I mention Aquaphor to nearly every client I see including clients battling acne. It seems a little confusing because Aquaphor is petrolatum base. So why would we use on our face, not to mention on acne lesions?
There are several reasons Dermatologist, Plastic Surgeons and Estheticians recommend Aquaphor. Aquaphor ointment shortens healing time and forms a protective shield over the skin. Aquaphor ointment can be used to treat dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis. It also helps relieve and soothe minor burns, abrasions, diaper rash, chapped skin and peeling skin.
I recommend Aquaphor ointment to be used at home during the healing process of acne treatments to help lock in moisture, avoiding dryness. It keeps acne lesions soft which is very important. You want to avoid scabbing during the healing process as scaring can be the end result. Because the percentage of petrolatum in Aquaphor is only 41% as opposed to 100% in many other petroleum jelly products, it is noncomedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores, making the situation worse. It also contains healing properties, such as glycerin and panthenol, which other petrolatum base products do not.
I suggest Aquaphor be in every families medicine cabinets, and remember, a dab is all you’ll need.
Aquaphor is sold under the Eucerin skin care product line. Always check product warning label for contraindications before using.