What comes to your mind when you hear the word “zinc”? Let’s be honest. Zinc isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think about beautiful skin. Actually, you’ve probably never thought of zinc being associated with skin in general. Zinc is a “trace material”, meaning you only need a very small amount each day. It is found in every single cell in your body, and more than 100 different enzymes need it to function. Our skin cells are particularly dependent on zinc’s powerful properties. The top layer of your skin is concentrated with up to six times more of the mineral than what is found in the lower layers.
Overall, zinc plays a major role in maintaining skin integrity and structure. If you struggle with chronic wounds or ulcers, you may have deficient zinc metabolism and lower serum zinc levels. When zinc is applied to wounds, it corrects a local zinc deficit and also acts pharmacologically.
Zinc does so much underneath the skin:
- IT WORKS AS AN ANTIOXIDANT
- a key part of your skin’s dietary defense squad.
- The mineral lessens the formation of damaging free radicals and protects skin’s lipids (fats) and fibroblasts
- When you cut yourself, zinc goes to work
- Healthy, intact skin relies on zinc for new cell production and the function of cell membranes.
- Helps control inflammatory responses
- Helps reduce the amount of natural oil your skin produces
- May prevent pores from clogging
- Acts as a physical block that stops UV light from penetrating your skin altogether
Because zinc acts as an effective sunscreen, we added zinc in our Original Miracle Balm and Bug Potion. The Miracle Balm + Clear Zinc has the natural sunscreen properties of Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. It is safe for your face, lips, and all sun exposed surfaces. Application is easy, with no milky or sugar-doughnut residue. You can use it exactly like Dr Doug's Original Miracle Balm. The Miracle Balm + Clear Zinc is perfect to have with you poolside during those hot summer days.
Zinc is also a key ingredient in our Bug Potion. Dr. Doug’s Bug Potion + Clear Zinc is essentially our Original Miracle Balm + Zinc with the added benefit of Lemongrass Essential Oil. You can use the Bug Potion + Clear Zinc in all your outdoor activities. Not only will the Bug Potion + Clear Zinc keep away those pesky bugs but it also protects all sun exposed surfaces. It’s a great replacement for sunscreen with none of the harmful chemicals like DEET!
Also, we have our Lip Logic + Clear Zinc. Dr. Doug's All-Natural Lip Balm. Choose Lip Logic + Zinc for sun protection and additional healing properties.
Overall, zinc has amazing healing qualities for our skin. Have you tried any of our products that features zinc as an ingredient? We’d love to hear about your experiences with our zinc products and how they have helped you!