How Does MSM Help in Skin Care?
Sulphur is also known as the beauty mineral so sulfur used in skin care is an excellent way to ensure beautiful skin forever (Nakauchi, 2013)
For many years, over 30 odd years in fact, an organic form of Sulfur (also spelled Sulphur) has provided relief from pain conditions as well as skin
problems in a very gentle manner (Mindell, 1997).
People who suffer from psoriasis, eczema, rosacea and acne will benefit greatly by using creams and gels which contain substantial quantities of MSM (Ley, 1998).
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is an Organic form of Sulfur which is readily available to the body (Tenny, 1998). The molecule is tiny and enters the
skin easily (Nakauchi, 2013). MSM as a source of Organic Sulfur is different to the various forms of elemental sulfur including volcanic and colloidal
Sulfur is present in every cell of the body and in all living forms of life (Ley, 1998). Skin certainly benefits from Sulfur, delivered as MSM, and
its excellent anti-aging qualities. Folk who suffer from skin problems such as Acne, pimples, psoriasis, eczema and Rosacea also see fast improvement
in their conditions (Tenney, 1998).
MSM can be taken orally and applied to the skin in the form of creams and gels. By using both methods the best results will be achieved (Mindell, 1997).
When MSM is used in Cosmetic creams and gels, the skin softens, becomes smoother and the appearance of the complexion is improved significantly. MSM
(Organic Sulfur) makes skin cell walls more permeable and this allows nutrients to enter and toxins to exit (Mindell, 1997). In turn new skin cells
are healthier and reproduce more healthy cells, thus improving the condition of the skin and the appearance of lines and wrinkles is greatly reduced
When MSM is taken orally on a daily basis, the skin on the whole body is softer (Tenney, 1998). This is a great example of feeding the skin from the
inside out. MSM is very safe, in fact it compares with water on the official LD-50 testing guide (Mindell, 1997). MSM has no relationship to sulphates,
sulphites or the drug Sulfur (Ley, 1998). It is classed as a nutritional or food supplement.
When using MSM orally or in skin care scar tissue is greatly improved (Ley, 1998). MSM helps prevent the cross linking of collagen the major cause
of scarring (Mindell, 1997). Visible scar tissue forms when cross linking occurs (Mindell, 1997). Even old scars can be helped by applying MSM
creams and gels.
When MSM is included in ingredient listings of creams and gels it does not mean the results will be equal to specialty MSM creams.
The base product is very important. Natural products using ingredients that work in synergy make far more impact on the skin (Mindell, 1997). Facial
skin needs to be well hydrated with moisture (water) and oil for skin to maintain the best possible condition (Ley, 1998). The amount of sulphur
or MSM used has an influence on various skin issues whether they are anti-aging or skin conditions and problems (Mindell, 1997).
MSM creams and gels work very well on all skin types. Your skin will look softer, younger and more glowing for far longer by using MSM sulfur face
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