Hi. Zinc is known to be beneficial for many skin conditions including acne, rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis. Acne sufferers often have low levels of zinc in the body.
If this does not help, sufferers should see their doctor for a course of oral antibiotics and/or a topical retinoid. Female acne patients will also benefit from taking the combined oral contraceptive pill since the oestrogen it contains blocks the actions of androgens -male hormones which cause acne.
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