If you have received several creams for a dermatological treatment, it can sometimes be difficult to know exactly which cream to use for what. Below is an overview of the three different groups of creams and directions for what your doctor may have intended.
Base creams (skin care)
These creams are intended to improve the basic condition of the skin. If the skin is very dry, the skin can easily become irritated. Apply these creams to your skin as often as you like throughout the day. These ointments can also be applied to wounds and other ointments. Examples: soothing cream or Cetomacrogolis cream. More about the differences between lotion, cream and ointment.
Anti-inflammatory creams (or ointments)
These are often hormonal creams. It is recommended to use hormonal creams once a day. Preferably before bedtime. So the cream absorbs well throughout the night. It is also not recommended to go into the sun with this cream. When applied before bed, it always works well in winter and summer. Examples: hydrocortisone cream, triamcinolone cream or elocon fat cream. More about hormonal creams
Antibacterial creams (or ointments)
If the skin is damaged or you suffer from eczema, bacteria can penetrate the skin more easily. Sometimes, in addition to the creams mentioned above, it is also necessary to apply an antibacterial ointment or cream. It is recommended to use it twice a day. The tip can be as follows: cleanse the skin with water and apply this cream before breakfast and after dinner. Example: Fusidine cream.
If you leave it on for 20-30 minutes between two application times, all creams can always absorb and work well. When in doubt, it is always wise to consult your doctor.
All Iconic Elements skin care products are suitable to combine with your treatment.