Caring for Sensitive Skin

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Skin sensitivity is something most of us encounter at some point in our lives, thanks to excessive heat, prolonged exposure to the cold, or certain chemicals that act as skin irritants. However, for some, this is a chronic condition, and many suffer from skin sensitivity on a daily basis.

If you are prone to mild skin reactions, constant rashes, skin redness, dry skin and constantly experience reactions to skin care products and detergents, you probably have sensitive skin. If you suffer with any of these symptoms, it is strongly recommended that you see your dermatologist for an effective diagnosis and treatment plan.
Caring for sensitive skin is very important. Afterall, your skin is the largest organ in your body. If you think you suffer with skin sensitivity, be sure to follow these steps.

1. Natural Fabrics all the way

What you wear can affect the health of your skin. Studies have shown a greater prevalence for skin sensitivity when it comes to artificial fabrics such as Nylons and Polyesters. Friction caused on the skin by tight clothing also has been identified as a cause for skin sensitivity. Loose, Light clothing in natural fabrics such as Cottons and Linens are highly recommended for individuals suffering with skin sensitivity. However, these triggers are very person specific, so make sure to understand what works for you.

2. Moisturize

A key symptom of skin sensitivity is dry skin, where the moisture of the skin is stripped off, leaving the outer skin layer sensitive. Ensuring that your skin is always moisturized, especially if you are working in an air-conditioned environment, is key in managing your skin sensitivity. Make sure to pick a product that is made with natural ingredients and minimal chemicals and fragrances, such as the Morisons Lacto Hydra Intense Cream, which is specifically designed to treat dryness that causes skin sensitivity.

3. Identify your triggers

Different factors cause skin sensitivity to different people, and you need a highly individualized regimen in treating and managing skin sensitivity. In addition to reducing irritation caused by friction of your clothes and ensuring that your skin is moisturized at all times, make sure to listen to your skin. Do your own investigations on what causes skin irritation – is it the perfume you wear? A detergent you use? A fabric softener? Isolating the cause of skin irritation can help you manage your skin sensitivity. Once you know what the trigger is, avoiding it can help you manage your skin condition.

4. Avoid the extreme heat and the cold

Extreme weather conditions such as excess heat or cold, can affect your skin sensitivity. Be sure to cover up and not expose your skin to extreme weather conditions. Make sure your water is not too hot or cold when you wash. A balanced temperature can help your skin stabilize.

Skin Sensitivity is a common problem faced by many, and with the right care and precaution, is a perfectly manageable condition. If sensitive skin is disrupting your daily life, or causing you undue discomfort, be sure to meet your dermatologist.

Sources

Pons-Guiraud A. Sensitive skin: A complex and multifactorial syndrome. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2004;3:145–8

Berardesca E, Fluhr JW, Maibach HI. What is sensitive skin? In: Berardesca E, Fluhr JW, Maibach HI, editors. Dermatology: Clinical and Basic Science Series, Sensitive Skin Syndrome. New York: Taylor and Francis Group; 2006

Björnberg A. Skin reactions to primary irritants in men and women. Acta Derm Venereol. 1975;55:191–4.

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5 signs that you have sensitive skin

5 signs you have sensitive skin

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Sensitive skin is not something that can be diagnosed easily. It impacts different people, differently. But it is very important to understand your skin type and to make sure that you take good care of your skin. Understanding this will help you make the right decisions when it comes to using skincare products, and managing your diet, and will reduce the risk of unforeseen side effects.

So how can you know if your skin is, indeed sensitive? Here are 5 signs of sensitive skin.

1. Your skin reacts to everything

Skin-reactions

If you have sensitive skin, the rate of your skin reacting to beauty care products, soaps, fragrances, detergents etc. will be high. This changes from person to person, based on the sensitivity spectrum, but if you constantly see your skin turning red, becoming dry or becoming itchy as a result of various products, then you may have sensitive skin. For some people, the skin even tends to react to the cold, heat or even the wind.

2. Dry skin

Are you constantly battling with dry skin, especially in the AC or when exposed to a fan? Does cold dry weather make your skin paper-like, causing you to break out for your skin to crack? Most of the time, dry skin is a sign of sensitive skin. As dry skin is always prone to infections, be sure to use a mild moisturizer with Calamine and witch hazel that calm soothes and heal your skin.

