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What nutrients help skin heal faster?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Some research indicates that specific nutrients are essential for speedy healing of skin wounds. Those nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin C, zinc (a mineral), and others.

Scientists who study skin point out that healing is a complex process involving many factors. Your best bet for healthy skin: Don't focus on individual nutrients. Instead, eat a healthy, well-balanced diet.

There is no question that a person whose diet is low in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients can experience slower wound healing. Talk to a doctor about choosing foods that are healthiest for your skin. 

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