Healing whatever you can't keep your hands off: Avène Cicalfate


Originally bought for the sole purpose of trying to heal some minor burn wounds without scarring, I’ve discovered that this little gem called Avène Cicalfate Crème is much more than just an ointment for burn wounds. I’ve been using it on all sorts of wounds on my body - scratches, burns, rashes - and have now also added it to my little acne routine. This has been a bit of a quest since I didn’t use to have acne up until about half a year ago, so with some trial and error I learned that this product is perfect for just one reason when dealing with acne or hormonal outbursts of pimples: it’ll heal whatever you couldn’t keep your hands off.

This cream will help speed up the recovery process & try to prevent scarring or reduce it to a minimum. My dermatologist referred me this cream since I tend to scar quite easily. It’ll also battle bacteria and minimize the risk of infections. I once had a bad cut in my finger and the wound infected like crazy even though I did take good care of it.. I now have a very bad scar that’ll last me a lifetime. I could’ve really used Cicalfate back then! So I won’t let that happen again. Same goes for my face: sometimes I really just can’t help scratching or picking a pimple (let’s be honest here, we all do it sometimes!) and then I need something to prevent inflammation and to prevent dark scarring spots. The cream also contains Zinc, a wonder ingredient when it comes to treating acne outbursts.  Whenever I have a little wound where a pimple used to be, I apply Cicalfate every evening (sparingly) for as long as the wound needs it. This is usually three to four days. It’ll work wonders helping out with the healing process! And while you have this one in your skin care kit.. don’t forget to also use it with burns, blisters, scratches & so on..

Ingredients: Avene thermal spring water, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Paraffinum liquidum, Glycerin, Hydrogenated vegetable oil, Zinc oxyde, Propylene glycol, Polyglyceryl-2 sesquisostearate, PEG-22/Dodecyl glycol copolymer, Aluminium sucrose octasulfate, Aluminium stearate, Beeswax, Copper sulfate, Magnesium stearate, Magnesium sulfate, Microcrystalline wax, Zinc sulfate.

Avène Cicalfate Crème retails for around €12.00 & is available in most pharmacies.

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