3. Rashes

rashes

People with sensitive skin tend to suffer from frequent rashes – triggered by a number of reasons such as cosmetics, sanitizers etc. These are red, dry or flaky bumps that appear on your skin when exposed to a trigger. Rashes usually disappear when the trigger is washed off – and you can apply a gentle moisturizer with calamine to make sure that there is no lasting damage to your skin from the rash.

However, some people may suffer from allergic reactions which show similar symptoms on your skin with additional symptoms such as nausea, headaches and palpitations, in which case immediately consult your doctor.   

4. Redness

skin-redness

If you experience frequent redness due to heat, or skin irritants, your skin is possibly sensitive. Redness can occur as blushing, or even as red bumps and rashes. Keep an eye out to see how your skin reacts, and try your best to avoid the irritants.

5. Breakouts

breakouts

People with sensitive skin almost always suffer with constant break outs, and standard acne medication does not seem to work. These look look like red bumps and pustules, and if you suspect you have breakouts caused due to sensitive skin, immediately consult your dermatologist.

Sensitive skin is a very common issue, which many of us suffer from. However, it is a manageable condition. All you need is to keep an eye out on what can cause your skin to irritate, and keep a soothing, mild, moisturizing lotion with calamine, such as Morison Lacto Calamine Lotion, with you at all times so that you can soothe your skin at any time!

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The After-work Cleansing Ritual

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Heading out to work these days takes a lot of preparation. Hair tied up, mask on and don’t you dare forget your hand sanitizer! It is important to stay vigilant and stay safe these days, especially when you travel to work on a daily basis. It is also equally important to make sure that these safety precautions do not impact your skin in the long run.

Mask-ne

One of the biggest side effects of wearing a mask all day is Mask-ne. When the fabric of the mask creates constant friction against the skin on your face, the skin irritation caused by this leads to an outbreak of acne. The mask also covers the lower half of your face, and this leads to clogged pores as the sweat on your face is blocked by the mask, again resulting in Acne. Acne, caused because of masks, are now commonly known as “mask-ne”.

Dry – Skin

Another side effect of all these precautions is dry skin, especially on your hand. It is an excellent practice to sanitize your hand often, but the constant exposure to alcohol rubs off all the natural oils from your hand, leading to dry skin.

So how do we keep our skin safe from these necessary precautions? It is very important to stick to a stringent post-work cleansing ritual to ensure that your skin is clean from all impurities and that it retains all its essential moisture.

Step 1: Cleanse

The moment you step into your house, make sure to cleanse your face and body with a mild yet effective cleanser. Avoid the harsh chemical cleansers as your skin is exposed to a heavy alcohol content from hand sanitizers. Opt for a mild cleansing agent that can cleanse your pores and clean up all that pollution and sweat.

Once a week, be sure to purify and deep cleanse your skin, with a mud mask or a sugar mask.

Step 2: Moisturize

Once you’ve cleansed and purified your skin, moisturize your skin with a gentle moisturizer such as the Lacto Calamine Lotion. The Calamine in the lotion will heal your skin from the irritation caused by the friction from the mask, and the witch hazel in the lotion will clear away the oil and dead skin cells while protecting the skin from bacteria and fungi. Don’t forget to apply the moisturizer on your hands as well, as this is the area that is most exposed to sanitizer, leading to excessive dryness.

It’s even better if you can use the lotion as a night cream so that your skin has time to heal and recover before the next day.

Step 3: Wash your reusable mask, every day.

Your mask traps in moisture for a significant time frame during the day. This accumulated moisture is a breeding ground for all types of bacteria, which is also a cause for Maskne. In addition, your mask protects you from external impurities, and this is why it is imperative for you to wash your reusable mask every day. It is highly recommended to use a cotton or linen mask, as the naturally breathable fabric can trap particles and keep them from reaching your nose. Whichever mask you use, do not forget to wash them every day, or if you use a single-use mask, replace the mask every day and do not re-use single-use masks.

We all need to stay safe during these times, not only for us but for our loved ones. But that does not mean that we should compromise on our skincare. The simple steps of cleansing and moisturizing are easy enough to stay safe and keep your skin protected during these times.

