"Accidental" discoveries are made each day. Common substances can sometimes be utilized for other purposes in which they were initially intended. One of these common substances, also known as widely-used diaper rash ointment, (specifically) -- Dr. Sheffield's Diaper Rash ointment, a mostly natural compound composed of zinc oxide and vitamins A and D, standardly used for diaper rash, minor skin irritations and chafed skin.
In past, I had used this ointment for specified purposes, and also, for hot-spots on my Chinese Sharpeis. Chinese Sharpeis are prone to skin disorders that cause major irritation to skin. After trying several veteranarian medications, cortizone sprays and other topical solutions, I wanted to try something that wasn't harsh on my animals' hide and that would work proficiently without common side effects of most steroidal antidotes. After seeing what Dr. Sheffield's Diaper rash ointment could do for a infant's bottom, I figured it was worth a shot. To my amazement, skin irritations on my animals began to dissipate with use of this ointment.
Now, beside being an antidotal ointment for common skin irritations on animals and humans alike, I inadvertantly discovered two new reasons to use Dr. Sheffield's Diaper Rash Ointment.
Because I am fair complected (I have blond hair and blue eyes.), I have been prone to two, major skin disorders. One being that I burn easily and second -- I am susceptible to acne breakouts due to my combination skin. Through years, I had used every marketable, over-the-counter and prescription creams and ointments for both problems. From Aloe to hormone pills -- all to no avail.
Living in deep South can take its toll on one's physical appearance due to long, hot summers with high UV counts. It was one summer, in particular, that I suffered a horrendous sunburn. The sunburn was so bad that pain was unbearable. Other than taking ibuprofen for pain, I didn't know what to do about ruddy chaffing and near-blistering skin. Aloe helped, but it still didn't quite relieve aching, burning skin. Searching my bathroom cabinets, I came across Dr. Sheffield's Diaper Rash Ointment. On a hunch, I retrieved compound and applied some to my skin. For first time in years, I could literally feel "..Ahhh..." in sunburn relief. Naturally, from that day on, I began using this ointment for sunburns -- not only for myself, but for other members of my family as well.
I never connected Dr. Sheffield's Diaper Rash Ointment to acne treatment, but over years, I would soon discover a miracle cure. Over two decades, I had suffered from acne breakouts and had attempted every skincare product on market for acne. I tried products that contained collagen and more expensive lotions, ointments and creams that were derived from retinol-A. Although retinol-A did work very well for acne, there were two downsides. One problem with retinol-A was that it caused redness and inflammation of skin after proloned usage, and my personal objection to retinol-A was its high cost. Eventually, I stopped using these products because they were inefficient -- either due to cost or their ineffectiveness to "cure" or aid my skin condition.