Calendula cream for Acne
Calendula cream is obtained from calendula flowers (also known as pot marigold). Calendula extracts has anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties, which helps in fighting acne. Applying the cream of the skin can help in reducing acne. Moreover, it can help to keep your skin smooth and healthy.
Calendula flowers also contains flavonoids, the chemical extracts which act as antioxidants in the body. Flavonoids are also found vegetables, fruits, red wine and tea.
How does Calendula Reduce Acne?
Calendula has the following properties which help in reducing acne:
- Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
- Acts as an anti-inflammatory.
- Helps in wound healing.
- Treats eczema.
- Soothes irritated tissue.
The calendula cream is supposed to be applied topically. When applied, it can reduce acne and also reduce the inflamation associated with it.
As an alternative to the calendula cream, you can also use calendula flowers over your skin. You can do this by preparing a mixture of calendula flowers. Applying the flower extract over the acne prone areas of the skin can treat acne.
Calendula is contraindicated in pregnant women and those who are taking certain drugs. Hence, ensure that you consult your dermatologist before using this product.
Apart from the above treatment, those suffering from acne should also following a daily routine of cleansing, toning and moisturizing. Cleansing and toning helps in removing the dead skin cells which accumulate over the skin. If your acne does not reduce, over-the-counter treatments such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid or alpha hydroxy acids can be helpful. We also suggest you to read one of our article on Ways to choose Creams and lotions for Acne Treatment.