Calamine lotion is a topical cream that can be used to treat many skin conditions such as bug bites, poison ivy, and sunburns. A recent study found that calamine lotion was effective in treating eczema-related itching.
Calamine lotion has been around for over 100 years and has long been known as a “cure-all” type of medication. It contains zinc oxide which has anti-inflammatory properties and provides relief from itchiness caused by insect bites or other allergic reactions on the skin. Calamine also contains sulfur which helps heal wounds in addition to cooling down your skin after being exposed to the sun for too long. The word calamine comes from the Latin word “calamites” meaning white. This blog post will explore what calamine lotion is and what its benefits are so you know when you need to buy some!
How to use calamine lotion
A lot of people think that calamine lotion is only for children with chickenpox, but it can be used to treat other skin conditions as well. The key is knowing when and how to use this beauty staple.
The active ingredient in calamine is zinc oxide or sulfur which creates an anti-inflammatory barrier over your skin and helps stop itching and redness from bug bites, poison ivy, sunburns, acne breakouts, or any other type
Here are some tips on how to use calamine lotion:
- Apply it liberally all over the body as soon as you feel an insect bite or sting
- Apply it in concentrated areas of rashes, hives, and poison oak/ivy to alleviate itchiness
- Use a thick layer of calamine powder on dry patches or dry spots to prevent itching and flaking
For best results apply calamine lotion when your skin is still wet from being washed with soap and water- this will help prevent dryness while reducing discomfort caused by the rash or burn at the same time! Now go get some rest.