Evidence supporting zinc as an important antioxidant for skin

@article{Rostan2002EvidenceSZ,
  title={Evidence supporting zinc as an important antioxidant for skin},
  author={Elizabeth F. Rostan and Holly V. Debuys and Doren L. Madey and Sheldon R. Pinnell},
  journal={International Journal of Dermatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={41}
}
Antioxidants play a critical role in keeping skin healthy. The antioxidant benefits of vitamin C and E are well known, but the importance of the trace mineral, zinc, has been overlooked. This article reviews the evidence supporting zinc's antioxidant role in protecting against free radical‐induced oxidative damage. Zinc protects against UV radiation, enhances wound healing, contributes to immune and neuropsychiatric functions, and decreases the relative risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease… Expand
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