Zinc is an amazing and effective treatment for acne that is caused by hormonal imbalance.
I have run the literal racket concerning various acne treatments ( proactiv, benzoyl peroxide, epiduo, minocycline, coconut oil, salicylic acid, carley's clean and clear, apple cider vinegar, etc, etc, ad nauseum ).
Here is the problem with all of the above; they attempt to treat the symptom of a bigger problem ( in most cases ).
Topicals don't work for many people because the problem isn't a superficial one, but rather an internal imbalance.
I stumbled upon Zinc when I began to realize that to treat my acne, I needed to find the root cause of the problem; and for me, all the signs pointed to a hormonal imbalance, poor diet ( high in sugar ), and a deficiency in Zinc.
Every sufferer of acne has some form of Zinc deficiency, some greater or lesser than others. An easy way to tell if you might be Zinc deficient is to check your nails for white spots; this is a hallmark sign that you could be running low on Zinc.
I have been on Zinc ( 30 mg a day ) for about two weeks now and the results are rather striking.
Gone are the deep, painful nodules. My chin acne has all but completely vanished, and my jawline and neck are improving all the same. Diet ( especially sugar ) has caused havoc with my skin, but with Zinc, even when I give in and have a sugary treat, I don't seem to break out at all, and if I do, it is a small, superficial bump; not a cyst.
I have noticed some people complain that they were taking the recommended dose but that they didn't see any results.
It is important to note that you have to take 30 mg of ELEMENTAL Zinc.
This can get tricky because Zinc Gluconate 50 mg, only contains 7 mg of actual, elemental Zinc.
In order to get the effective dosage you need to take 200 mg of Zinc Gluconate to get the 30 mg of elemental Zinc.
If you suffer from hormonal acne, or acne connected