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Caring for your skin in the midst of COVID-19

Caring for your skin in the midst of COVID-19

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The COVID 19 pandemic has changed life as we know it. From numerous plans to travel and go on adventures, we have been forced to stay at home and only go out for work and essential needs for our own safety.

Although this is not the ideal situation for us, staying indoors and the reduced exposure to dust and dirt is excellent news for our skin. Safe from harmful UV rays and impurities such as smoke, dust and dirt, with very little care, your skin can thrive as you stay home and stay safe.

However, don’t forget to compliment your skin with these easy skincare hacks, to make the most of your skins reduced exposure to impurities.

1. Drink lots of water

Drinking Water

We can’t emphasize this enough. Your skin needs to be hydrated to stay healthy. Many of us forget to regulate our water intake, so make a conscious effort to drink as much water as you can while at home.

Keeping an alarm every hour to drink water or drinking off a bottle so you can ensure that you have had at least 1.5 liters of water a day some ways in which you can regulate your daily water intake.

2. Avoid makeup and other applicants

No-Makeup

While you are at home and even when you go out for essentials, avoid wearing makeup. Your skin thrives when there are no applicants on, and the WHO guidelines encourage the reduced usage of makeup during the COVID 19 pandemic.

3. Eat right and exercise

Exercise

Make sure you eat as many vegetables and fruits as you can and avoid or reduce the intake of carbonated drinks and processed food items. It is important to follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly, for healthy and glowing skin.

4. Moisturize daily

The weather has been a little unpredictable these days, with a mix of unbearable heat and rain. The changes in the weather affect your skin, and it’s important to keep your skin moisturized. If your skin is prone to acne or dryness, be sure to use a mild moisturizer with Calamine and witch hazel.

5. Wash your face after cooking

Although dust and impurities from the outside are avoided by staying inside, one of the biggest skin pollutants that affect us are the oils and steam from cooking. Although this is unavoidable, be sure to wash your face with a milk face wash after cooking to clean your skin off any oil/steam particles that may have gotten on your face.

6. Notice your skin’s reaction to your face mask

Face Mask

Wearing a face mask is mandatory when we head out. However, as there are multiple types of face masks out there – the reaction of our skin to different types of masks may vary. Notice how your skin reacts to your masks: some have complained of dryness, and of pimples as a result of wearing a mask all day. The best option for a mask would be a cloth/cotton mask that covers your face well. If your skin is prone to dryness and acne, dab a little bit of Lacto Calamine lotion on the areas with the irritation before you wear the mask.

This is the best time for your skin, with reduced sun exposure and impurities. But be sure to take good care of your skin, so that your skin will be healthy and young in the long run.

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Why does my skin itch when it’s hot?

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It’s February – and an unusually warm February at that. The heat is unbearable and the lack of rain isn’t helping as it seems to get hotter and hotter during day time. But what makes a very warm day worse, is a warm, itchy day.

Does your skin itch when it’s hot? Does a quick walk in the sun (maybe to the supermarket) leave you scratching your exposed skin for the rest of the day? Why does your skin itch when it’s hot?!

1. Heat rash

When the weather is warm and you keep sweating, your sweat pores tend to get clogged, creating itchy bumps on your skin. This is mostly seen in areas where the skin folds, such as elbows and knees, but can appear anywhere. Heat rash usually disappears on its own, but if the rash makes you uncomfortable, apply a non greasy lotion such as Lacto Calamine on the affected area. Do not use any oil based moisturizers as it will only make it worse.

2. Sun rash

If you break out in itchy red bumps every time you go out in the sun, it means you are suffering with photo dermatitis. This is when the sun triggers a case of eczema on your skin. Treating this requires a visit to the dermatologist, but don’t forget to stay safe with your sun lotion, applied over a base lotion that contains calamine, which has healing properties, to keep your skin safe.

3. The Air Conditioner

You run into your air-conditioned room to stay safe from the hot hot sun, but the air conditioner can dry out your skin in no time, causing it to itch even more. If you stay in an air-conditioned room on a daily basis, don’t forget to drink lots and lots of water and stay hydrated. Also, keep reapplying your moisturizer every time you feel your skin drying up, to retain the moisture.

