Zinc Sulfate (ZnSO4) is an excellent source of Zinc2+ ions that have an essential role in the metabolism of epidermal proteins and the generation of natural moisturizing factors. It is also a potent sunscreen reflecting UV rays from the surface of the skin.
Zinc Sulphate acts as an astringent and is helpful in the healing of the tissue, preventing scarring, as well as being anti-inflammatory.
Treatment with Zinc Sulfate significantly increases the proliferation of fibroblasts and keratinocytes, improving skin barrier function and elasticity. It also has a remarkable antibacterial effect on harmful bacteria and stimulates the wound healing process.
ZnSO4 is used for treating several skin conditions like Melasma (type of hyperpigmentation), Herpes, and Leishmaniasis.