Skin Science Sunday: Why the mineral selenium is great for the skin

selenium skin benefits

What is so great about selenium? 

Selenium is a mineral found in soil, but we can also find it in water & some foods.

1. Selenium is a mineral that helps fight inflammation. Increased inflammation is a huge negative for anyones skin & health, so anything that will fight this gets two thumbs up!

2.  This mineral is rich in antioxidants. In return, this helps lower free radical damage & fight the signs of aging. Great for keeping a youthful complexion!

3.  It helps assist in skin elasticity, keeping your skin firm & plump!

4.  Reduces redness, irritation, & can help with reduce the inflammation of acne. 

People do not need a large amount of selenium to benefit, & should not exceed the recommended dietary allowance.

Where to find selenium? 

  • Tuna
  • Salmon
  • Mushrooms
  • Chicken
  • Eggs
  • Chia Seeds
  • Pineapple