Although used in the production of textiles and plastics, Zinc Oxide, a white, powdery mineral, is known by many people to be a sunscreen ingredient. However, there is more to this fantastic cosmetic ingredient.
What is Zinc Oxide? It is produced when Zinc is chemically heated and combined with oxygen molecules. Both Oxygen and Zinc then vaporize, condensed, and turn into a fine, crystallized, white powder that protects the skin.
In 2008, the micronized zinc particles (nano-particles), which leaves the skin without the thick, whitish particles, was created. However, there is still jury about the safety of the micronized Zinc Oxide.
Zinc Oxide usage shouldn’t be more than 30%.
So, let’s consider some of the uses of the Zinc Oxide on the skin and hair
Skin Uses of Zinc Oxide
- Zinc Oxide prevents the skin from sunburn
- Zinc oxide will stop acne and give you a flawless look
- Do you have oily skin? Zinc Oxide is a subtle astringent that will shrink your pores
- Zinc Oxide is the simplest and the most efficient way to treat rosacea
- Zinc Oxide detest psoriasis and will bring healing to an infected skin
- Topical application of Zinc Oxide will treat eczema
- Zinc Oxide acts as an antioxidant that reduces the aging signs like wrinkles and fine lines, making you younger
- Zinc Oxide will prevent you from having melanoma (skin cancer)
- For those with damaged skin, Zinc Oxide will repair your skin.
- People who use Zinc Oxide regularly experience less problem from cold sore
- Zinc Oxide is found to reduce Melasma
- One problem rampant among babies is the diaper rash. Zinc Oxide treats the diaper rash and prevent it spreading to unaffected areas
- Zinc Oxide treats wounds and removes warts
- Zinc Oxide helps to lower skin inflammation associated with rashes, allergies or irritation.
- Zinc Oxide prevents bacterial infection
- Zinc Oxide also lock the needed moisture into dry skin
- Zinc Oxide improves the synthesis of collagen and forming of new connective issue
Hair Uses of Zinc Oxide
- Zinc Oxide has been found to remove dandruff from the scalp
- Zinc Oxide’s component will speed up your hair growth and prevent hair loss
Zinc Oxide Side Effects
- Although the use of Zinc Oxide is safe and doesn’t leave the skin with allergies, some people believe that using Zinc Oxide nanoparticles may cause skin cancer
- Zinc Oxide may still leave some people’s skin with allergies like tingling, itching, swelling, etc. If you experience any of this, please stop the use of Zinc Oxide immediately.