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Zinc Blog 5/6 (WEEK 6/7)

WEEK 6/7 (I skipped a week):
- I finally overcame the majority of that awful hormonal breakout, for the most part && most importantly no spotting/bleeding issues (sorry tmi)
- now that I'm in week 7,  I can say that I am overall happy with how zinc has been helping me out with my skin
- the primary improvements are seen in the reduction of hormonal acne around my mouth area which is AMAZING because that's what bothered me the most
- I currently have a few minor cysts on the sides of my face (jawline/under chin) but nothing that seriously bothers me (shown in pics)
- I feel as though my hormones are maybe even a little more stabilized and I'm not as moody/grumpy (which isn't a whole lot to begin with but still)
- skin/hair seem more or less the same as far as oiliness goes, maybe the slightest reduction in it, but nothing to write home about
- I am going to continue this blog until I finish the bottle and then I feel as though I will be able to provide my final thoughts on zinc 30mg (specifically optzinc) and its effects on my acne
- as it stands right now, I think I want to continue taking it, even if it doesn't overall provide massive changes, it's enough to keep me on it!

**provided some pictures from tonight, but they are from my iphone so less quality..


**sometimes I wonder if this blog is even helping anyone out there, I see that it gets some views but this is way less interaction than when I posted my Accutane blog years ago.. *sigh* hopefully I'm helping someone make a decision on whether or not to try zinc

 

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Hi! I read your posts, so I just want to let you know that I find this so useful! Currently taking 50mg of zinc, I’m on day 16 and noticed that my skin is breaking out with cystic acne (just like what you wrote). I was so upset last night because so many people say their acne got better within a week or two with zinc and I feel like mine has changed but still getting cysts! Please keep posting! I’d love updates!

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I'm so glad that someone has been finding my zinc blog helpful! I literally hopped back on here and decided I should start posting more again (got busy with classes) because I hate when people stop posting things and I am dying to know their progress! Don't give up just yet! I feel like zinc is one of those supplements that if you take it, it may not help, but I really don't think it does harm. In my case, I do believe it messed with my birth control but that's a special case. Also keep in mind that you are taking a pretty high dose compared to me so I think that if it is clearing you up, it's working in overdrive! I will post tomorrow :) currently my skin is pretty good! Still taking it consistently.

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