Is Magnesium the Answer to Our Oily Skin Woes? Here Are the Facts

How often do you hear about the importance of magnesium in your body? Not enough. For some reason, this necessary nutrient is often overlooked, yet it's so essential to keeping our bodies healthy. "We like to think of magnesium as the body’s mineral powerhouse, as one of the most abundant minerals in the human body," explains Rebecca Killian, executive vice president of creative at skincare company SweatWellth. "It plays several important roles in the health of your body and brain. In other words, it is essential for life and your everyday beauty routine."

Now, let's talk magnesium for skin. "Magnesium is a skincare mineral miracle," says Killian. "In fact, it's considered 'the mineral of beauty' in traditional Chinese medicine. Magnesium helps restore and acts as a natural cellular protectant; facilitates safe and effective detoxification; provides relief from aches, pains, and spasms; and encourages healthy skin tissue growth."