One of the best helpers in the fight against skin inflammation and acne is salicylic-zinc ointment, which can be purchased at any pharmacy. At the same time, it is very important to know how to use it correctly so that it produces a greater effect.
What is the peculiarity of the ointment?
Most people are aware of such remedies as salicylic ointment and zinc paste, but not so much about the drug made on the basis of these drugs. But this tool has long been famous for its effect from the application, as well as versatility. Its adsorbing and antiseptic properties are actively used in the treatment of many skin diseases. If we talk about the composition of this ointment, then one hundred grams of the product contains:
- zinc oxide (250 mg);
- salicylic acid (2 mg).
In this case, the first component perfectly dries, and the second – relieves inflammation. In tandem, zinc ointment and salicylic acid effectively fight acne. If you apply a little paste on a pimple that appears, then in just a few hours it will dry out, the inflammation will decrease, and the affected area will begin to tighten.
What helps salicylic-zinc ointment?
The application is quite wide:
- acne and acne;
- diaper rash;
- hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
In addition to drying and disinfecting properties, the ointment also has regenerating qualities, which makes it very useful in the fight against burns and scars.
How to use the ointment correctly?
When using salicylic-zinc ointment for acne, it is very important to follow the recommendations for its application:
- It is necessary to first cleanse the skin of all impurities and decorative cosmetics.
- Apply a thin layer of ointment to the inflamed areas.
- Apply the product before bed.
Remember that during the application of this product, the use of decorative cosmetics is not recommended, as this can nullify all efforts. The fact is that the skin during the treatment period must breathe, and excessive use of cosmetics clogs the pores.
Well helps salicylic-zinc ointment from sweat. In order for the tool to effectively help in solving this problem, you should:
- Take a contrast shower.
- Thoroughly dry underarm areas.
- Apply the ointment in a thin layer.
- The course of treatment is not more than two weeks.
It is worth noting that if after the recommended period of time the smell of sweat has not disappeared, then you should consult a doctor. In this case, the use of the paste should be temporary and in no case should it be applied as a daily remedy. This can lead to allergic reactions in the body. In the same way, you can apply the product on the surface of the legs. In this case, the smell should disappear literally after several procedures, and excessive sweating – after the recommended course.
Those people who plan to treat corns and blisters should know the following:
- Before applying salicylic-zinc corn ointment, it is necessary gently pierce or remove already dead tissue.
- After applying a thick homogeneous paste, it is necessary to cover the treated area with clean material or a cotton sponge and fix it.
This procedure is best done at night.
It is worth paying attention that during the period of using the ointment, it is best to exclude foods containing copper from the diet. This is due to the fact that copper can block the action of zinc and this will make the ointment less effective.
Remember that this salicylic-zinc ointment is a medicine intended exclusively for external use. In case of contact with eyes, rinse them thoroughly under running water.