Calamine is a lotion used as a medication to treat mild itchiness which includes sunburns, poison oak, insect bites and other mild skin conditions. It helps to dry out the skin irritation. It is applied on skin as a cream or a lotion.
Calamine is a combination of ferric oxide and zinc oxide. The additional ingredients include calcium hydroxide and phenol.
The lotion works by the counter irritant effects. Once it is applied on the skin it evaporates and produces a cooling effect in the process.
LACTO Calamine is a skin care cosmetic product introduced by one of the leading pharmaceutical company and a renowned names in the field of health and beauty; Piramal Healthcare.
Lacto Calamines is a moisturizing lotion consisting of ingredients like Kaolin, Glycerin, Castor Oil, Water, Zinc Carbonate, Zinc Oxide, etc. The ingredients are prominently used in the skin care regime by a lot of people.
Uses and Benefits:
Lacto Calamine is a wonderful product to suit your daily moisturizing needs. The lotion is perfect for all skin types. Lacto Calamine lotion keeps a dry skin hydrated enough to give you a nourished skin. The lotion is also a perfect option for those having oily skin.
Lacto Calamine can also be used as a makeup base due to its absorbent properties which even outs the skin and acts as a smooth base for applying makeup.
The lotion is also good for skin which is prone to damage from the sun and other polluting agents because the calamine present in the product acts on aiding the healing of your skin and is known to be very effective in sunburns.
Calamine in the product is enriched with antiseptic properties which act as a perfect astringent for minor skin problems and skin allergies.
Carbonates and Zinc Oxide in the lotion makes it an ideal lotion for protection against harmful sun rays.
It is also helpful in removing dead skin cells from the skin.
The glycerin in the lotion keeps the skin moisturized and prevents the skin from drying out.
Kaolin; and emulsifier helps in improving the texture of the skin and leaves you with a replenished skin. Kaolin also helps reduce dark spots on daily application.
You can also use the lotion as a remedy for diaper rashes in babies. It keeps the skin free from moisture and prevents the rashes.
A common symptom in pregnant women where the body begins to itch is also known as Pruritus. The mild attacks can be successfully treated with the antipruritic preparations like calamine lotion.
The lotion can also be used to cure armpit rashes which cause inflammation, irritation and discomfort. Calamine lotion accelerates the healing process.
Calamine Lotion which also contains camphor, phenol and menthol soothes the skin and dry out the chicken pox blisters because if the accompanying fever and body aches are one side of an equation then the uncomfortable blisters are the other side.
You can also supplement the lotion with colloidal oatmeal baths for relieving itching during chickenpox.
Ferrous and Zinc Oxide in calamine lotion plays an important role. While the former improves the skin tone, the latter is serves as an antiseptic which prevents infections.
Calamine Lotion is also capable to treat hives and help relieve itching by cooling the skin.
Calamine Lotion can also treat genital warts and even kill the virus. Doctor’s consultation in this case is equally important.
Calamine Lotion may not be the ultimate cure and solution for few skin ailments but it sure does relieve the symptoms and help you deal with them.