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Add Magnesium Lotion To Your Skincare Routine For Better Sleep
Magnesium plays a key role in many bodily functions. It can help reduce inflammation in the skin and can even impact sleep, as it plays a role in relaxing the nervous system.
While oral magnesium supplements can have negative side effects, magnesium lotion provides a healthy way to address deficiencies while still reaping all the benefits.
Unlike oral supplements, topical magnesium enters directly into the bloodstream without going through the stomach and liver, enhancing its absorption.
Applying magnesium to your skin via lotion can reduce dryness and irritation. It can also help regulate hormonal imbalances and help eradicate any hormonal acne.
Since magnesium deficiencies are linked to stress and anxiety, they can also disrupt your sleep. Magnesium lotion can help by relieving muscle tension caused by stress.
Sleep doctor Temitayo Oyegbile-Chidi says, "when you're very anxious and stressed about things ... you're more likely to wake up because of all that muscle tension."
Massaging the lotion into your skin before bed can also serve as a mindful activity that may improve your skin’s circulation and encourage relaxation.