forms and have various uses. In the body it serves many purposes, such as maintaining healthy connective tissue production. As a result, bones, hair and skin benefit greatly from this compound. In fact, beauticians use it in spas, and you can also use it at home as part of your daily routine.
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Let’s take a closer look to what silica is and how it can benefit to your hair, nails, and skin.
Strengthening your body’s connective tissue
Silica plays an important role in rebuilding collagen. It acts as collagen glue, giving strength and resilience to your connective tissue.
Maintains hair, skin, and teeth healthy
Silica has a glue-like function which comes in handy to help keep hair, nails, and teeth strong and healthy.
Has anti-inflammatory effects
Naturally, the mineral acts as an anti-inflammatory agent that can help reduce inflammation and relieve some conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
Silica also plays a vital role in the body by maintaining the normal balance of magnesium and calcium. Therefore, it keeps your body’s hormones under control.
With the continued use of silica, you’ll notice a big difference in how your skin appears. You will notice a brighter complexion, a natural glow, and firmer skin.
Skin oxygenation and hydration
Silica gives you a natural glow because it has high levels of oxygen. Therefore, it increases the transport of nutrients and oxygen to your skin, leaving it oxygenated and hydrated.
Counteracts the ageing process
Silica will help slow down or remove the visible signs of ageing, such as wrinkles and fine lines. It does this by promoting collagen production, which reverses the effects of ageing by boosting your skin’s elasticity.
Promotes the production of keratin
Keratin is a building block of hair, and it’s needed to grow strong and healthy. Silica promotes the transport of nutrients to your hair and nails. It feeds your hair roots and nail beds with essential nutrients that promote growth.
On top of all of these benefits for the skin, hair, and nails benefits, silica has other benefits, such as boosting your immune system and preventing osteoporosis.
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