Fun in the Sun: The Many Uses of Arnicare & Calendula


Summer is synonymous with bumps, bruises and burns. Keep your first aid kit stocked this year with Arnicare and Calendula topicals. Boiron offers these multi-purpose first aid essentials as creams, lotions, gels and ointments. The creams and lotions moisturize and are best for sensitive skin. The gels are cool, refreshing and quickly absorbed. The ointments stay on your skin longer, maintaining contact between the affected area and the healing agent for issues like sprains and chapped hands. To help distinguish between Arnicare and Calendula, here are five tips for common minor summer injuries.

1. Sunburn

Sometimes even the most prepared people, ready with sunscreen and a hat, doze off in the afternoon sun and turn as red as a lobster. If this happens to you, try Calendula Cream or Ointment. Both are suitable for conditions that need moisturizing while healing the skin.

2. Bruises

Falling from trees and playground equipment is a childhood rite of passage. Arnicare Cream relieves pain and swelling from injuries and is safe to use on sensitive skin areas such as faces.*. Also, women who love summer fashion but bruise easily will value this smooth cream that reduces unsightly bruise discolorations.*

3. Barbeque Burns

Small burns that occur in the kitchen and around the grill may need more time to heal than minor sunburn. Use Calendula Ointment because it adheres longer to the skin, maintaining contact between the affected area and the healing agent.

4. Minor Sports Injuries

Kids of all ages who engage in impact sports such as football or endurance sports such as cycling will benefit from Arnicare Gel. Professional athletes also rely on the non-greasy gel because it absorbs quickly into the skin and provides soothing relief.

5. Sandal Blisters

Those stylish new sandals may look comfortable, but your feet just aren’t used to those straps. If a blister should arise, don’t pierce it. This exposes the skin to infection. Most blisters heal naturally but for a speedier recovery, apply Calendula Ointment to the blister and cover with a band-aid.

Check back here later in the week for more uses of our Arnicare and Calendula topicals, including insect bites and minor cuts. And get the answer to the big question: Should Arnicare or Calendula be applied after a fall that has caused both bruising and open wounds?

*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.

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