Tincture of calendula on ethyl alcohol is a phytopreparation that has an antispasmodic, choleretic, antiseptic, antimicrobial and local anti-inflammatory effect. Basically, this tool is used in dermatology for damage to the skin, mucous membranes, with the appearance of acne.
How to use calendula tincture for acne
Tincture of calendula dries, disinfects the skin, accelerates the regeneration process, has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effects, and prevents scarring. The composition of the product contains substances that are part of the group of aromatic retinoids, which normalize the process of sebum formation.
To get rid of acne, it is necessary to dilute the calendula tincture with water in a ratio of 1 to 3 and treat the affected skin with it. The product is applied pointwise, without affecting healthy areas of the skin, so as not to dry the face. For this purpose, use a cotton swab. It is recommended to treat acne 2 times a day. For acne, dilute the tincture with water in a ratio of 1 to 40 and wash your face with it two to three times a day. For the duration of treatment, you need to stop using powder, foundation and other similar cosmetics.
After using calendula tincture, allergic reactions may appear on the skin, in this case, you should stop using the product.
In the first 3-4 days of using calendula tincture, some deterioration is often observed: deep pimples appear on the surface, white dots from mature pustules appear on the face. Subsequently, the skin is cleansed, it becomes smooth, the complexion is evened out. The effect of the treatment appears after about 3-4 weeks and lasts for a long time.
How to make calendula acne remedies at home
Alcohol tincture of calendula can be purchased at the pharmacy or prepared at home. To make the remedy in the first way, 2 tbsp. freshly picked calendula petals are placed in a glass vessel, half a glass of vodka or 40% alcohol is added there. The vessel is covered and placed in a dark place for a week. After that, the finished tincture is filtered. To prepare the product in the second way, calendula is poured with 40% alcohol or vodka, 20 ml of water is added and placed in a dark place for a week. Then add 3 ml of glycerin and 5 g of 5% alcoholic boric acid solution to it.
To combat acne, a lotion consisting of a tincture of calendula, boric alcohol and two tablets of chloramphenicol is effective.
A mask with calendula tincture helps well against acne. To prepare it, you need to mix the tincture, wheat flour, aloe juice, water. The resulting mass should be applied to the face for 5-10 minutes. For acne, you can prepare a tincture of calendula with honey. To do this, you need to mix two teaspoons of honey, the same amount of calendula tincture and a glass of boiled water, let the resulting mixture settle. This remedy is used twice a day.