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How does zinc affect skin?

How does zinc affect skin?

Zinc: Zinc is also applied to the skin for treating acne, aging skin, herpes simplex infections, and to speed wound healing. ...Read more

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What does zinc do for skin?

What does zinc do for skin?

May be helpful: Zinc can help maintain the integrity of skin and mucosal membranes. Patients with chronic leg ulcers have abnormal zinc metabolism and low serum zinc levels, and clinicians frequently treat skin ulcers with zinc supplements. The authors of a systematic review concluded that zinc sulfate might be effective for treating leg ulcers in some patients who have low serum zinc levels. ...Read more

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Experts, might someone still use suncream this summer even though zinc is absorbed through skin?

Experts, might someone still use suncream this summer even though zinc is absorbed through skin?

Lots of options: There are many options for sunscreen. There are physical block that have titanium and or zinc, and chemical blocks like parsol. You should wear a broad spectrum spf 30 or higher. If you want to avoid zinc, pick a product without it. ...Read more

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How much zinc is absorbed from camomile lotion when applied to the skin?

How much zinc is absorbed from camomile lotion when applied to the skin?

None.: The main ingredient in camomile lotion is the extract of chamomile flowers. Some commercial preparations do have a combination of mineral oxides, such as zinc and iron, which help the lotion to nullify irritants; but I know of no credible evidence that any measurable zinc absorption occurs after using any type of chamomile lotion. ...Read more

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Is zinc oxide bad for skin?

Is zinc oxide bad for skin?

No: It's a terrific sun block. It's the white stuff on a life guards nose. ...Read more

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How does zinc aid in depigmentation of skin?

How does zinc aid in depigmentation of skin?

Hmmm: Zinc and titanium oxides are uv light blockers protecting the skin from harmful solar irradiation. They're extensively used in sunscreens. Zinc is necessary in the production of melanin inside cells. So zinc isn't useful for depigmentation of skin (on it or inside pigment cells). Usually bleaches applied to the skin may cause lightening of color. ...Read more

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Expert opinion please: could taking a zinc supplement do good to my skin?

Expert opinion please: could taking a zinc supplement do good to my skin?

At what dose?: At doses of 50-100mg it frequently helps skin scale less and is good for healthy nails! ...Read more

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I began taking zinc again and my skin began to itch and get rashes. How is this possible?

Do not know!: Zinc deficiency is associated with dry skin and dermatitis, and psoriaform lesions. It is an essential nutrient. It could be filler or exipient in your zinc gluconate. Zinc is an essential nutrient. If you take a multivitamin, you are getting 15-17.5mg. It is added to most cereals, as the gluconate. ...Read more

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I've been at the beach for the last couple of days, wearing sunscreen with only zinc and titanium active ingredients, but my skin now itches. Why?

Inflammation: Hi. These sorts of skin reactions can happen with any sort of inflammatory process. You could simply be dried out from the beautiful sun and cool breezes. (I'm jealous). Or you might actually be sensitive to the topical agents that you've used (even though you may think that you shouldn't be). Everybody is different in this regard. Use some sort of hypoallergenic cream and hydrate with H20! ...Read more

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Will zinc oxide help remove skin discoloration due to scars?

Will zinc oxide help remove skin discoloration due to scars?

Yes: Zinc oxide is a barrier against uv rays. It will minimize pigmentation in your skin from the sun. If darkened skin is your concern it will help. If the scars are red time will help these areas to resolve. However limiting sun exposure is preferable. If you can't avoid direct sun light then zinc oxide will help protect the skin. ...Read more

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My granddaughter put diaper ointment with zinc oxide in her head of hair how can we get it out she's only 3?

My granddaughter put diaper ointment with zinc oxide in her head of hair how can we get it out she's only 3?

Oily hairdo: It won't actually cause any harm, so I certainly wouldn't do anything potentially harmful to remove it. A non-toxic shampoo is all I would recommend. Other than that, use barrettes or a ponytail band and add the story to your baby book. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can I take bio zinc vitamins and skin hair and nails vitamins at the same time?

Can I take bio zinc vitamins and skin hair and nails vitamins at the same time?

Qualified yes: Unless you have been specifically diagnosed with a vitamin deficiency, you will likely get more than enough supplementation from a multivitamin and or routine diet. More and more data is coming out showing the potential adverse effects of taking vitamin and mineral supplements and that large doses can be detrimental - a much more common problem in this country than vitamin deficiency. ...Read more

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Can I take blackmores hair skin and nails at the same time as taking blackmores bio zinc vitamins?

Should be OK: I checked the manufacturers website for active ingredients. Bio zinc has zinc, magnesium, manganese, vit a, & vit b6. Hair, skin, nails has silica, vit c, horsetail extract (?), folic acid, vit b5, iron, biotin, betacarotene, & also has zinc & manganese, but in amnts that would be safe combined with the other supplement. Supplements are drugs and may interfere with other meds--be sure to check. ...Read more