Zinc oxide is white powder made from mineral zincite that has been oxidized. It first appeared as a substance in cosmetic products in the 1940s through 1980s and after that started to be used to make sunscreens. Zinc oxide grades have many qualities that are really helpful and beneficial.
Protecting Skin from Sun Damage and Burns
Over the past three decades, the benefits of sun-protecting quality of zinc oxide have been the main focus of a lot of research. This compound has been found to be able to protect the skin from a broad spectrum of ultraviolet rays (UVA/UVB). This is important since most sunscreen made with other chemicals only protects the skin from one type of UV light.
Today, zinc oxide grades is widely used beyond sunscreen products but also beauty and cosmetic products like foundation, moisturizers, concealers, and anti-aging creams since zinc oxide also has the quality to prevent skin from aging.
Treating Rashes and Infections
Beside to prevent skin problems, zinc oxide can also be used to treat them like rashes, irritations and allergic reactions. Many researchers has found that zinc oxide grades can help the body in repairing wounds, skin healing, and new tissue growth.
Zinc oxide is also specifically good in treating diaper rash for babies since you can’t just use any ointments because of the sensitivity of the baby’s skin. Zinc oxide ointment can be used frequently for babies with delicate skin to prevent or lower inflammation.
Preventing Bacterial Infections
Zinc oxide grades has the ability to act like a mild astringent that can help the skin to prevent harmful bacteria from causing infections and can also act like a natural agent of skin-drying. Traditionally, zinc oxide products can also be used to treat surgery wounds and to apply salves inside the mouth.