Why Magnesium Is The Mineral You Didn't Know You Needed In Your Life
Posted by Samantha Lawson
You can't avoid stress. After all, it’s part of life, and some experts say that some short-lived stress can prime the brain for improved performance. But too much, consistent stress can creep up on you, and other times it hits you in the face out of nowhere.
Everything feels a little chaotic every now and then, and that’s especially true right now. Hopefully, you can take some comfort in the fact that we’re all human and we all have to deal with it, like one big team (that's sort of comforting, right?).
So what can I do about it?
The best thing to do is find a way to manage your stress. We believe we've cracked the code on how you can START doing that (seriously).
One good place to start is with the magical, wonderful mineral called magnesium. It can make all the difference in your day-to-day, and it's an absolute must when it comes to combating those rising levels of cortisol (the peskiest stress hormone).
How stress can affect your skin
Inflammation, puffiness and acne are just some of the ways that stress can make an unwelcome appearance on your skin. If you experience rosacea or eczema, extra tension in your life can aggravate the affected areas even more.
How can magnesium body butter help me?
Magnesium is one of the seven essential macrominerals that your body needs. It plays a critical role in energy production, and it can help your body control its stress-response system.
Luckily, it's not hard to find some trusty skincare products (like our Great Day Magnesium Body Butter) that are jam-packed with this do-it-all mineral you've been hearing so much about. Some of the greatest things about magnesium body butter are that it’s quickly absorbed, it can help you de-stress, AND it nourishes and softens your skin. Need we say more? (we actually do have a few more things we need to say).
Your body feels it when you're feeling stressed
When you’re stressed, the first place it can show up is in your body. And when your body’s stressed, your muscles can get all moody and tense-up. Chronic stress can leave your muscles in a never-ending state of being on guard, and it can be pretty exhausting (after all, they work hard to keep you moving all day).
Not only do your muscles suffer, but the rest of your body can too. Your cardiovascular system (made up of your heart and blood vessels) is subject to working overtime when you're stressed. Essentially, aside from your heart pumping harder, your dilated blood vessels increase the amount of blood that goes to certain parts of your body, increasing blood pressure.
Don’t worry. Magnesium Body Butter is here to save the day
We're here to help ease your mind and wash your worries away, one step at a time. Stress-relieving therapies (like nourishing your body with magnesium) have been shown to effectively minimise the effects of nervous tension.
That's why the Complete Bliss Magnesium Body Butter is a staple in our Scent To Calm & Relax Range. Not only is it full of the wonder mineral we've been talking about so much, but it's also got shea butter, aloe vera, grapeseed oil, and more: some of the best natural ingredients to help heal and soothe your skin and combat inflammation.