Zinc Skin Care & Hair Care

What is zinc?

Zinc is an essential nutrient found in a number of food products, such as meat, shellfish, dairy food and bread. You can normally get the required amount of zinc through your daily diet. It helps boost your immune system, promote wound healing, regulate cell turnover and reduce natural oil production.

Due to the power of zinc you can also find it in some of your favorite cosmetic products, including sun creams, face moisturizers and body care products. Not to mention, zinc is often found in well-being products like skin and hair supplements.

What are the skin care benefits of zinc?

Zinc has plenty of skin care benefits, such as regulating your natural oil production. That's why it's used in acne treatments and clarifying skin supplements. Better yet, it has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which helps your skin avoid future breakouts and calm the blemishes that have already erupted.

Zinc (or zinc oxide) also helps protect the skin from free radicals when used in physical, mineral SPF products, as it deflects UV rays. This helps prevent sun damage, which can cause health concerns and signs of premature aging.

Who should use beauty products containing zinc?

Thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties, even the most sensitive skin types can use beauty products containing zinc, including beauty lovers who struggle with eczema. It's also great for problem and acne-prone complexions as it helps diminish the appearance of blemishes. Mineral SPF products containing zinc are also great for people who don't enjoy chemical sun creams, as they are super gentle on the skin.

However, you should always patch test new beauty formulas, especially if you suffer from allergies or have extra sensitive skin. Also, keep an eye out for the dermatologically tested formulations as these products are less likely to cause irritations.

Is zinc good for your hair?

Yes, zinc is good for hair. It's a key nutrient in a balanced diet, which helps prevent hair loss and thinning. Zinc is therefore a great way to maintain strong, healthy-looking tresses. If you're deficient in zinc, you can find this ingredient in hair supplements combined with other hair-loving ingredients like vitamin B, vitamin C and omega 3.

When taking new supplements, always make sure you check with your doctor or health practitioner to make sure they are suitable for your routine.

Are there any negative side effects to using products containing zinc?

When applied to the skin, zinc is unlikely to cause negative side effects as it has anti-inflammatory properties which make it suitable for sensitive skin. However, like we previously said we do recommend testing new products to make sure you don't have any allergic reactions.

As with all skin and hair supplements, you shouldn't take more than the recommended amount of zinc as this could cause serious health concerns. Remember, always consult your doctor to figure out which supplements and vitamins will be suitable for you and won't react with any medications you may currently be taking.

How often should you use zinc on your skin?

You can use zinc daily on your skin, whether in the form of sun protection or in your regular skin care routine. If you're using zinc skin care products to treat and manage acne, it's often recommended to use them regularly to see visible results.

You should be able to receive the daily amount of zinc through your regular balanced diet. However, if you do take zinc-enriched supplements make sure you don't take more than the recommend dose daily.

See our zinc guide to answer your questions like what is zinc and what are the skin care benefits of zinc.

