May 02, 2021 2 min read

 


Can it be that the well-known pink lotion will become the irreplaceable staple of your skincare routine? The chances are high.


FIRST AND FOREMOST, WHAT IS CALAMINE?


Calamine, or calamine lotion, is a formulation famous for its excellent skin soothing properties - no wonder since its main active ingredient is zinc oxide, a substance of exceptional anti-inflammatory activity. It can owe its beautiful light pink colour to a slight amount of iron oxide - a pigmented compound which also offers certain beautifying benefits.


HOW DOES CALAMINE WORK?


Numerous advantages can be ascribed to zinc oxide, one of which surely is its anti-inflammatory characteristic. Because of it, the ingredient wonderfully alleviates skin irritation as well as associated symptoms like pruritis (skin itching), erythema (skin reddening) and cumbersome discomfort. It does so via multiple metabolic pathways in the skin cells, including the regulation of the immune cell function and reducing the production of pro-inflammatory mediators like nitric oxide. The skin is at ease again.


Moreover, zinc oxide possesses extraordinary antibacterial properties, also against the acne-causing bacteria Propionibacterium acnes. According to multiple studies, its efficacy is comparable to topical anti-acne antibiotics. Additionally, the ingredient suppresses and actively regulates one’s sebum production, maintaining it at a healthy level.


At the same time, iron oxide is shown to enhance the protective activity of zinc oxide, mainly against various sorts of light including UV radiation.


WHO IS CALAMINE FOR?


Calamine will work for multiple conditions and skin types on both the drier and the oilier side of the spectrum. If you are prone to dryness and discomfort, hence your skin barrier is impaired and your skin is more susceptible to irritation, calamine will bring relief. Accordingly, it has been proven effective in such ailments like chronic eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and skin wounds. It will also successfully mitigate sunburn and post-workout irritation. Simultaneously, if you struggle with excessive oiliness and/or acne, calamine will gently balance your sebum production and prevent breakouts. Additionally, it will promote faster skin healing once the blemishes are gone. In any event, the skin will end up calm and soothed. 


IS CALAMINE FOR ME?


Sure it is, both if you want to long-term improve the health of your skin and prevent transient irritation or breakouts. Apply calamine to cleansed skin and allow it to dry. Enjoy a soothed, clear complexion!


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