Summer is just around the corner, and with it come the pain in the muscles and joints as a result of the increased physical activity. Other problems such as dry skin, increased sweating and excessive exposure to the harmful UV-rays from the sun can also ruin your appearance and health.
There are 3 things you need to pay attention to in the summer – keep your skin hydrated, protect it from the sun and get some proper rest. Luckily, all of this can be done with the help of the homemade magnesium lotion we have for you today.
Magnesium is one of the most important minerals for our health – it is involved in more than 300 key processes in the body, which is why we should get it on a daily basis. However, most of us are magnesium deficient, which can have serious consequences on our health.
Here are the main health benefits of magnesium:
- Relieves inflammation;
- Regulates the energy levels;
- Improves the health of the bones;
- Boosts circulation;
- Reduces the risk of diabetes;
- Improves the vitamin D absorption from the sun;
- Accelerates the healing of wounds.
Besides getting the mineral through food, there’s a better way of absorbing it through the skin. This method will satisfy your daily magnesium needs (270-400 mg. for men and 280-300 mg. for women), and all you need is some magnesium chloride and water.
Dr. Norman Shelley recently conducted a research in which magnesium lotion was rubbed on the subjects’ skin. After a month, almost all of the participants had noticeable higher levels of magnesium in their bodies, which proves that the method is a better way of stocking up on magnesium. Here’s how to prepare the lotion:
- ½ a cup of magnesium chloride
- 3 tablespoons of boiling water
Mix the ingredients in a bowl until you get a paste, then rub it on your skin and leave it to work for a couple of minutes. This powerful paste will relieve the pain in your muscles and joints and improve the quality of your skin as well. The same paste can be used as a replacement for body lotions and creams if you add some coconut in it.
Try it yourself and you will be amazed by the results!