Beauty benefits of zinc revealed

Beauty benefits of zinc revealed

8 January 2015

You may not know much about zinc, but this mineral comes with a whole range of beauty benefits, from clearing up Acne to making your hair stronger and fighting off a cold, it’s safe to say this is one mineral you can’t be without.

  • Sun protection

You’ll notice that zinc is a common ingredient found in sunscreen. That’s because its healing properties help to protect our skin against harmful UV rays.

  • Acne

Its ability to reduce inflammation and scarring make zinc an ideal Acne busting ingredient. What’s more, it’s been proven to be able to absorb excess oil which can help to prevent you from getting those Acne spots in the first place.

  • Colds

Doctors have found that zinc is able to banish a cold up to two days faster than usual. That’s because it stimulates the production of more white blood cells, which help your body to heal faster.

You don’t have to just rely on Skin Care products to up your zinc count though – the mineral is also found in the likes of beef, lamb, cashew nuts, pumpkin seeds, spinach and cocoa.

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