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  1. Can Topical Zinc Improve Acne?

    Zinc is an essential micronutrient in our bodies. The human body contains around 2-3 g of zinc, which equates to about half of a teaspoon, most of which is found in muscle and bone. However, zinc is important for all parts of the body, including the skin. In the skin, zinc deficiency may lead to the development of acne as well as some other skin disorders. This has led scientists to wonder whether topical zinc might...
  2. The ZIIT Method (Acne Spot Treatment)

    This is a method you can use if you want to do everything you possibly can to prevent a zit from forming. It is important that you catch the pimple early, in its initial stages. Once a pimple is full-blown, this method may help it heal a bit faster, but there will not be much you can do at that point. Zinc Zinc helps heal wounds, and acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.1-2 It has been...
  3. What Are the Best Foods for People with Acne?

    The dermatological community still does not know whether diet impacts acne. However, some initial studies have shown that certain foods might possibly be better for acne than others. These foods include: Low-glycemic foods High-antioxidant foods Foods high in zinc Foods rich in omega-3 fats Low Glycemic Foods The glycemic load is a measurement scientists use to determine whether a food will cause an increase in the amount of sugar in your blood. High-glycemic load foods cause a lot of sugar in...
  4. Zinc and Acne Overview

    Zinc is found throughout the human body where it provides essential support to the immune system, central nervous system, skeletal system, digestive system, and reproductive system. When it comes to the skin, and particularly acne, zinc may help reduce acne by: Suppressing inflammation: This is important since acne is an inflammatory disease. Reducing bacteria: This is important since acne bacteria (C. acnes) can lead to the redness and soreness found in pimples. Balancing hormone levels: Androgens are male...
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