Mum says that nappy rash cream is the secret to her glowing skin – and coats her face in it regularly
A MUM has claimed that regularly using nappy rash cream as a face mask is the secret to her glowing skin.
Nama Winston, from Australia, has hailed Sudocrem as “amazing” when it comes to soothing her skin.
Writing for Kidspot, she explained that she got the idea after buying “tubs of the stuff” when her 12-year-old was younger.
She said: “I’d slather it on him, then rub the rest into my hands, because they’d then feel so moisturised and protected.
“As many of you would know, that’s the point of Sudocrem or any other nappy cream with zinc in it; to replenish moisture and leave a protective layer.
“A few years ago, one night I realised I’d run out of my overpriced eye cream. Looking at the Sudocrem on the bathroom counter, I thought, ‘That could work.’ And it bloody did.”
Nama explained how she woke up the next day to soothed and refreshed skin after applying just a little of the lotion.
She continued: “I dabbed a few dots around my eyes, and instantly felt refreshed. The next night, I applied a bit more, and dear god, I felt alive! So cooling! So soothing!
“A few nights later, I decided to go big or go home: I used the cream as a face mask. At the end of the long day, it felt amazing.
- Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream, £2.99, Boots – buy here
“I didn’t want to take it off, so I slept in it. Next morning; it had all vanished, leaving a super soft, cooled face for me to wake up with.
“Who bloody knew I’d been wasting the Holy Grail of face masks on my young son’s butt?”
Nama began doing the facemask once a week, but never spoke about it in fear of being accused of being “weird” or a “cheapskate” – but eventually she caved.
Nama said: “I loved the results so much, I did finally share this hack with my 12 followers on Instagram.
How to do Nama's Sudocrem face mask
Step One: wash your face, and pat it dry.
Step Two: you can use your usual serum, but I’ve found it gets lost under the Sudocrem. Let the Sudo do its work.
Step Three: apply the Sudocrem as thinly or thickly as you like. I do it semi-thick, so it looks like I’m doing whiteface. Doing this also used to help scare my son back into bed in the middle of the night.
I also apply it right up to under my eyes; but you do need to be careful, because it’s not meant to go in your eyes.
Step Four: go to sleep, or, gently wipe it off with a dry cloth, leaving a slight residue.
The first time you do it, you may want to do the wipe off thing, just to see how your skin reacts. Because of course, I’m no expert or scientist.
“'Everybody be posting pics of expensive af masks and here’s me with Sudocrem on my face,’I wrote.
“'I’ve tried so many things, but nothing leaves my face more hydrated than this weekly mask. It’s so soothing. Not kidding. Not sponsored. Just a PSA.’”
Nama says that her followers were intrigued especially since the product is particularly low in cost at £2.99 for a 125g tub.
But Nama warns: “For hygiene reasons, I would advise against using a vastly out of date tub that’s been depleted by little fingers eating it like a jar of jam. Because that would be totally gross.”
This article was originally published on Kidspot but has been republished with permission.
In other bargain beauty news, this the £9.99 hand cream that Amanda Holden – and nurses get one free.
And this teen revealed how to get a flawless tan for under £10 in a viral Twitter thread.
Plus Jennifer Aniston uses this £9.35 horse shampoo to keep her hair looking amazing.
Source: Read Full Article