Do Zinc Supplements Help Acne?

If you’ve tried other methods of acne elimination, but they’ve failed, it may be time to try a supplement. Sometimes they can give your skin the boost it needs to beat acne.

All About Zinc

Zinc is a mineral which naturally exists in some foods. Your body can’t actually store or create zinc by itself. So food or supplements are your only real options. It impact the following bodily functions:

  • Immune function.
  • The healing of wounds & skin.
  • Crucial for cell division.
  • DNA synthesis.
  • Generally supports health and development.

If you’re not taking supplements, it can be found in oysters, beef, crab, lobster and beans. Vegetarians especially may need to take supplements as it’s more likely they may not be getting enough in their diet.

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Getting Rid of Varicose Veins – Your Options

xrayWhat are you options for getting rid of varicose veins? Here we’ll try and list all of the options open to you with a brief explanation of how they work. But remember, just because a treatment method sounds good to you, doesn’t mean it will be the most effective.

Laser Surgery

Treatments with lasers are becoming increasingly popular. The term laser surgery can actually include several different sorts of treatment like the following:


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This is the least invasive laser treatment. It uses heat to treat varicose & spider veins which are close to the surface of the skin. However it won’t work as well on large veins. Lasers are good at targeting the different dark pigments (melanin) in our body which is how laser hair removal works. But laser for this treatment work in a similar way. They target the dark pigments in the blood which then heats it up and, because of the thermal energy, destroys it. The vein should then fade after several weeks, however several treatments may be needed.

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Cosmetic Problems – General Intro

Cosmetic Problems

  • Acne – One of the most common skin problems. Nearly all of us are troubled by it at one point.
  • Skin Tags – Harmless but visually displeasing tags which appear on our skin in  a number of areas.
  • Stretch Marks – These marks usually appear after weight gain, pregnancy or muscle increase.
  • Cellulite – Incredibly common amongst women. Causes the skin to look uneven and puckered.
  • Spider & Varicose Veins – These veins can be visually obvious and sometimes pose health risks.

drugsThis portion of the site will look at cosmetic & common skin conditions. So that’s everything that has an impact on the way we look but doesn’t necessarily have to involve the skin (although most do).

Some skin conditions can be serious if they get infected. If you get to the stage where you’re bleeding from scratching then you should probably see a doctor.

The Length of Treatment

Many people want miracle overnight cures for their conditions. Unfortunately this isn’t possible most of the time. Usually the treatments involves a long-term course of treatment which focuses on doing something consistently (like taking certain medication, having a certain diet, or using a certain device). However everyone is different and reacts at different speeds to treatments. One thing you shouldn’t do is always be poking or prodding the problem area! Just apply the relevant treatment and then try to ignore it as much as you can. Of course you should monitor the condition, making sure it doesn’t get worse, but you don’t want to make anything worse.

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What You May Not Know About Stretch Marks

questionStretch marks are very common, but there are sometimes a few misconceptions and a lack of knowledge associated with them. Make sure you explore this portion of the site to fully realize your options and understand the problem. Here a few facts that you may not be familiar with…

They’re Not Just Caused By Size Increase

When people think about the causes of stretch marks they usually think about pregnancy and weight gain. But hormones can also cause them. The dermal layer may be hindered in its production of collagen and elastin. This makes the skin overall less stretchy so the marks can occur even if you’re a healthy weight and not pregnant. The skin may just lose its elasticity.

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How To Lighten Stretch Marks – Our Top 3 Tips

Stretch marks are a common problem. But unfortunately they’re inevitable for a lot of us. They can occur for several reasons whether it’s after pregnancy, weight gain, or muscle building.

It’s common to find women, irrespective of their age, looking for solutions to these stretch marks. Typically they appear as long lines which show up in different colors depending on the skin tone. Most stretch marks can be found on the breasts, arms, thighs, buttocks and even the abdomen which limits you from wearing certain types of clothing.

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How Can I Get Rid of Stretch Marks? The Top 5 Methods

drugsYou just want to get your skin back to looking like it once was. But is this possible? Can anything be done? Some people will go to extreme lengths such as surgery. But this isn’t always needed.

There are a number of ways in which stretch marks can be reduced. These ways usually depend on a number of factors such as how long they’ve been on the skin for, how much you want to spend and how quickly you want results.

Nevertheless, it is important to consult a physician or dermatologist before embarking on any serious type of stretch mark treatment. Don’t jump straight into invasive treatments without doing proper research.

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Getting Laser Surgery For Stretch Marks

laserStretch marks are unsightly and can leave an individual embarrassed about showing their skin in public. They are especially common in women. There are quite a few treatments available. One of the latest, and best treatments is laser surgery. An increasing amount of clinics are now offering this treatment. Let’s look what it’s all about.

How Does it Work?

Most other stretch mark treatments (like creams) don’t get to the root of the problem – the dermis (which is the middle layer of skin). Rather they just treat the top layer. But laser surgery stimulates the production of collagen in the skin so that the stretch marks become less visible. Collagen is the main component in connective tissue so increasing its production can really help reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

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Do Stretch Marks Ever go Away on Their Own?

questionMost people who have stretch marks wish that they would go away without any effort. However, this doesn’t always happen. It actually depends on the individual in question.

Some people may see significant fading over time while others may not notice a massive difference. However you can be sure that they will at least change a bit.

Stretch marks appear on different parts of the body because of the skin expanding too quickly. This can be caused by multiple reasons. When the dermis, the layer that lies below the top layer, suffers excessive stress the result is scarring of the skin that resembles reddish or even purple streak on the body.

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Can You Tattoo Over Stretch Marks?

tattooThe areas of the skin that develop stretch marks do so because the skin is torn. This sometimes makes it hard to go back to its original appearance. Stretch marks are an embarrassment for many people because of their unsightly nature. Many people try to find ways to remove them or just have them covered up.

If you’ve exhausted all other methods tattoos are an alternative way you could cover your stretch marks. However whether this is a good idea will depend on the size of the mark and where exactly it’s located on your body.

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Are Stretch Marks Genetic?

geneticsThe causes of stretch marks are quite diverse. One potential cause is genetics – this means the chance that you get stretch marks could be passed on from one generation to another. It is common to find that many women who have developed stretch marks on their skin have a relative or two who have also suffered the same fate.

It’s probably the most unfortunate cause of stretch marks, because, if true, it means you could be predisposed to getting them. No matter how hard you try to prevent them.

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Can You Get Stretch Marks From Working Out Too Much?

muscleRegular exercise is one of the ways through which most people manage to maintain their weight and subsequently live a healthy lifestyle. There are a number of exercise programs that can be adopted as part of an individual’s lifestyle with some of them involving activities that may stretch the skin.

The result of the over stretching of the skin when exercising is likely to lead to stretch marks. If you don’t know what they look like they usually have long lines that are either purple, red or pink in color. Then after some time they turn to more of a white color.

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Stretch Marks FAQ



Stretch marks are a common feature for many women and usually form as a result of the skin not going back to normal after it has been stretched. These unsightly marks can be found in numerous places on a woman’s (or man’s) body such as breasts, thighs, arms, abdomen and buttocks. Stretch marks can appear as purple, pink or even red in color which then start to fade resulting in silver or white streaks on the skin.

For many women, stretch marks are an embarrassment, especially on highly visible areas. There are a few things you can do to help that problem. It is important to know what causes stretch marks and the options available in getting rid of them. This part of the site will hopefully give you everything you need to know in order to make the right decision for your body.

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