At all times , avoid scratching when an itch hits you. Excessive scratching can break your skin, leaving to skin discoloration and scars. A mild lotion, always with Calamine, such as Lacto Calamine Lotion for example, is a must have during this hot weather to keep your skin soothed and safe.

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How to stay safe from skin problems caused by air pollution

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Recently , Colombo was covered in the much talked about smog – a blanket of polluted air allegedly all the way over from New Delhi. Environmental watch dogs continue to share alerts on the increasing levels of air pollution in the city of Colombo, and all over the country.

Air pollution, aided and abetted by the many factors such as emissions from vehicles, improper garbage disposal and factory emissions, is a very real and very relevant problem right now. Many of us are aware and take precautions to avoid the negative effects of Air Pollution on our health , but many of us aren’t aware about the effect this has on our skin.

So how does air pollution affect our skin?

1. Premature skin aging

Us Sri Lankans are already under the threat of premature skin aging due to over exposure from the sun. In addition to this, as proven by research , particulate matter emissions from traffic related air pollution, has shown to cause a 20% increase in pigment spots on the forehead and cheeks.

Further, indoor air pollution caused, for example, by cooking with solid fuels, has shown a significant increase in pigment spots and wrinkles.

2. Eczema

Eczema is, usually a generic disease. However, research has shown that increased levels of air pollution can trigger eczema , specially in children. Air pollution also triggers attacks of eczema in people who have the condition in a dormant state. Furthermore, certain researches have so shown that individuals with no genetic history of eczema ended up with the condition due to toxins in the air.

3. Hives

We have all experienced hives atleast once in our lives. This is usually a reaction to a specific allergen such as a food item, medication or insect. However, experiencing sudden hives with no visible trigger is quite possibly a result of high levels of air pollution. A study in Canada has shown a direct relationship between increased levels of air pollution and increased outbreaks of hives.

4. Acne

Even people with perfectly healthy skin are at risk of getting acne due to the pollutants in air. The impurities that land on the skin, clog existing pores and these lead to outbreaks of acne. A breakout of acne can lead to issues such as pimples and scarring of the skin.

How do we keep our skin safe from air pollution?

1. Use a lotion or a moisturizer

Additional layers of moisturizer or a soothing lotion creates a block between the external environment and your skin. This will keep your skin safe as you travel / commute. Opt to use a lotion with skin healing and sun protecting ingredients such as calamine.

2. Cleanse

Make it a habit to use a mild cleanser everyday, and exfoliate to rid your skin of all impurities it may have collected throughout the day. A thorough daily clean up routine is very important in keeping your skin safe from pollution.

3. Use a healing lotion that includes Calamine

Calamine, as an ingredient, has multi faceted properties including healing from sub burns, skin soothing properties and scar healing properties. The lacto calamine lotion , in addition to hosting all the properties of calamine, also includes witch hazel, which helps in healing minor skin wounds and scars.

Air pollution is a reality we must all live with, and it’s in our own best interest to take all necessary precautions to protect our skin from the negative effects of air pollution.

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Dealing with Hand – Foot and Mouth Disease

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Does your little one suddenly have angry red blisters inside the mouth, and on the skin of the hands and feet? Do these leave them uncomfortable and sometimes screaming in pain?

Hand, Foot and Mouth disease has recently made a recurrence in Sri Lanka, and we are seeing a lot of reported cases around the country. Mainly affecting toddlers and children, the Hand, Foot and Mouth disease can also be contracted by adults, yet very rarely.

What is this Hand, Foot and Mouth disease?

Hand, Foot and Mouth disease is a moderately contagious viral infection, which is spread by direct contact from person to person. It’s known to begin with a mild fever, followed by small red spots in the insides of the cheeks, gums and sides of the tongue. At the same time, rashes will also develop on the palms, fingers and soled of the feet. These will last between 7 – 10 days, and will then disappear, with no recorded complications.

How to manage Hand, Foot and Mouth disease?

The treatment for hand, foot and mouth disease is based on the symptoms, and it is strongly advised to consult a pediatrician if the symptoms such as spots in the mouth and rashes in hand and foot are visible in the child. However, it is medically recommended to use a cooling lotion, with soothing ingredients such as witch hazel and calamine (Such as Lacto Lotion) to manage the rashes on the skin. The lotion will also help in avoiding scarring of skin and itchiness.