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Clinique Mineral Sunscreen Fluid For Face SPF 30
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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Revolution Skincare Blemish & Pore Refining Serum - 10% Niacinamide + 1% Zinc
Revolution Skincare Blemish & Pore Refining Serum - 10% Niacinamide + 1% Zinc
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Mario Badescu Drying Cream
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John Masters Organics Zinc & Sage Shampoo With Conditioner
John Masters Organics Zinc & Sage Shampoo With Conditioner
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KVD Vegan Beauty Lock-It Powder Foundation
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Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer
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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Micro-Peeling Purifying Gel Wash
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$14.00
Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50
Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50
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Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 30
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 30
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Sun Bum Mineral SPF 50 Sunscreen Face Stick
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Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Mask
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Sun Bum Mineral SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen Face Lotion
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e.l.f. Cosmetics Camo CC Cream
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Supergoop! CC Screen 100% Mineral CC Cream SPF 50
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Supergoop! (re)setting 100% Mineral Powder SPF 35
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Supergoop! Shimmershade SPF 30
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La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume Hand Cream
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Dermaquest C Infusion TX Mask
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Dermaquest Sensitized Delicate Daily Moisturizer
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-10%
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SkinMedica Essential Defense Mineral Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 35
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Dermaquest Peptide Vitality SunArmour SPF 50
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Revolution Skincare Salicylic Acid & Zinc PCA Purifying Water Gel Cream
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La Roche-Posay Mineral Zinc Oxide Sunscreen SPF 50
La Roche-Posay Mineral Zinc Oxide Sunscreen SPF 50
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The Creme Shop Micro Brow
The Creme Shop Micro Brow
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L'Occitane Immortelle Divine Creme
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OUAI Thinning Hair Supplements
OUAI Thinning Hair Supplements
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IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Full-Coverage Concealer
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Full-Coverage Concealer
$34.00
Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 50
Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 50
$10.99
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder
$30.00
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e.l.f. Cosmetics Enhancing Lash & Brow Serum
$8.00
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
$12.49
CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 Face Lotion
CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 Face Lotion
$17.99
Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Face Liquid Sunscreen SPF 50
Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Face Liquid Sunscreen SPF 50
$14.49
Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50
Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50
$14.49
Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
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Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 50 For Sensitive Skin
Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 50 For Sensitive Skin
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Clinique Superdefense City Block SPF 50+
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Zinc

Frequently Asked Questions about Zinc products

What is zinc?

Zinc is an essential nutrient found in a number of food products, such as meat, shellfish, dairy food and bread. You can normally get the required amount of zinc through your daily diet. It helps boost your immune system, promote wound healing, regulate cell turnover and reduce natural oil production.

Due to the power of zinc you can also find it in some of your favorite cosmetic products, including sun creams, face moisturizers and body care products. Not to mention, zinc is often found in well-being products like skin and hair supplements.

What are the skin care benefits of zinc?

Zinc has plenty of skin care benefits, such as regulating your natural oil production. That's why it's used in acne treatments and clarifying skin supplements. Better yet, it has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which helps your skin avoid future breakouts and calm the blemishes that have already erupted.

Zinc (or zinc oxide) also helps protect the skin from free radicals when used in physical, mineral SPF products, as it deflects UV rays. This helps prevent sun damage, which can cause health concerns and signs of premature aging.

Who should use beauty products containing zinc?

Thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties, even the most sensitive skin types can use beauty products containing zinc, including beauty lovers who struggle with eczema. It's also great for problem and acne-prone complexions as it helps diminish the appearance of blemishes. Mineral SPF products containing zinc are also great for people who don't enjoy chemical sun creams, as they are super gentle on the skin.

However, you should always patch test new beauty formulas, especially if you suffer from allergies or have extra sensitive skin. Also, keep an eye out for the dermatologically tested formulations as these products are less likely to cause irritations.

Is zinc good for your hair?

Yes, zinc is good for hair. It's a key nutrient in a balanced diet, which helps prevent hair loss and thinning. Zinc is therefore a great way to maintain strong, healthy-looking tresses. If you're deficient in zinc, you can find this ingredient in hair supplements combined with other hair-loving ingredients like vitamin B, vitamin C and omega 3.

When taking new supplements, always make sure you check with your doctor or health practitioner to make sure they are suitable for your routine.

Are there any negative side effects to using products containing zinc?

When applied to the skin, zinc is unlikely to cause negative side effects as it has anti-inflammatory properties which make it suitable for sensitive skin. However, like we previously said we do recommend testing new products to make sure you don't have any allergic reactions.

As with all skin and hair supplements, you shouldn't take more than the recommended amount of zinc as this could cause serious health concerns. Remember, always consult your doctor to figure out which supplements and vitamins will be suitable for you and won't react with any medications you may currently be taking.

How often should you use zinc on your skin?

You can use zinc daily on your skin, whether in the form of sun protection or in your regular skin care routine. If you're using zinc skin care products to treat and manage acne, it's often recommended to use them regularly to see visible results.

You should be able to receive the daily amount of zinc through your regular balanced diet. However, if you do take zinc-enriched supplements make sure you don't take more than the recommend dose daily.

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