Calendula officinalis, better known as a Garden marigold, offers more than its good looks. This flower has healing power! With its bright yellow-orange blossoms, Calendula has been used for centuries as a healing and soothing substance for skin irritations like cuts, scrapes, chafing, minor burns and sunburn.
This medicine cabinet staple is available in a cream, ointment or gel from Boiron so there are many ways you can use it to heal your summer skin. Here are a few to keep in mind:
Even if you’re prepared for sunburn, you should still use common sense and protect yourself with sunscreen and a hat. But if you’ve fallen asleep in the sun or forgot to reapply sunblock, try Calendula Cream. This formula is suited for conditions that require moisturizing the skin.
Minor burns that occur in the kitchen and around the outdoor grill may need more time to heal than minor sunburn. Use Calendula Ointment because it adheres to the skin longer for prolonged action.
Unless you spend the summer indoors, bug bites are hard to avoid. Calendula Gel provides cool and soothing relief from stinging skin irritations.
Skin is exposed more to the elements during warm weather. From feet in open shoes to lips dried out from sun, convertible rides, and chlorinated pools, use Calendula Cream. Try rubbing the cream into cracked heels and using it as a lip balm.
Those 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 bandage.
It seems most kids can’t get through the day without a cut or scraped knee of some sort. This is true during summer days as well as on the playground when school is in session. Both kids and accident-prone adults will appreciate non-stinging Calendula Cream.
To learn more about Calendula’s many uses, visit boironcalendula.com.