Everyone knows that healthy skin is hard work and you need to care from it not only from the outer skin surface but from the inside as well. This means eating the right food and more importantly, getting the vitamins and minerals needed for beautiful skin. However, it is difficult to know which nutrients provide the most benefit for your skin as there are too many different types of vitamins and minerals. Well, do not fear, BONDI CHIC is here to help you understand these nutrients! Today we will be discussing about the benefits of Zinc and its powerful properties that provide amazing benefits for the skin.
Interesting Facts about Zinc:
- It is the 24th most common element in the planet’s crust.
- This super mineral is found in every single cell in your body!
- More than 100 different enzymes need Zinc to function.
Now let’s look at how Zinc makes your skin healthy from the inside!
Although Zinc is technically not an antioxidant, it is a vital member of the skin’s dietary defence squad. Zinc reduces the formation of free radicals which can harm your skin and also protects the fat in the skin and collagen-producing cells.
Healing and Rejuvenation
Zinc helps to heal wounds and cuts by increasing the amount of minerals in the skin around the wound as enzymes and proteins work together to provide defence against wound infection and calm inflammation. It also produces and transport new cells to the injury site to help heal it faster and close the cut.
Prevention of Break-outs and acne
Acne and break-outs occur when the pores in the skin are clogged a build-up of oil, bacteria and dirt. As a result, the skin will product pimples that can be large, painful and swollen. Zinc helps calm the inflammation and boosts the immune function. It can also help reduce the oil protection in your skin which may prevent pores from clogging in the first place.
Zinc Oxide can provide sun protection as a physical sun block and stop the UV radiation from penetrating into your skin. It is also perfect for sensitive skin as it doesn’t absorb very deeply into the skin like chemical sun screens which can irritate the skin.
Itchiy Scalp and Dandruff
Zinc Pyrithione can be used to treat and prevent dandruff which is a scalp condition caused by a common fungus that causes skin on the scalp to become irritated and inflamed. This results in skin cells to flake off and cause ‘dandruff’. Zinc can calm the inflammation and reduce the production of oils that feeds the bacteria.
Where can I get Zinc?
You can get Zinc from a balanced diet that consists of meat, legumes, seeds, nuts, dairy and whole grains. don’t need much. You can also buy Zinc supplements from your local chemist. The good thing about Zinc is that you really don’t need much. As a reference, men should aim to get at least 11mg per day while women will need around 8mg. This is a reference only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult your doctor before taking any supplements!
Want to switch up your skincare routine to include anti-pollution products? Check out BONDICHIC’s Zinc Ionised Blue Mountains Natural Spring Water Toner and True Blue Urban Multi Defence-Day cream to protect your skin from pollution and micro dust in the air!