Have you noticed that when you’re stressed, acne almost always tends to make an appearance? This is not coincidental. Under a flight or fight situation, your body releases hormones known as adrenaline and cortisol that cause us to take action in the presence of danger. Unfortunately, the type of stress we deal with on a day to day basis these days is not temporary. Work, kids, late nights, gym, all sorts of things lead to stress unless we learn to manage them. This is also the start of our long term battle against acne. This state of chronic stress leads to a build of cortisol, causing the skin to get clogged with a build-up of excreted oil also known as sebum.
Magnesium is also necessary for the enzymes that manage DNA repair and replication. Without the mineral, the skin would also be subject to a variety of harmful free radical damage and inflammation that would ultimately lead to wrinkling and skin damage.