APRIL 2024

Face Basting: Why It's Time to Swap Nappy Rash Cream for this Superior Spot Treatment

In the ever-evolving world of skincare, a new trend has been making waves, dubbed "face basting." This technique, reminiscent of the slugging trend, involves applying a thick layer of an occlusive agent - in this case, nappy cream or Sudocrem - to the face, aiming to lock in moisture and treat skin ailments, particularly acne. The star ingredient in these unconventional facial treatments? Zinc oxide.

Zinc oxide's ability to calm inflammation and combat the proliferation of acne-causing bacteria is what has propelled face basting into the spotlight. However, before you consider using nappy cream for this purpose, it's important to weigh the benefits against the potential risks associated with this trend.

the benefits of ZINC OXIDE 

Zinc oxide's benefits for acne-prone skin are well-documented. It not only soothes inflamed skin but also acts as a physical barrier, protecting the skin from irritants and UV damage. By regulating oil production and reducing the occurrence of acne, zinc oxide can be a game-changer for those struggling with persistent blemishes.

THE WATCH OUT'S of using sudocrem as a spot treatment   

While the perks may appear tempting, using Sudocrem or similar nappy creams on your face should be approached with caution. Designed to be occlusive, they create a moisture-sealing barrier that, while beneficial in theory, can block pores and worsen acne, especially for those with oily skin types. The thick, creamy texture of Sudocrem is not intended for facial use and might actually exacerbate breakouts rather than calming them.

the alternative zinc oxide spot treatment to use 

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For those intrigued by the benefits of zinc oxide but wary of the potential pitfalls of face basting, there's a more tailored solution. Our Blemish Repair Paste is expertly formulated with 5% Zinc oxide to calm inflammation and prevent the growth of acne-causing bacteria. Complemented by 2% Salicylic acid to unclog pores and reduce blemishes, 0.5% Bakuchiol to minimise post-blemish marks, and Kaolin clay to draw out impurities, this product offers a targeted approach to clear skin without the risks associated with heavier, occlusive creams.


We hope that you've found this blog helpful - if you have any questions or would like to share your skincare journey with us, we'd love to hear from you. You can get in touch via the form below or by DM on IG. 




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