If you keep up with the latest beauty trends, you’ve probably already heard of MSM. We’ve done a blog about it in the past but here we’d like to go over how it can help against wrinkles. You might have heard rumors saying that this compound is a miracle cure for those who want to delay aging or simply make themselves look more beautiful. But do all these rumors have some substance behind them, or are they simply just talk?
Well, the good news is that MSM (which stands for methyl-sulfonyl-methane) really can live up to expectations, and do wonders for your hair, skin, and nails. Specifically, it can help delay the onset of wrinkles or even minimize their appearance if you already have them. But how does MSM do this?
MSM Against Wrinkles
As you probably already know, collagen is important in keeping your skin smooth and younger-looking. When you don’t have enough collagen, your skin becomes drier and less supple and eventually develops fine lines and wrinkles. Fortunately, MSM can help slow this process from happening by helping increase your body’s collagen production and slowing the signs of aging from showing up on your face.
MSM doesn’t just stop at collagen, though, because it also works on other substances in the body. For one thing, it provides your body with high amounts an amino acid called cystine, which helps form a protein called keratin. Keratin, in turn, keeps your skin flexible and helps maintain the water-resistance of your skin surface. MSM also helps in the production of thiamine (aka Vitamin B1), which helps keep your skin healthy.
It’s important to note that MSM doesn’t just stop at wrinkles. Since it has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, it can help you manage acne, eczema, and other inflammatory skin conditions.
How to Use MSM
MSM is available in cream form, which you can then apply to your face and body. It’s also available as a capsule, which is great since it will not only help you maintain great skin but also assist you in improving the health of your joints and other connective tissues as well as aid in removing toxins from your body. You can even buy MSM in powder form, which you can then mix with water or juice to make a drink.
No matter what form of MSM you are considering using, you will need to take it with some Vitamin C, which increases the absorption rate of MSM in your body.
Support System for MSM
Now that you know the benefits of MSM for wrinkles, you’ll most likely want to take it or apply it on your skin ASAP. But don’t just stop there! Remember that good skin isn’t achieved by just taking a single product but by using a holistic approach.
You can start by improving your diet and eating more fruits, vegetables, and other nutritious foods. You also need to drink plenty of water, exercise on a regular basis, and get plenty of rest and sleep.
Don’t forget to cleanse your skin before going to bed. The best way to do this is to use the Lotus by Dr. K Facial Cleansing brush, a more affordable Clarisonic that has 120,000 bristles that vibrate at 10,000 revolutions per minute. The brush can effectively remove dirt, oil, bacteria, and makeup from your skin, unclogging your pores and keeping your face clean and beautiful.