Zinc has been touted as an acne treatment for years. There is pretty good evidence that zinc helps acne.
Why zinc works for acne is still unclear but zinc may have the power to:
Help kill the acne-causing bacteria P. acnes
Reduce the redness and inflammation of acne lesions
Decrease skin oil production.
Ask your doctor before you experiment with high dose zinc supplements to treat your acne. Levels around 30mg seem safe according to the US government and effective according to medical studies.
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