Sudocrem has been the saviour for all babies when it comes to nappy rashes. But did you know that Sudocrem is also great for many other skincare issues? Oh yes, this little grey-tub has been around more almost 90 years (since 1931 to be precise) and has been the magic cream for most households. If you’re one of those that did not know about its magic healing powers, then read on to find out 7 incredible uses of Sudocrem. Don’t forget to grab the free printable at the end!
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7 Family-Friendly Uses of Sudocrem You May Not Have Known
Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream has been soothing families for almost 90 years and since then they have created many more healing products to protect the skin of the whole family. In my household, we love using Sudocrem. We use it for nearly every skin complaint from baby nappy rash, sore bottoms, minor burns, eczema flare-ups and even soothing inflamed acne.
There are 4 main ranges from Sudocrem: (1) the Antiseptic Healing Cream, (2) the Care & Protect cream, (3) the My Little Sudocrem and (4) the Skin Recovery Cream. We were kindly gifted some My Little Sudocrem pots and the latest addition to the Sudocrem family, the Skin Recovery Cream (which I fell in love with).
There are many benefits of using Sudocrem in your skincare routine, and here are my favourite uses:
1. Baby Rash
Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream is great for soothing sore skin, treating nappy rash and is a great product for reducing nappy rash pretty much instantly. Whenever we do a nappy change on Baby M (and previously did the same with my eldest) and notice that his little bottom is red or looks sore, then out comes Sudocrem. Its healing powers calms the redness and heal the sore spots. This is one of my favourite benefits from Sudocrem as it ensures my babies are pain-free and can get on with the rest of their day (and sleep at night) happier.
One great use of Sudocrem has to be for eczema, whether they are little dry spots or full-on eczema flare-ups. The formula of the cream works like this (the following has been taken from the Sudocrem website for information purposes):
- Anhydrous hypoallergenic lanolin is an emollient, soothing and softening skin, while zinc oxide helps to reduce the loss of fluid from the skin
- Benzyl alcohol has local anaesthetic and antiseptic properties, helping to reduce discomfort
- A water-repellent excipient base, including paraffin and other waxes, creates a protective seal
The difference that I had noticed in my eldest’s eczema was out of this world. It actually works better than most creams and treatments I have used.
After trying out the Sudocrem Skin Recovery Cream, I realised this was another magic product that helped to calm red and sensitive skin! It can be used every day both morning and night, to treat any little skin trouble spots and moisturise dry patches. It really kept the dry patches softer and after a few uses, they were nearly gone.
3. Dry Skin
Sudocrem Care & Protect is formulated with soothing ingredients which help to protect delicate dry skin. We use this cream as a moisturiser for baby’s skin especially after he has had a soothing bath. It keeps their skin soft, moisturised and protected. This is a great use of Sudocrem which keeps mummy happy too! The consistency is more liquidy than the Antiseptic cream (which is thicker like a paste) which helps when applying it.
The Sudocrem Recovery Cream can be used on your cracked heels before bed each night and in the morning you’ll have soft heels all ready for your sandals.
The My Little Sudocrem is also great for soothing dry skin and calming redness. The consistency of this cream is liquidy as well which helps as it absorbs into the skin very well and doesn’t leave you feeling sticky. Plus the portable pot is so cute and easy to carry around with you. It’s one of my diaper bag essentials 100%.
The Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream is great for soothing acne inflammation. As a teenager I suffered A LOT with acne – breakouts/ inflammations, flare-ups, you name it, I’ve had it. At one point it was so bad it was pretty much all over my face. I will put together a blog post on things you can do to keep your acne flare-ups at bay! In the meantime, the antiseptic healing cream works wonders at treating breakouts and reducing inflammation rapidly. I honestly felt amazed at how I used to dab a little Sudocrem on my breakouts before bed and in the morning woke up to skin that was calm and less flared up.
When you’re skin is flared up all you want to do is hide into a pillow and never come out. Your skin is itchy, painful and mentally this really puts a big hole into your self-confidence (well it did for me)! I had tried everything possible under the sun to figure out a way to keep the flareups to a minimum, and Sudocrem helped most of the time.
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With it being so hot out (most days) we are all trying to get some sun on our pasty skin. Some of us (yours truly) burn quite fast in the sun and Sudocrem’s Antiseptic Healing Cream treats and heals all burns including sunburns! It works wonders on all cuts, grazes, burns and sore skin. It helps to calm your burns and effectively heal the skin after your trauma. Plus you can keep the My Little Sudocrem in your car, handbag or diaper bag so it’s always nearby!
We always keep a tub of this magic stuff in the kitchen so whenever we burn our fingers from cooking, it is always on hand to use. Just apply a thin layer of Sudocrem on the burn and you will feel the pain subside and see the burn heal. Please note that I don’t actually mean full on burns – I’m referring to minor burns you get whilst cooking.
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6. Scars & Stretchmarks
Did you know that Sudocrem Recovery Cream is great for stretch marks and scars? I didn’t know about this. The Recovery Cream is the newest addition to the Sudocrem family and it’s fantastic. The Sudocrem Recover Cream can be added into your normal beauty routine and used as a moisturiser to keep your skin soft, supple, elastic and as we like to say “like a baby’s behind”! It’s great to calm redness so it should work to battle the strength of the stretch marks/ scars so they don’t look so fresh and red/blue.
7. Insect Bits
The Sudocrem range is also great for those itchy insect bites when you’re on holiday or even at home in the hot summer months when these pesky creatures are out to attack! This works as it soothes itchy skin and calms your skin!
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