Awhile back, I was in Target looking for a skin treatment free of salicylic acid, hydroxy acids, alpha and beta, benzoyl peroxide, etc. Basically, something that could help a few recent problems areas that I didn’t want to treat with a product that’s too harsh. Something a bit more natural.
Anyways, with a confused look on my face…I was approached by a representative from the English skincare line from England called Boots. She looked to see if anything she had would work for me. She was nice enough to talk to the pharmacist to see if she had any recommendations and came back to tell me that calendula gel or cream would be an effective, yet safe topical treatment to use on any acne, blemishes or skin irritations.
Please note: pregnant and breast feeding women should avoid using calendula.
I had heard of calendula gel but never had really used it. And I have to share that it proved to be a great alternative skin treatment for me. I noticed that just a dab of this gel on a problem spot I had, made it disappear literally less than 24 hours later.
So what exactly is it?
Calendula oil is comes from pot marigolds that we’ve all seen growing in gardens. These are those vibrant golden, orange hues flowers that grow nicely in many home gardens.
And how can we benefit?
- great all natural moisturizer for dry, chapped, chafed or irritated skin, that’s totally mild yet soothing
- perfect for people with really sensitive skin
- effective moisturizer to help with stretch marks post pregnancy because it helps stimulate collagen production and prevents scar tissue formation
- has antiseptic, anti-viral, anti-microbial, anti fungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which makes it incredibly useful for disinfecting, treating minor wounds, abrasion, cuts, scrapes, burns, acne, bee stings and other skin irritations
- helps reduce inflammation in skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis
- amazing all natural diaper rash remedy for babies – in fact many baby products have calendula as an ingredient such as California Baby and Weleda
So if you’re looking for an all natural treatment for any of these skin issues, then look into a calendula gel/cream. I think it would be a good idea to keep calendula gel/cream in your home first aid kit too – it’s sort of an all natural miracle skin solution! You can find calendula in most health food stores.
Do you have any natural skin treatment products that you’re using and that are actually working? Please share!