No Zinc Supplements Do Not Cause Acne

When we treat patients at our Acne Clinic they often come to use with many questions regarding what causes acne. Many have asked us, can zinc supplements cause acne? Zinc is an important mineral that has many benefits to our health. Thankfully it does not cause acne. In fact, studies have shown that zinc can be helpful in reducing inflammatory acne symptoms. It is thought to do this by fighting bacteria and reducing oiliness. Zinc supplements are a common form of acne treatment as well as treatment for other skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea and melasma.

What Causes Acne?

Though it is a common misconception, acne is not a sign of a poor diet or being unhygienic. Instead, acne is caused when the hair follicles in our skin become clogged with dead skin cells or oil. Acne can affect nearly anyone at any age but those who are most susceptible to acne are those going through hormone changes such as puberty or menopause.

Other factors that can affect the production of acne are stress, medications and in some cases diet. Each person will have unique factors that affect how acne will develop on their skin. It is often best to see a professional to help you get a clear picture of what affects your skin.

Acne Treatment

Acne is often stubborn, and many find it embarrassing to deal with. Though at home treatments are available they may not be effective for every person. Thankfully, you do not have to suffer through stubborn acne alone.

At our Acne Clinic we treat patients looking to relieve themselves of acne symptoms and improve their skin. We offer a variety of treatment options including chemical peels and laser acne removal. Contact our team today to discuss your needs. Let us help you find the ideal solution for your acne symptoms.

What Else Causes Acne?

For more information on what other things can potentially casue acne, please visit our "what causes acne" resource centre.