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Over the Counter Skin Cream

There is an over-the-counter skin cream available in the market for almost any skin condition. Serious skin conditions do need the attention of a dermatologist, which can cost a chunk of your budget.

But for minor skin conditions, there is an array of skin creams that you can get without the need for a prescription such as anti-wrinkle creams, firming creams, moisturizing creams, cortisone creams and hydrocortisone creams for itching and minor skin irritations, steroid creams to treat eczema or a rash and a host of other topical application creams.

Skin care creams are not something new. Ancient civilizations used natural remedies and pastes of tree barks and fruits, herbs, and other natural products as natural skin care creams to treat minor skin problems and revitalize their skin and maintain its natural glow. In fact, some modern day cultures, like the Ayurvedic principles of India, and Southeast Asian herbalists still favor the natural skin treatments despite the proliferation of conventional modern skin creams.

Alternative sources of skin treatments are also being used even in some areas of progressive countries like the USA. Udder balm, a veterinary product, was created 100 years ago to soften and protect a cow’s udder which becomes cracked and dry from extreme weather conditions and milking. Applying the balm by hand on their cow’s udder, American farmers and their wives soon realized that their skin, too, was benefiting from the udder balm.

Although not well-known in mainstream skin treatment, udder balm is now also being used by many in treating a wide variety of human skin problems such as skin abrasions, blisters, burns, chapped lips, cuts, insect bites, even psoriasis and eczema, among others. Until recently, only a limited number of people, through word-of-mouth alone, have actually heard of and used udder balm. Those who know and use it swear by it, and still probably purchase it through their local veterinarian.

The skin is the biggest organ of the body. It is essential we maintain and take good care of it whether with an over-the-counter skin cream or through natural remedies.