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Zinc seems to clear up virtually all acne for some people. I was wondering if anyone has tried Zinc. Also, how old were you when you tried it, exactly what product did you use and did it help? I've got a theory that it might help for hormonal acne, but not for acne caused by problems in metabolism.

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Guest missyjean130

internally I didn't see much of a difference...but when I put it directly on my skin there was a huge difference in inflammation.

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All acne is hormonal except for in the case of pores clogged by something topical.

What do you mean by problems in metabolism?

Anyway, zinc along with other supplements made my skin a lot less oily.

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Age 20, tried it for 2-3 months (I think) and still going, Now Opti-Zinc, 100mg-150mg

I can't tell if it helped or not. I think it did. I am slowing tapering down just because I do not want to be on that high of a dose for a really long time. I will probably stick to 90mg or less.

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Apparently you shouldn't take more than 50 mg of zinc a day. It messes with the copper in your body and could lead to death.

I too wonder about the zinc remedy. I tried taking zinc tablets but kept forgetting to eat with food. Let me know how it goes and vice verse.

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All acne is hormonal except for in the case of pores clogged by something topical.

What do you mean by problems in metabolism?

I read somewhere that, for some people, the intake of excess fats shows itself in the form of acne, whereas the excess fats get stored in other places of the body for 'regular' people. Don't know if it's true or not.

Hmm, just took my first tablet of OptiZinc. My acne is coming back badly after having quit ROA in feb/march; hope Zinc's gonna help. Thanks for all the replies so far - I'm trying to find out if Zinc has actually gotten anyone clear.

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I took zinc to reduce oil production unfortunately i never seen a considerable difference, i hope others have more success witrh it than i did.

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