Calamine lotion is widely known for its ability to sooth insect bites, treat eczema, sunburn, skin rashes, poison ivy, and chickenpox.
A lesser-known use for calamine lotion is for acne and its more severe form, cystic acne (cystic acne appears larger and is particularly difficult to treat).
Expect to see results overnight. Calamine lotion is a cheap remedy for acne and best of all – it works very quickly.
How to do it: If the lotion comes out runny, just shake the bottle well before using. It should be a thick liquid. Apply evenly over skin. Leave to dry overnight, then wash off thoroughly the next morning.
Why it works: Calamine lotion contains zinc oxide, which soothes irritated and inflamed skin. It also works great on oily skin and cystic acne because zinc oxide is a drying agent and an astringent.
TIP — When applying calamine lotion, be sure to avoid the eyes and mouth. Also, calamine lotion can be very drying for some people, so you might want to spot treat the areas with acne only.