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#1 vpm

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 08:47 AM

Hey all, I know there have been threads about this in the past, that is where I heard of this stuff.

I decided last night to try zinc oxide, Burt's Bees diaper rash cream.
It isn't my favorite diaper cream for my little one, so I had a practically unused tube.
I probably shouldn't switch around from one remedy to another so much, but I just thought I would give it a try.

I washed my face and put it on my red marks last night (just a tiny bit) before bed.
My red marks are a lot less noticeable this morning!
I am actually sort of amazed that it did anything. I thought it would make me break out because it is so thick and creamy.

Maybe it would work like a mask for occasional use between peels to help with red marks.
Does anyone know how long you have to leave it on for it to work? I just slept in it.

I was impressed, and thought I would share it with you. Probably zinc oxide cream intended for the face works better, but this worked pretty well for me.
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Posted 22 July 2004 - 04:58 PM

Did this cream even fade very old red marks? Have you noticed any irritation at all?

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 01:29 AM

vpm thanks for mentioning this! its interesting, my red marks look their absolute best after i use one of my sunscreens with zinc oxide in it, it has amazing healing powers.. so i think im going to try this as well
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Posted 23 July 2004 - 09:43 AM

I havent used it on my red marks but on the active acne I get I put it on and it seems to dry them up in 2-3 days....
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Posted 23 July 2004 - 01:27 PM

I used to use zinc oxide cream a few years back on active acne and I have started using it again and I love it. It is great both for acne, red marks and wound healing. Sometimes I mix it with colostrum and use it that way.
I always like finding the least expensive skin solutions and this is one of the best you can get for your money.

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 05:19 PM

hmmm :think: would i find this zinc oxide in CVS or some local pharmacy? what aisle would it be in?

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 01:39 AM

I used burts bees diaper rash cream when I had a bad sunburn and it worked pretty good on my redness but it made me break out a little not bad though

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 06:47 PM

I think zinc oxide works really well. I was using a powder that contained zinc oxide as an active ingredient and was good at eliminating red scars and preventing acne breakouts.
I stopped using it because it contained 2 antimycotic ingredients and wasn´t an acne product... I don´t know of an acne product containing exclusively zinc oxide here where I live....
...so I bought a few creams from eucerin, one has zinc oxide(1 of the components) and the other lactic acid... and they are meant for oily skin....
so, I hope they work


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Posted 19 January 2006 - 07:31 PM

so I wokr in a hospital I always deal with "zinc triple action cream" we use it tp put in a patients backs...but its very think...shold I use it I still have active acne...will I make it worse..and I have a lot of redness...what u guys think?
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 10:52 AM

Sometimes i use zinc oxide on my pimples....it's 40% zinc oxide baby diaper rash.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 10:41 PM

a couple summers ago my acne cleared up almost completely, I usually have a few active pimples all the time, plus some red marks, but randomly that summer I had almost no acne at all and my red spots faded away completely. I worked on a lobster boat that summer and used blue lizard sunscreen for sensitive skin almost everyday. the two main ingredients is 10% zinc oxide and 5% titanium dioxide....once i stopped working and went back to school i stopped using the sunscreen and my acne returned to usual...i never made the connection until now that maybe the zinc oxide and titanium dioxide really helped my acne....im going to the store tomorrow to buy a tube of it and test it out again

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 10:00 AM

QUOTE (thursday11 @ Jan 15 2010, 11:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
a couple summers ago my acne cleared up almost completely, I usually have a few active pimples all the time, plus some red marks, but randomly that summer I had almost no acne at all and my red spots faded away completely. I worked on a lobster boat that summer and used blue lizard sunscreen for sensitive skin almost everyday. the two main ingredients is 10% zinc oxide and 5% titanium dioxide....once i stopped working and went back to school i stopped using the sunscreen and my acne returned to usual...i never made the connection until now that maybe the zinc oxide and titanium dioxide really helped my acne....im going to the store tomorrow to buy a tube of it and test it out again


Please report back with the results.

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 09:46 PM

hey, so ive been using the sunscreen since saturday morning....no new acne yet....but i suppose its to early to tell if its actually making a difference or not...i'll post back in a week or so....one thing tho, it leaves a white hue on your face, so im gonna start wearing it at night

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 08:49 AM

Hey, so since Jan 17 I've been using that sunscreen once a day. I definitely feel it is working. My face produces far less oil, it brought redness and inflammation to a standstill, and I've had probably a 90% reduction in new acne, which is healing quicker, and spots fading faster. I never used a moisturizer before...maybe that is one of the benefits I am finding by using this sunscreen. I'll post back in another week or so with more results.

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 07:13 PM

Wait, I'm confused.. how exactly is zinc oxide healing your red marks? I understand if it's being used as a spot treatment, but for hyperpigmentation?

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 02:11 AM

buzzle.com/articles/zinc-oxide-for-acne.html

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 11:21 PM

Hi Thursday, do you have a picture of the zinc oxide product(s) you bought? Does any zinc oxide cream work or is there ones for acne purpose? I would like try it before going to peels.

edit: woha! I just read the 2nd article you posted. I really need this! I have a HUGE pimple on my face (it's actually 2 pimples fused together...how disugsting is that??) and I've been at home for a week now (missed all of my classes!!) and I don't think im going for the next few days. It would be great to have this product for future reference.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:35 AM

here is a link to the picture of the stuff i bought....it is a sunscreen so the bottle mentions nothing about acne at all

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 05:42 PM

WOW.
I'm really excited to start using zinc oxide!
Just today my mom bought some all natural sunscreen with 12% zinc oxide and other ingredients such as jojoba oil, EVOO, lavender oil, aloe vera, etc.
I really hope this works for my red marks!
I will report back in a week or so! (: