Monday, January 13, 2014

Why I love MSM

If you aren't familiar with MSM powder (Methylsufonylmethane), then let me introduce you!!
MSM is an organic sulfur compound that is found in many of the healthiest and nutritionally synergistic foods that we eat. It's in broccoli, cabbage and brussel sprouts.

The supplement form of MSM is a white odorless powder and is most well known for its use as a natural arthritis remedy since it helps to soften the joint tissue and restore flexibility. This is one of the primary reasons MSM is so effective as a topical skincare ingredient, among other properties it possess. As a supplement it is water soluble, so it will not build to toxic levels as your body just uses what is needed and flushes out the rest. People love the improvement they see in their skin when taking this supplement internally. This is no surprise because our skin cells are also "soft tissue" cells that need to retain their pliability and flexibility, and MSM helps the cells do just that both topically and internally.

When taken internally it has been reported to reduce hyperpigmentation issues such as melasma, pink or faded-red acne scars, age spots and sun damage. But you can also apply it topically like a face mask and increase the healing process. It has a brightening and luminizing effect on the skin when applied topically, and over time may help reduce uneven skin tone and help correct dark pigmentation.

When applied topically it goes down several skin layers and provides a deeply hydrating smoothing effect that last for long periods of time. Because of this it is one of the best ingredients. (applied topically or taken internally) to look for if you have chronically dry or mature skin that has lost a lot of its elasticity.

The sulfur compound also has an anti-inflammatory and skin repairing effect, which is great for inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis. It is also used to smooth and soften acne scars.

 I use the Bluebonnet brand which can be purchased on Amazon. It is by far the best brand that I have come across. I mix a 1/2 teaspoon in water everyday. If I feel that my skin needs an extra boost I can make a paste and apply to my face just the same way I would do for a face mask. This is just one of several supplements that I take on a daily basis for my hair, skin and nails. Give it a try, it is very reasonably priced and has wonderful results.

Add this to your Real Raw Beauty daily skin care and you won't be disappointed.

Until next time,

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