The post-float glow isn’t a myth! It’s Magnesium!
Many people notice that their skin is suddenly glowing after getting out of a float tank. While it’s easy to assume that this refreshed look is owed to the rejuvenating mental benefits of floating and sensory deprivation, a simple mineral may be responsible for sudden radiant skin!
Floating Increases Magnesium Absorption: Here’s What That Means for Skin and Body
The “glow factor” is an added benefit of floating REST (Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy) that people who already love floating for its cognitive and mood benefits might find interesting. Why does it happen? It has to do with the way floating can improve magnesium absorption in the first layer of the skin. This enhanced absorption comes in addition to the topical benefits of floating in a tank with more than 1200 pounds of Epsom salt.
Why Is Mg Important for Skin?
Magnesium is a natural exfoliating agent that helps to remove dead skin cells, clean pores, and draw out impurities and toxins. It also helps to keep skin looking smooth and firm by maintaining fatty acids needed to fight off dryness and inflammation. It’s even great for long-term skin health and beauty. First, magnesium helps to regulate biochemical reactions that reduce damaging free radicals that prematurely age skin.
This essential mineral may also work for our skin in a special way in relation to floating tanks that helps to prevent cellulite. The weightless experience of a floating tank improves circulation and blood flow by allowing blood vessels to completely dilate. This allows for lymphatic drainage that can actually help to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Topically, magnesium in the water helps to smooth bumpy skin that can enhance the appearance of cellulite.
Of course, magnesium is far from a vanity mineral. Magnesium is a nutrient that plays key roles in multiple systems throughout the body. In addition to regulating muscle and nerve function, blood sugar, and blood pressure, it also assists in the formation of protein, bone, and DNA.
What Other Benefits Does Increased Magnesium Absorption During Floating Offer?
The mineral boost that someone gets from floating can vary based on personal health. For instance, someone with gut or digestive issues that cause them to absorb magnesium inefficiently may see a bigger benefit from skin absorption than someone with good mg levels. In addition to helping to nourish skin, magnesium absorption through floating can also help to:
● Soothe and relax muscles.
● Reduce histamines that cause blotchiness and redness.
● Increase relaxation.
● Balance the body’s mineral levels.
What does this news about floating mean for the average person?
While floating isn’t yet considered a treatment for low magnesium, the high magnesium concentration present in a tank can help to increase subdermal absorption through the pores. This is both a cleansing and nourishing experience that could help to balance one of the body’s most essential minerals.