When you think of vitamins and minerals that can benefit your skin, zinc is unlikely to be too high on the list – but did you know that it is important for cell growth and renewal?
In addition, higher doses of zinc have even been shown to relieve the symptoms of acne and rosacea. However, before you reach for the diaper cream, you should consider that not all tines are made in the same way!
Zinc vs. Zinc Oxide
Zinc is a safe ingredient and is well tolerated by people with sensitive skin.
In contrast to other zinc derivatives (such as zinc PCA), zinc oxide is an inorganic substance that is often added to products such as sunscreen, diaper rash cream, calamine lotions and some mineral make-up.
On the other hand, zinc PCA (or “zinc salt”) has been hailed as a miracle cure for blemishes because it can reduce redness, protect collagen growth, and reduce excess oil.
That is why it is one of the magic ingredients in our Copaiba and zinc blemish serum.
Zinc PCA is one of the few ingredients that protect sensitive skin and at the same time are very effective for acne and rosacea.
How can you include more zinc in your diet?
In addition to topical application, taking a zinc-rich diet can help the body repair and balance the skin.
It is recommended that adult men consume at least 11 mg of zinc every day, while women should aim for 9 mg. However, according to a report by the World Health Organization, more than 30% of the world's population is zinc deficient.
Refill some good sources of zinc such as oysters (which contain more zinc than any other food), red meat, poultry, beans, nuts, and dairy products.