Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing you my 3-week journey with Puritans Pride Zinc for Acne. I mentioned in my previous vlog on “How to Have Clear Skin” that it’s mostly genetics. Throughout my youth, from elementary to puberty, I never experienced wild acne. Until today. I’m 32 by the way.
I’ve tried the usual topical solutions for acne that I trust. AHA, BHA, Retinoids, even good ol’ Kati-Alis but nope. They still continue to grow into painful, pus-filled cystic acne. I also tried to stop using anything and just washed my face with water but nope. Acne is still present. Yes, I also consulted with a dermatoligist where I purchased her Acne-clearing set which to no avail, still didn’t work.
Then I wondered if my problem is internal. Is it due to my high-sugar high-sodium unhealthy diet? Maybe. But I want to try a supplement a chance. After reading a lot of rave reviews online from real people. (Your best bet is Amazon). I finally purchased a bottle of Puritans Pride Zinc for Acne (950php @ BeautyMNL). This is #NotSponsored.
WATCH: 3-Week Progress Vlog
Puritans Pride Zinc for Acne
Zinc for Acne tablets provide a combination of nutrients including zinc and Vitamins C, B-6, A, and E, specially blended for your skin. Zinc for Acne is designed to be taken as a supplement.
Directions: For adults take two (2) tablets daily, preferably with a meal. Do not take more than two tablets per day.
Other Ingredients: Dicalcium Phosphate, Vegetable Cellulose. Contains <2% of: Gelatin, Silica, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate. Contains fish (cod, cusk, flounder, haddock, hake, pollock, redfish, sole) ingredients.
No Artificial Color, Flavor or Sweetener, No Preservatives, No Sugar, No Milk, No Lactose, No Soy, No Gluten, No Wheat, No Yeast, No Shellfish, Sodium Free.
- Vitamin A – 300mcg
- Vitamin C – 150mg
- Vitamin E – 22.5mg
- Vitamin B6 – 20mg
- Zinc – 50mg
- Rose Hips – 10mg
Now more than just Zinc itself, this supplement is packed with other vitamins essential for skin health and immunity such as A, C, E, and B6. These are anti-oxidants that can support the efficacy of Zinc.
Zinc for Acne
Zinc can help fight viruses and bacteria. Although most people get the zinc they need through their diet, some people may find temporary supplementation beneficial. For example, zinc supplements are often marketed as a way to prevent colds or shorten illnesses.
Zinc also has anti-inflammatory properties. This may help relieve some of the redness and irritation associated with moderate-to-severe acne. It may even help reduce the appearance of acne scars.
Zinc has also been used for other inflammatory skin conditions, including:
- seborrheic dermatitis
Review & Results
The photos can speak for themselves don’t you agree? Mind you this is just after 3 weeks of using Puritans Pride Zinc for Acne. The redness visibly subisided and the occurrence lessened. I take 2 tablets every night before going to bed.
Based on Amazon Reviews this is great for people who are suffering from hormonal acne which is, I think is my case. I get 2-3 growing out still but I think this will take a lot longer than 3 weeks to see the full benefit of this supplement. I didn’t notice any side effects so I’ll continue using this as part of my health supplement repertoire.