We’re always talking about all the vitamins that are important for skin health. Vitamin C and B3 seem to get all the press, but when it comes to overall skin health, just like the rest of the body, we need vitamins and minerals to stay healthy.
Zinc is one mineral that is necessary for retaining a youthful complexion and internal health. Think of zinc as the body’s personal construction worker; it is important to the skin because it helps the body replicate DNA and RNA. Without DNA and RNA replication, cells would not be able to replicate themselves to form new cells. Zinc is involved in the activity of more than 200 enzymes and plays a fundamental role in every biological component involving growth and development. Zinc is needed in order for new cells to form. Zinc has been used for centuries in beauty products because it helps collagen synthesis in the skin and it helps wounds heal faster. Below is a list of seven skin disorders Zinc is known to help treat:
- Diaper rash
- Eczema and psoriasis
- Leg ulcers
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