Our skin is not only our first line of defense from many diseases, it is also our calling card to our beauty and health. Our skin can tell a lot about how we feel on the inside, so it’s no wonder that there’s thriving a multi-billion dollar industry for Black skin care.
But if we take a look back to ancient times, many used precious metals on their bodies to create a beautiful, soft, young-looking skin. In this day and age, here are three metals we can look for (in the skin care’s ingredients list) to also help our skin.
At the dawn of the copper age, (5500 to 3000 B.C.), ancients had a love affair with this lustrous metal. Copper, an excellent conductor of heat, was thought to stimulate a warm flow of healing energy.
Used throughout, Egypt, Greece, Rome and Asia, ancients created copper crowns, ceremonial vessels, bejeweled tools and ornate décor.
As one of the oldest metals used and cherished by humans, many referred to copper as the metal of healing and the metal of love.
Copper—this precious metal essential for maintaining the chemical balance within our cells, enters our bodies with food and water. The richest sources of copper are red wine, chocolate, cocoa, legumes, nuts (especially Brazilian nuts), seaweed, oysters and other shellfish, fish, liver and organ meats, well water in certain regions (depending on copper content in soil) or soft, acidic water that has passed through copper pipes.
At the same time, some dietary and lifestyle factors can prevent our organism from obtaining enough copper either by increasing its excretion or by lowering its absorption. Some of those factors can also exacerbate symptoms of copper deficiency. Sadly, all of these factors are present in the typical American diet.
Most of the body’s copper binds into protein where it plays an important role in biological activities such as antioxidant effects, energy generation and tissue regeneration. In fact, over a dozen enzymes in the human body require copper. Our brain contains more copper than any other organ, except the liver where copper stores are tapped as needed. This fact reminds us that copper also plays an important role in brain function as well.
The use of gold in skin care products for various skin treatments was very well known and used by Japanese, Romans, and Egyptians since early times.
To have a clear skin, free from wrinkles & spots is every woman’s ultimate desire. Gold can activate the basal cells of the skin, which increases the elasticity of the skin. It thus reduces wrinkles, fine lines, blemishes, and marks on the skin, and will make you look younger.
The ions present in gold help in stimulating the cells, nerves, and veins in your body. This leads to improved blood circulation. This will increase the metabolism of skin cells and secretion of the waste. Gold can help to stimulate the cells and have a healthy skin.