How to avoid Hand, Foot and Mouth disease?

Being a viral infection, that is spread from person to person, hygiene is crucial in avoiding Hand, Foot and Mouth disease in children. It is recommended for children and care givers to frequently wash their hands, specially after visiting public spaces an using public transport. It is also advised not to let children have close contact with other children who are suspected to have Hand, Foot and Mouth disease, such as hugging, and sharing utensils etc. If, your child is suspected to have Hand, Foot and Mouth disease, it is recommended that the child is kept home away from school and public areas until the symptoms wear off, to avoid transmission.

Children generally become immune towards Hand, Foot and Mouth disease after the first infection, yet find it a very uncomfortable disease to have if infected. It is advised, always, to focus on effective hygiene practices for your children to keep them safe from such viral infections.

 

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5 Ways to Sun-Proof Your Skin

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The sun is upon us! (literally). Between March to April, the sun is pretty much overhead us, making the days warmer and the sun rays stronger. What does this mean to your skin? Well, it means that your skin needs a lot more protection, and a heavy duty skin protection regime needs to be embraced, to keep your skin safe from the harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Following are 5 easy ways to sun-proof your skin this season – with minimal effort!

1. Coconut Oil

Fortified with Vitamin E that actively nourishes and protects your skin, applying half a teaspoon of pure coconut oil on your skin before you face the sun is a simple way of staying sun protected! Labelled as a natural sun-screen, coconut oil acts as a layer on your skin, providing protection from harmful sun rays. However, this option is only recommended if you have dry or normal skin, as is not recommended for oily skin.

2. Incorporate a moisturizer with sun protection into your make-up routine

Most of us pay significant focus to our daily make-up routine. What if you can make your make-up sun proof? When Lacto Calamine is a part of your daily routine, your skin is automatically sun protected. Acting as a moisturizer, skin healer and protector from UVA and UVB rays, the Lacto Calamine lotion, which contains Zinc Oxide that actively protects against sun damage, is one of the easiest means by which you can protect your skin from harmful sun rays.

3. Sunglasses

Your eyes are one of the most sensitive elements of your face which is not covered by sunscreen. Protect your eyes by regularly using a pair of sunglasses to cover up – it will help your eyes stay safe from harmful UV rays and help protect your sight in the long run.

4. Cover Up

Your wardrobe plays a significant role in protecting your skin from harmful sun rays. Always try to cover the sensitive sun exposed areas of your skin – the back of your neck, shoulders and arms etc. Use a shawl or an umbrella when you go out in the sun – an additional layer of protection is always recommended.

5. Moisturize – Moisturize – Moisturize

You know what the sun and the heat does to your skin? It dries it up. Always give priority to moisturizing your skin with a moisturizer that can heal and protect your skin. Look out for ingredients such as witch hazel, which protects your skin; Calamine which includes Zinc Oxide, which actively protects against UV damage, and protect and heals from sun damage; all of which are ingredients of Lacto Calamine!

All it takes, are a few lifestyle changes for you to completely protect your skin from harmful sun rays. Take action and don’t let your skin get damaged by the sun!

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Daily Skincare Routine to Avoid Pimples and Blackheads

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Pimples and Blackheads are every girl’s worst nightmare. But do you know how pimples and blackheads occur and why?

Pimples and blackheads are both types of blemishes that occur on the skin – and are quite distressing when they occur. A pimple is a blemish that is inflamed, and usually appears to be red, white or filled with a mucus like substance. A pimple that looks like a simple red bump is called a papule, and when some of these develop a pus-filled substance these are called pustules.

Blackheads on the other hand, are not inflamed, and are hardly visible unless you inspect your skin very closely. These are simply dark toned blemishes that occur on your skin.

Pimples occur when the pores in your skin are blocked, and oil and dead skin cells become trapped inside these. As the oil glands keep pumping oil to these blocked pores, the pore walls break and white blood cells rush in to the pores, creating a pus filled pimple.

Black heads, on the other hand, occur when the surface of a pore is blocked with the oils produced in your skin. With time, the surface of this oil filled blemish oxidizes, giving you the appearance of black heads.

Both these conditions can be treated with this simple daily skin care routine.

