How does zinc work in acne?
Zinc and acne, before and after
Where can I find zinc?
There are several zinc-based acne medications available with or without prescription. A zinc cure for acne is achieved through daily intake of 30 mg of zinc over a period of at least three months. These medications should preferably be taken on an empty stomach and at a different time from other medications to limit the risk of interactions.
Many food supplements, some of which claim to impact the skin and acne spots, contain zinc but also other trace elements, vitamins and plants. Take the time needed to read the labels and ask a doctor or pharmacist for advice on how to safely take advantage of the benefits of zinc for acne.