There are so many internal home remedies for acne, that it may sometimes be confusing choosing the right ones for you. Through understanding the effect of the home remedy on the body as a whole you can make a better decision on whether it is right for you.

It is difficult to ignore zinc as an important nutrient when it comes to acne. Especially because there are certain groups of people that are more susceptible to having low zinc levels, this includes the elderly and young teenage boys. Poor healing ability of the skin and general skin conditions are thought to be just a few of the symptoms of low zinc levels in the body.

Importantly zinc is involved in protein synthesis making it an important component for promoting healing of the skin. Research has shown that zinc supplements decrease the healing time of wounds. Zinc is also very important for healthy male sex hormone function. During puberty there is an increase in hormone production and therefore an increase in the amount of zinc required in the body. So if you are a young teenage boy experiencing breakouts this nutrient may have a very positive effect on your acne. Having said that this nutrient can be just as useful for females.

Some foods that you can increase your consumption of that are high in zinc include; fresh oysters, pumpkin seeds, nuts especially pecans and brazil nuts. A handful of nuts a day is a healthy amount. However if you have a borderline deficiency it may be best to take supplements available at your health food store. You should consult with your health care practitioner before taking any supplements.

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