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Cheap wrinkle remedy: Benefits of calendula ointment

Cheap wrinkle remedy: Benefits of calendula ointment RBC-Ukraine collage
Author: Maria Kholina

You don't have to break the bank on expensive creams to achieve flawless skin. Even cheaper pharmacy ointments boast anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, and can help combat acne and other skin issues, according to Strona Zdrowia.

Calendula and its properties

Calendula officinalis is a plant from the aster family, similar to sunflowers, chamomile, and daisies. It's primarily grown as an ornamental plant in gardens but is also used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes. Its orange or yellow petals are edible and can be added to pastries or salads.

Currently, research confirms its efficacy as calendula exhibits anti-inflammatory properties, aids in liver regeneration, and improves gastrointestinal health. The plant material, consisting of flowers, is used to prepare extracts, infusions, and ointments, making calendula suitable for both internal and external use.

Calendula boasts anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, soothing, regenerative, antifungal, diastolic, antibacterial, antiviral, immunostimulatory, and anticancer properties.

What does calendula ointment help with?

Calendula ointment contains extracts of marigold flowers (Calendulae anthodium extractum), extracted with either paraffin oil or ethanol, along with auxiliary substances like white petrolatum and/or paraffin.

You can purchase it at almost any pharmacy for just a couple dollars. It's applied externally for severely dry and irritated skin, wounds, and skin conditions like eczema, ringworm, and discoloration.

Calendula ointment can be safely used on mucous membranes (e.g., for hemorrhoids).

It possesses antiseptic, soothing, regenerative, and healing properties. It stimulates wound granulation, a crucial step in skin healing and epidermal production, tissue regeneration, and collagen synthesis in the skin.

Calendula also exhibits antimicrobial properties, inhibiting the growth of bacteria and fungi, disinfecting wounds, and preventing infection.

Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, the ointment reduces skin inflammation, such as after burns, frostbite, and skin rashes. It can also be used for tattoo healing and maintenance.

Calendula ointment is used for treating atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and acne, including rosacea.

It can be applied to specific areas of the skin prone to dryness, such as elbows, knees, hands, or feet. You can also apply it to the entire skin surface.

Facial use

Calendula ointment is also suitable for facial skincare. It effectively smoothes and evens out skin tone due to its carotenoid content, aiding in the reduction of pigmentation spots. By supporting collagen synthesis in the skin, calendula ointment also smooths wrinkles and restores irritated and dry facial skin.