When I was at Uni I had a friend who swore by Sudocrem as a way to deal with a whole manner of skin care breakouts, from spots to dry, scaly patches. On the other hand, I have always thought Sudocrem was a treatment for nappy rash, so didn’t really consider using it on my face.
It was only when I was recently sent the new ‘handy tube’ (i.e. a small tube rather than the usual grey tub) of Sudocrem that I had a closer look. Sudocrem (with no mention of baby’s bottoms)claims to ‘calm sore and irritated skin’ and ‘form a barrier which protects against irritants, allowing skin to return to its natural healthy and supple condition.’
I have been using this cream on an irregular basis to help heal my skin when I have spot breakouts. The thing I have to point out is that I haven’t used the cream to actually get rid of spots, but more to ‘soothe and heal’ my skin. Specifically when those horrid ‘under the skin’ spots break out, they tend to create a fairly large swelling under the skin and when I am very naughty and squeeze them (I know, I know, very bad of me…) the Sudocrem cream does help calm the redness and seems to speed up healing process.
This past weekend I had a pretty nasty one brewing under the skin and I couldn’t resist having a bit of a squeeze. I didn’t do very well and ended up just damaging my skin and making the swelling and spot worse – let this be a lesson to you – but since then I have been putting a thin layer of Sudocrem onto the area morning and night an it is pretty much back to usual. In less than a full week, I think that’s pretty good.
In fact, tonight my friend LB came over and was asking me if I had anything for spots and Sudocrem was actually the only thing I could think of to suggest.
Also, I tend to break out into random itchy/dry patches on my skin during winter, so I’m going to see how Sudocrem does at treating these too, fingers crossed it will do the job.