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Friday, August 26, 2011

Overnight spot treatment: Calamine lotion

Hello everyone!

In this post I will talk about Calamine lotion and how it can be used as an overnight acne treatment.

Calamine lotion is a mild astringent and antiseptic.  It relieves the symptoms of mild sunburn and it is commonly used for minor skin irritations (itching, pain, and discomfort).  It works by soothing and protecting the skin. The active ingredient in Calamine lotion is Zinc oxide.

Topical Zinc oxide is used to treat diaper rash, minor burns, severely chapped skin, or other minor skin irritations.  Zinc is a natural astringent that helps tighten the skin, therefore, reducing the appearance of large pores.  Astringents help dry the skin and reduce inflammation.  Zinc can also help reduce the irritation and itchiness attributed to acne.  Zinc also controls the amount of oil produced by the sebaceous glands.
Zinc oxide naturally protects the skin from sun damage.  So, when purchasing a sunscreen for your face, make sure the ingredients include zinc oxide.


Wash you face (or any effected area) as usual and gently towel dry.  It is very important to shake the bottle well before using.  Apply Calamine lotion to the effected skin, using a cotton swab.  You can apply more than one coat if you want.  Let the Calamine lotion dry and leave it on overnight.  Wash your face as usual the next morning.


Do not use around the eye area.

You can use a small, clean make-up brush for easier application.

Leave your comments below.  I hope this was helpful!



  1. i just want to say thanks!!! i'm reading all your tips for acne, and i cant even believe all ive learned! in the next couple of days i will surely be buying everything you have recommended!! i love how its all natural or at least not pricey, thank you so much for taking the time to write all these suggestions!!

  2. @Anonymous THANK YOU! I'm so glad you found this blog helpful!

  3. I burnt my skin(on the face) using 'other' products trying to get rid of acne. Now that it's gone,I still have the can I remove this mark? Thank you

  4. Can I apply on full face calamine lotion?.....

  5. @Abdul Raoof Yes. Just not too close to your eyes and mouth.

  6. Can i use calamine i ve burnt my face with other product trying to get rid of pimples nowi have blemishes that makes me look very ugly and older than my age.

  7. Calamine Lotion cured my Seborrhoeic Dermatitis I still get the burning and itching occasionally but a litter bit Calamine and it is relieved straight awsy

  8. I have to use facewash twice, once before applying calamine lotion and then again to rinse it off. It makes my face very dry, what should I do?

  9. @Pavan Sharma You could try applying a few drops of almond or jojoba oil to your skin.


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XOXO Cosette (@Euphrasie85)