Gone are the days of a white zinc strip across the nose! These days good quality zinc oxide products are very light, easily wearable all year round and can do amazing things for the skin, not just blocking out the sun!
Zinc is an incredibly important mineral. Deficiency causes a myriad of problems from acne to diabetes and prostate function.
Topically zinc can prevent acne because it regulates the activity of the oil glands.
Zinc also helps to heal acne blemishes, reduce inflammations and control the androgenic hormonal effects on skin that contribute to acne breakouts.
Internally and topically Zinc is a mineral that the body requires for the synthesis of collagen, which is a requirement for the healing of skin wounds.
Astringents are chemical substances that shrink the skin cells and tightens the body tissues. Zinc oxide also has subtle astringent properties and acts as a skin drying agent. (Also great for acne) It controls inflammations and relieves the skin against irritations and rashes, so great for irritated rosacea skin or irritation from acne.
Usana Essentials – multi vitamin, mineral and antioxidant – you know how there’s vitamins and then there’s vitamins?! These are the polar opposite of any backyard quality vitamins which really can be not effective in the body.
Mineral Pro 30 SPF – when I say this is light I mean it’s ultra light! AND!! 20% zinc oxide. What’s more it smells like Cabbage Patch Dolls… no I didn’t own one either… but they did smell good! Its available in 2 forms- Tinted and non-tinted.
Inika mineral makeup – this is zinc in a powder form, fantastic for acne skin (although zinc is amazing for acne anyway), this mineral really is truly pure mineral, with so many minerals claiming to be “pure” check the labels, (unfortunately as the industry is not regulated) if they have more than (1)Zinc, (2)Titanium Dioxide (the only other physical SPF like Zinc), (3)Iron Oxide, (4)Mica and (5)Ultramarines, then they have too much!