1. Cleanse

Use a mild cleanser every day to clear your pores off blocked oil and dirt. A cleanser opens up the pores in your skin and clears off all oil and grit within these pores. For both black heads and pimples, we’d recommend the honey cleanser, which is easy to find and chemical free. Simply apply a tea spoon of honey on your face and gently massage it in. Wash this off with mildly warm water. This is gentle and rejuvenating at the same time, making this the perfect daily cleanser.

2. Tone

A toner does the job of closing and sealing the pores that were opened and shrinks the pores that are over large while further cleansing the skin from left over debris. Once you cleanse your face, it is important to use a toner. We recommend the homemade cucumber toner, where you simply grate a cucumber and squeeze the juice out for immediate use. You can also keep this refrigerated for up to 2 days. Simply apply the juice on your face using upwards motions. Wash this off using cold water.

3. Moisturize

Before you go out to start your day, use a moisturizer that nourishes your skin while protecting it from harmful UV rays. The Lacto Calamine cream is ideal for Dry skin and the lotion is ideal for oily skin – and both have the capability of nourishing your skin from the inside thanks to its unique ingredients. Whilst Witch Hazel nourishes the skin from the inside, Calamine heals the skin from all its blemishes, whilst providing protection from the sun.

This daily routine will, in no time relive your skin from pimples and blackheads! Yes, getting rid of pimples and blackheads are easy as the three steps of cleansing, toning and moisturizing!

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5 easy steps to get rid of skin blemishes

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A blemish is a woman’s worst nightmare. That discolored patch of skin that stands out from your normal skin tone has given many women, many sleepless nights. But what exactly is a blemish? It is important to understand this before we try to treat these blemishes.

Skin blemishes are patches of discoloration, marks or spots on your skin. These may occur anywhere, from face, arm to legs. There are many causes of blemishes, the most prominent of which is Acne. Acne is a condition where the pores in your skin or hair follicles gets clogged with oil, bacteria or dirt. The resulting pimple, blackhead or whitehead ends up leaving tiny marks, leading to blemishes caused by Acne. Another cause of blemishes is papules. These occur as a result of conditions such as chicken pox, eczema and dermatitis, resulting in larger patches of discolored skin. Hyperpigmentation, which is an overproduction of melanin causing uneven skin tone is also a leading cause of blemishes. Hyperpigmentation occurs due to sun exposure and acne scarring.

The solution to getting rid of blemishes is two-fold. If you already have blemishes, you need to treat these scars, and if you are prone to suffer with conditions such as acne, eczema and dermatitis, you need to follow a schedule of preventing the causes of blemishes.

Here are 5 easy steps to get rid of blemishes for a clear and even toned skin, while avoiding conditions that cause them!

1. Calamine

Calamine is a natural scar healing agent and is a tried and tested treatment for unsightly blemishes. Lacto Calamine comes with a combination of Calamine and Witch Hazel, which together have healing properties as well as skin balancing properties. These will help you get rid of those blemishes in no time, while giving you an even skin tone.

2. Baking Soda

Baking soda has the unique ability to balance the pH level of your skin. It can also slowly rid your skin of the accumulated dead skin cells. Mix one tea spoon of baking soda with a little bit of water to make a thick paste, and apply it on your blemish. Leave it on for 5 – 10 minutes and wash off. With regular use, this can make your blemishes disappear altogether.

3. Egg white

Packed full of natural enzymes that can help lighten your skin tone, using egg white as a face mask twice a week will help you lighten those scars while balancing your skin tone. Apply egg white on your face using upward strokes, and leave it on for 20 – 30 minutes before washing off.

4. Honey

Honey contains emollient properties that can nourish and revitalize your skin cells. It also contains antioxidants that remove free radicals, and replace the dead skin cells with healthy ones. Apply a layer of honey on your blemishes and leave on for 10 minutes before washing off. Use this treatment daily for best results.

5. Toothpaste

Surprisingly, toothpaste can absorb the excess oils in your skin, drying out your acne. The peppermint in the toothpaste also helps in the healing of the blemish, helping you get rid of it quite easily.

Blemishes are a secondary result of a number of factors that cause them. It is very important to understand the cause of your blemish and treat the cause than the symptom.

After all, prevention is always better than cure when it comes to your skin! 

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