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zinc cause acne?

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iknow zinc is good for skin health and fight acne..but im having different experience

looks like whenever i take a zin supplement iget acne blemish on forehead and scalp

painful ones..

does anyone have similar bizzare exprerience..

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when i first got acne, tha zinc almost cleared it all up.. and then i dunno, it jus came back. now it doesn't really do anything for me, but i still take it.

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iknow anyone whom ihve asked says zinc helps iwth acne

but i think its opposite for me..still cant find wat exactly is trigguring my acne

im sure its some food related

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A zinc deficiency leads to low testosterone. Zinc supplementation in those with deficiencies will boost testosterone to normal levels, causing an increase in acne. Excessive supplementation WON'T boost T levels above normal, and so should have a beneficial effect on acne. Whether this is enough to counter the increase in testosterone is a matter of individual variance.

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I had the same experience.

I never had a pimple the other month. And I heard that zinc clears up red spots or old acne scars.

Thats why I started it last Tuesday. And I admit that I have never been having as many pimples as i have had this week.

I mean Lots of them.

Today Is wednesday and I wont take the pill anymore.

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The trick is to eat foods rich in zinc! Eating the foods that are rich in zinc helps you better absorb the nutrient. Not only that but it's TASTIER. And you can mix it with other foods high in MORE beneficial nutrients and vitamins. Here goes a little list of foods with zinc:

Oysters

Pine Nuts

Wheat Bran

Pecans

Cashews

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Honestly what I would do is start eating a high quality wheat bran cereal with almond milk in the morning. And roasting pumpkin seeds yourself with some extra virgin olive oil as a snack throughout the day (I'm sure this would be more feesable when the pumpkins are in season).


Morning:

Fish Oil 1200 mg

Vitamin B-Complex

Neutrogena Acne Prone Facial Bar

Dan's BP 2.5%

Night:

Fish Oil 1200 mg

Neutrogena Acne Prone Facial Bar

Dan's BP 2.5%

1 Hour of Cardio

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The thing that saved me from acne was Dan's BP solution and a healthy lifestyle of tons of cardio and a well balanced diet with tons of healthy things like aloe vera juice, green tea, and limited dairy intake.


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I found the same thing. But once I changed my diet, the zinc helped amazingly again.

It's important to have! I no longer get sick in the winter, and I used to be sick twice a month. I would miss weeks of school! Just make sure you take one with copper, and like I said, dont rely on it but change your diet too.


What's working for me:

Status: 98% clear

Diet:

-Avoiding gluten. Small portions of rice, sweet potatoes, potatoes and quinua for carbs.

-No milk, but I do enjoy small quanities of other full fat dairy

-Lots of fruits, veggies, water, eggs, fish, chicken, turkey, and occasionally red meat

-Green smoothies a few times a week

-Green tea everyday

Supplement:

-1000 IU D3 on non-sunny days. Will up it to 4000 again come fall.

-Zinc, 50 mg twice a week

-Omega 3, 3 times per day

Routine:

Evening- remove makeup with a few drops of jojoba oil, clean with hemp oil soap, moisturize with a bit more jojoba oil.

-Sleeping for a minimum of 8 hours a night, in darkness

-Walking the dog everyday and yoga once a week

Eating as healthy and organically as possible, applying only natural products to body, stressing less, exercising more, getting sunshine, camping, laughing lots.

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Link to my log, complete with progress photos!: CLICK!


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I heard about zinc helping slow down the production of acne so i used a liquid solution u apply to your face called zinc pyrithione. Now keep in mind I had 4 hormonal ones and I wanted to clear them up for a party so I used this every day for a week before. Well every day I started getting more and more until now it has been 2 weeks and I must have 70 swollen red painful pimples all over my chest. For awhile I did not know what it was but I am pretty sure the only thing it can be is the zinc. Is it possible for it to have reverse effects on some individuals? has anyone ever heard of this?

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