Monday, July 26, 2010

Always have a bottle of calamine lotion {Product Review}

Lactocalamine Skinsurance Classic for oily skin
Just a small advise from my side for everyone irrespective of their skin type is to always have a bottle of calamine lotion at home. Sudden and unexpected outbreaks are no irregular in the lives we lead even for the driest of the skins and in the unlikeliest of the weathers. These outbreaks are all thanks to our lifestyle and the pollution around us and not to forget the amount of chemicals we are slathering.

So, always keep a bottle of calamine lotion or a clay mask. And, when ever you have an outbreak, you can use either of them. A topical (on spot) application is fine with the lotion where as a clay mask should be done for the complete face. And, if I am not wrong, I should say a weekly or monthly application of a clay mask is actually not a bad idea for any skin type because it absorbs all the dirt from the skin and balances the oil production.  

You can read this post to know why clay masks are necessary for skin. So, go and get yourself a calamine lotion today if you do not have one and you would not be bothered with pimples and acne and other outbreaks. Calamine lotion works well for short notices and temporary fixes and acts as a great foundation for your make up without making your face oily. And, it also holds make up for long.

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40 comments:

  1. great info. but should i buy the lacto-calamine lotion, which comes in a purple bottle? :P

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  2. hey Kuheli...well that depends on your choice but I personally found he classic one to be better :)

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  3. my skin is acne prone and oily and i still couldnt get to like lactocalamine. . .it feels so dry on skin . . . :(

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    1. it has zinc oxide so you might feel dry because of that :) the suspicious thing is that sometimes my face becomes quite oily after applying lactocalamine...like after an hour or two but I still like it :)

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    2. Have you tried the Green cap one? It is supposed to b 4 dry skin but works gr8 on combination skin too. I also use it as a daily moisturizer cum sunscreen.
      -Sana

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    3. hi Sana, are you talking about the green bottle??? yes, I had tried it long back but honestly, didn't like it.
      btw, you can't use lactocalamine as a sunscreen. the quantity of zinc oxide is very less and it doesn't really protect skin from sun's rays even if you don't get tanned so I would recommend you to get a sunscreen, preferably neutrogena.

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  4. i think as i have oily skin in summer i use the purple one and in winter or monsoon when my skin is dry i use the green one.
    If use it for 5 months continue there will good devlopment in u r skin.
    Thank U

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    1. yes, it definitely improves the skin tone and texture naturally!!! and, serves really well for makeup but does sometimes makes the skin sweat badly!!!

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  5. Hello friends
    lacto calamine can be use das foundition and it holds the make up upto 2 hours
    it cna be used as boy lotion in summer and winter

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  6. I started getting large acne on my clear skin when i started using lacto calamine....

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    1. probably it doesn't suit your skin and since you don't have any issues, better not to change the routine!!

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  7. What is tthe difference between purple n while bottle of lacto calamine????

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    1. hi Chhavi...i am not sure because I have not seen the white bottle yet but it must be only different skin types!!

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  8. What is tthe difference between purple n while bottle of lacto calamine????

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  9. My skin is dry can u suggest me that wat should i use for my dry skin?????
    -Pooja

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    1. use rustic art aloe gel:
      http://www.perfectskincareforyou.com/2012/03/rustic-art-aloevera-gel.html
      it hydrates the skin from inside :)

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  10. I have EXTREME case of eczema on my both my hands and mostly in between and on my fingers and I have used EVERYTHING possibe and I was wondering if I could use regular calamine lotion?? Cause I use my hands very often and hot water,sweat,heat and stress is what flares it so any suggestions?? -Amanda

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    1. i do not think calamine lotion would be the best choice because it does not moisturize the skin. i would suggest you consult a doctor for proper treatment of the condition.

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  11. I have EXTREME case of eczema on my both my hands and mostly in between and on my fingers and I have used EVERYTHING possibe and I was wondering if I could use regular calamine lotion?? Cause I use my hands very often and hot water,sweat,heat and stress is what flares it so any suggestions?? -Amanda

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  12. I have red spots on my face from pimples is they are cured from this lacto calamine

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    1. yes, they should be cured. please give it a try :)
      also, apply ginger juice on your red marks every night. that also helps!

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  13. i have dry skin.. And got pimples on my face.. Some are big red pimples, and others r very small which r not visible but i can feel them when i touch my face.. Shud i try LC

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    1. yes do try but remember that lc is drying so you will have to be careful. instead you can also try using ginger juice on the pimples. that helps a lot.

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  14. i have oily skin type... nd have sum pimples on my face... m a school student . d hours i spend in school...my skin becomes too oily..n i end up having a pimple or two till afternoon... will lactocalamine work for me...??

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    1. yes, it will. try it out and also use sunscreen in the day time. also, use ginger juice on the pimples. they heal quickly!!

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  15. m a school student...15 yrs old... i have an oily skin type.... d hours i spend in school...my skin becomes too oily n i end up hving a pimple or two by d end of d day.... will lacto calamine work for me..??

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  16. m a school student... i hv an oily skin type.... d hours i spend in school..my skin becomes too oily ... n i end up hving a pimple or two by d end of d day..... will lactocalamine work for me..???

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  17. Hi, I have been using Ponds white beauty cream for a while . But, recently one of my friends suggested to go for Lacto calamine classic. After using it for two days, i noticed, tiny boils erupted on my face. I have not applied it as a make up base or so. I just dabbed some quantity on my face before stepping out in sun and the same I followed before retiring to bed. Can any one suggest, if i could apply lactocalamine first as a base and over that this ponds white beauty.My face is oily in summer and vice-versa in winter.

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  18. I am 16 years old. My skin is oily nd have some pimples...wil lacto calamine work for me?

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    1. No , use Retino-A , lactocalamine is only for oil control , so before going to bed use Seba Med Ph.5.5 face wash , this combination will give you a beautiful pimple free face

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    2. hi Abhilash. is ths is a doctor's prescription because unless prescribed it is always better to stay away from such medicated products like retino-A. i would say the 16 year old better go to a doc for consultation once for a compete analysis.

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  19. To anonymous user regarding Ponds beauty cream and calamine:

    I would not combine the two together, as this may have clogged the pores, forming those boils (combined with the sweat and oil throughout the day.)

    If you prefer the beauty cream, use it alone/not-mixed with any other creams. Some chemicals react with each other (which is why brands create separate product-lines; some skin is more sensitive to over-exposure of chemicals, so the 'sensitive-skin' products are created with a lighter compound of ingredients.

    Calamine lotion is also intended for bug bites or rashes- skin that is already irritated/inflamed. It's best used in moderation, when needed, because it is drying. Beauty creams can be re-applied, as the chemical compound Is easier for the skin to absorb (as it was intended for)

    I hope this helps.

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