8 Amazing Benefits of Calamine

Did you know that the key ingredient of all Lacto products, Calamine, has a history that goes back in to the 1500 BC? The ancient civilizations of China and India show records of using variants of Zinc, which is the main component of Calamine, for skin related conditions and skin enhancement.

Calamine can be considered to be a multi-purpose product, where it acts as a medicinal agent, as well as a cosmetic agent. A combination of Zinc Oxide and Zinc Carbonate, Calamine has been used as a remedy for a number of skin conditions since the late 18th Century, and was a mandatory element of the complicated make up kits of the women in the era. Used as a concealer or a foundation, the older generations treated Calamine with a trust and confidence that is still unchanged.

The benefits and uses of Calamine are many and varied, so much that it’s considered to be one of the most essential medicines by the WHO, and to be effective and safe at the same time. Not just medicinal, Calamine also is a proven cosmetic must-have.

Here are 8 amazing benefits of Calamine!

1. Acts as a moisturizer for dry skin and as an oil controlling agent for oily skin.

Who would say no to a miracle ointment that can treat both dry and oily skin? Calamine comes with the ability to moisturize dry skin, as well to control the excessive oiliness in oily skin. Considering how most Sri Lankan’s have combination skin, Calamine is the ideal dual purpose lotion to ensure that your skin is treated as it’s supposed to.

2. It’s a proven solution for pimples, acne and stubborn marks that just won’t go away!

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With adolescence comes pimples and acne, and it’s a phase many of us go through. Unfortunately, for some people, the pimple phase does not end, or they are left with permanent marks that just won’t go away. Calamine, comes perfectly equipped to treat all these conditions as it contains zinc, which has a drying effect on acne and pimples, and its anti-blemish properties helps you make those stubborn scars disappear.

3. It can make your scars, marks and blemishes disappear.

It’s not easy to make it through life without a single scar. However, as unavoidable as they are, we still work very hard to get rid of scars, marks and blemishes that comes up due to various reasons such as acne, insect bites and minor cuts. With calamine, you can easily make all unwanted scars, marks and blemishes disappear, thanks to its healing properties. Simply use it as a much cheaper and a lot more effective anti-marks cream!

4. Calamine can protect your skin from the sun.

The sun has a way if creating a lot of skin issues, the main of which is sun burns. Calamine lotion, with its soothing and healing properties, is a tried and tested solution for sun burns, healing your skin while nourishing it from the inside. As it’s a lotion that nourishes and protects, you get the dual benefit of sun protection along with skin nourishment! What more could you ask for?

5. It’s also great as a night cream.

Soothe, nourish and heal your skin at night with Calamine. Its nourishing properties can give your skin the care it deserves as you rest after a long day. Wake up with fresh and beautiful skin when you use calamine as a night cream.

6. It improves and evens skin tone.

Beautiful, unblemished and scar-free skin is the result of regular usage of calamine as a lotion. Kaolin, a component of Calamine, has the ability to give you radiant skin. Used as a foundation over make – up will protect your skin from the harmful effects of the chemicals in cosmetics, all the while moisturizing and nourishing your skin. Calamine will also hydrate your skin, and help reduce acne and dark spots.

7. Calamine has anti-ageing properties

Regular application of Calamine will help you avoid wrinkles and lines, giving you smooth and beautiful skin. Besides, Calamine is proven to be safe, a much safer alternative to the overpriced anti-aging alternatives you find on the cosmetics shelf!

8. It can also help you solve the waxing / shaving problem.

We all have been through the perils of waxing and shaving, where within 24 hours our skin becomes dry and itchy. As a post wax / shave moisturizer, Lacto Lotion can soothe your skin while locking the moisture in, thereby giving you a healthy and beautiful body. It is also an alternative to shaving cream, and can give you a much smoother and cleaner shave than traditional shaving cream or soap.

So the next time you wear Lacto Lotion, remember that you are protected from the sun, well moisturized and that your skin tone is improved, all in one go!

Are you a calamine convert too?