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Hate having dull skin? Increase your body's calcium intake

by timetospa July 2, 2012
Hate having dull skin? Increase your body's calcium intake

Has your complexion lost its luster and now appears dull or wan? The problem may be that your body is lacking calcium. While vitamins A and C can enrich your skin, calcium can be vital to the function of your skin's top layer, or epidermis, because it can help stimulate cell renewal. 

Your epidermis works to protect against infection and traps in the necessary moisture that you need to maintain lustrously soft flesh. Keratinocytes, which contain proteins, enzymes and lipids, are the primary cells of your epidermis and are a key part of the maintenance of this important barrier against environmental stressors. They are also regulated by calcium.

According to Livestrong.com, it is in this way that calcium plays a large role in the process of cell renewal. By regulating the production of keratinocytes and acting as a messenger, informing your body if new cells need to be made, calcium helps ensure that skin maintains a healthy glow. Dead skin cells, which are the main culprit behind dull skin, accumulate on skin's surface if cell renewal begins to slow down, which can occur if your body lacks in calcium. 

To replenish the calcium in your body, you can increase the amount of calcium you take in daily. According to Shape Magazine, women need to consume about 1000 mg per day while women over the age of 50 should consume 1200 mg per day of calcium in order to maintain healthy bodies. Milk and other dairy products can be an excellent way to incorporate more calcium into your daily diet.

While calcium is important, it isn't the only way you can improve the look of dull skin. With a skin care product like Elemis Rosepetal Cleanser, you can nourish and renew skin laden with impurities and other elements that can take away from your complexion's natural allure. Featuring a rich blend of rosepetal and lethicin extracts, this non-foaming milk cleanser will penetrate deeply into pores and leave your skin looking supple. 

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