Every girl has her beauty secrets. Some are willing to share these and some girls just want to keep it a secret. Luckily I'm one of those girls who likes to share!
Today I will be discussing a multifunctional product that every girl should have in her stash: Sudocrem!
Sudocrem is the thick, white cream for baby butts. You probably know it that way. But I'm here to tell you there are other ways to use this product from heaven!
Who doesn't know Sudocrem? At least one mommy in your family or environment uses it/has used it on the little butt of her child. But there's more to know about Sudocrem!
If you have sensitive skin like I do, you know the problem of shaving: the itch, little bumps and irritation. This is how I discovered the benefits of Sudocrem. When a baby has irritation on the butt, it's similar to the irritation that I coped with after I shaved. So I bought a jar and that was the day heaven opened up to me. Okay, that's a little exaggerated, but you get the point!
Let me sketch a scenario for you. You just shaved down under. After, you put on some beautiful panties: they're a little tight on the sides (bikini line) and the material is lace. Can you predict what will happen? Irritation and itch, guaranteed.
After you shaved, put on some Sudocrem and you'll be fine! A little side note: of course everyone reacts differently on products, but from what I've heard, it has a positive effect on almost everyone. Oh, and watch out with black panties and too much Sudocrem. It might transform your black panties into white panties!
Sudocrem is also a good product for spots. I did a little research (just a little) and I'll try to explain how it works on spots.
Sudocrem contains zinc oxide, benzyl benzoate, benzyl cinnamate, BHA (beta-hydroxy-acid) and a little lavender oil.
Zinc oxide is also used in skin care products for acne. This ingredient makes the pores appear smaller, works anti-inflammatory and it gives a matte finish. Bezyl benzoate and benzyl cinnamate stimulate the skin to produce new skin cells and it stimulates the skin to recover itself. BHA works anti-inflammatory too, but it also prevents inflammation. And last but not least, Sudocrem contains lavender oil, which kills bacteria, helps with infected skin and an irritated skin.
So. Funny thing is, I didn't know all this when I started using Sudocrem on my spots. I just thought: well if it helps with the irritation on my shaved body parts, it has to stop a spot too. After all a spot is irritation. Looking back at that, I like my thinking.. Haha!
Anyway, I have combination skin, so if it works on me, it doesn't say that much. At least, that's what I thought. My aunt and her daughter have problem skin. They have many spots and my aunt even suffers acne on her chin. I told them to try Sudocrem. They did and after a few days the results were positive! My aunts acne had decreased and my cousin's skin looked better too.
My experience is that when I use Sudocrem on a spot, the first day the spot hurts less, the second day it's less red and the third day it's gone. Three days, ladies, and the bastard is gone! No more waiting 14 days before the pimple has decided to move (from your cheek to your forehead..). I like to use it at night, before I go to sleep. Sudocrem is white and leaves the skin white, so I recommend you use it at night too. Besides, while sleeping your skin is repairing itself and Sudocrem can help your skin doing so.
EDIT: Grace/Allthatslap pointed me on this blog post about acne (and Sudocrem)! I suggest you read this, before you actually decide to use it on your face!!
My jar of Sudocrem. Not much left!
Other things you can use it for
Mostly I use Sudocrem for my spots and after shaving. But there are many more ways to use this amazing product. You can use it on:
- The baby butt. Duh.
- Any redness (I also use it after I tweezed my eyebrows)
- Dry skin
- Damaged skin
- Minor burns
- Bed sores
- Chicken pox
- And as a night cream (for dry skin)
This post about Sudocrem contains tips and things I personally experienced. When I cope with spots, I see result after 3-4 days. My cousin's only and impure skin got better after 3-4 weeks. It is possible that your skin reacts differently on Sudocrem. Keep in mind that Sudocrem contains a mineral oil (paraffinum liquidum), so there is a slight chance that your skin will get worse if you use it for a long period. Your skin can get clogged because of the mineral oil. I recommend you try it on your spots, but not for a long period. I don't want anything on my conscience and, even worse, I don't want your skin to get even worse! Also, this is not to scare you. I just like to completely inform my readers: the pros and the cons.
Well, there you go! A crash course How To Use Sudocrem. Sudocrem is not that expensive either, did I mention that? No? But that's the best part! I don't remember how much I paid for my 125g jar, but I think it was approximately €4,- A jar lasts you forever, so there's no need to buy a big one, actually! Unless you use your Sudocrem on your whole body (dry skin).
Hope you find the tips helpful and I hope that I explained it all well. Excuse my English, ladies (and gentlemen, why not). Most of you already know that English isn't my native language and explaining something that's less simple than how to put on makeup can be a bit hard for me sometimes. But I like to challenge myself, so that's why I ended up writing it anyway :)
If you have more tips on how to use Sudocrem, please share them in a comment!
Have you tried Sudocrem before?
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