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what is the beneficial effect of zinc oxide on acne?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
41 years experience Dermatology
Beneficial: If you use a broad spectrum sunscreen that contains both zinc oxide and 5% niacinamide (elta uv clear), the benefits will be favorable.
Answered on Jul 12, 2012

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