If you are suffering acne, eczema, rosacea or psoriasis, it is possible you may have a zinc deficiency. Zinc is an essential mineral that’s required by the body to make proteins and DNA. It’s needed for healthy metabolism and is one of the keys to good immune function. Given zinc’s many important roles, it’s concerning that 85 per cent of Aussie women and 67 per cent of men are getting less than the recommended daily intake. It’s easy to test for zinc deficiency – visit your naturopath.
If you’re deficient in zinc and start taking a zinc supplement, you’ll find your immune system should improve along with improved healing of lesions. Also, anyone with skin inflammation should look at their diet and try to eat more alkaline foods to calm the skin. These types of skin conditions need to be treated not only with topical ingredients, but from the inside as well.