We know our Lansinoh nipple cream is great for soothing sore and cracked nipples during breastfeeding – but what do you do when your breastfeeding journey has finished and you still have some of that ‘miracle cream’ remaining?
Lanolin Uses for Adults
Over the last 20 years, mums have told us about many ways in which they have used our HPA® Lanolin on themselves, their families and friends – we’ve highlighted some uses below.
Lanolin for Lips
Lanolin has been used as a moisturising agent for centuries and in cosmetics for a number of years so it’s no surprise that it helps people keep their lips smooth and moisturised. Just apply a generous amount to dry lips as needed.
In case you are wondering if lanolin is safe for lips, with it being a completely natural ingredient, and our HPA® Lanolin cream is a one ingredient formula, so you can rest assured that it’s fine to reapply whenever your lips need some TLC.
The new Lanolin Lip Balm contains the exact, pure ingredient but with the benefit of a lip applicator for convenience.
Lanolin for Cracked Heels
As a new parent, you can end up walking a fair few miles trying to soothe your little one to sleep in their pushchair or sling. Take care of cracked heels by applying a small layer of the Lansinoh Lanolin cream before bed and let it work its magic.
Lanolin for Ragged Cuticles
If your nail care routine has gone out of the window since having your little one, our Lansinoh HPA® Lanolin nipple cream can be used to give your cuticles some TLC and to soften them before cutting.
Lanolin as a Brow Balm
We all know that the right eyebrows make a huge difference to your face, but did you realise that you don’t need to spend ££’s on your eyebrow products? Save on an eyebrow balm and use a small amount of the lanolin cream to smooth your brows into place, with the added benefit of conditioning both your brow’s hair and your skin.
Lanolin for Acne Scars
Acne can be one of the biggest challenges teenagers face when puberty hits. However, this is also a common problem in adults later on in life as hormones change – specifically acne scars which are often left since puberty. Our HPA® Lanolin can be applied to these scarred areas to offer additional moisture and healing.
Lanolin for Shaving Cuts
Often when women cut themselves while shaving, and they may use a moisturiser to ease the pain and heal the cut; while men use aftershave when they have a shaving cut. You can save yourself from the stinging pain by using a small amount of our HPA® Lanolin, which works just as well and with no nasties like alcohol or other skin ingredients that may burn when in contact with the cut. It also acts as a skin barrier cream, protecting the wound from bacteria and outside agents.
Lanolin for Working Hands
If you’re working hard to build your baby his or her dream room, you might need some extra care for your dry and active hands. Our HPA Lanolin cream can be doubled as a thick hand cream, to soothe cracked skin and calluses. Even better if applied at night, to give it time to work for hours.
Lanolin for Babies
While your baby’s latch can be one of the key reasons you turn to our HPA® Lanolin nipple cream, one of its greatest benefits is that you don’t have to remove it before breastfeeding due to its 100% naturally sourced and hypoallergenic properties. This has resulted in many lanolin cream uses for babies that have been discovered over the years.
Lanolin for Nappy Rashes
Our HPA® Lanolin has the same consistency as a number of barrier balms and, as a one ingredient product, you have the reassurance that you know what is going on your baby’s skin. The lanolin cream is great for a baby rash as it will heal and protect the area from any future rashes.
Lanolin for Dribble Rashes
Our little ones often start with the signs of teething long before any teeth arrive and with that, they can often develop a dribble rash on their chin, neck and chest. Lansinoh’s HPA® Lanolin can help protect and soothe the area.
Lanolin for Scraped Knees
Admittedly your baby will be a toddler before they are mobile enough to get scraped knees but just like some of the uses above, HPA® Lanolin can be used to soothe and protect areas where there has been some light skin breakage. As always, for deep or wide wounds, consult a healthcare professional for advice on how best to help the area heal.
Summer Uses for Lanolin
Lanolin for Burns
Sunburn can happen to any of us and we’ve all been guilty of underestimating the sun rays on a cloudy day! If you find yourself in the same predicament, you have our lanolin cream on hand for the times you’ve forgotten or ignored advice because it’s ‘cloudy enough not to need it’.
You only need a small layer and as with any open wound, however, if you are treating severe sunburn it is recommended to speak to a healthcare professional or pharmacist for advice.
Lanolin for Chafing
Summer gives you the chance to sport light and airy clothing, but sometimes this means annoying chafing! If you or your partner enjoy jogging or suffer from chafing in general, Lansinoh’s HPA® Lanolin nipple cream can be used to support the healing process. Don’t forget to air the area too and try and avoid tight clothes.
Winter Uses for Lanolin
Lanolin for Red Noses from Colds
Winter brought on an annoying cold that just doesn’t seem to ease off? We’ve all been there and red and scaly noses are definitely not comfortable. Apply a small amount of our lanolin cream to help protect and soothe the area, both before and after blowing your nose. This way you will limit the abrasion from the tissue and treat the delicate skin at the same time.
Lanolin for Dry Skin
You may have figured this out already, but lanolin can really be used for any type of dry skin. Being a natural ingredient, it will also limit the risk of allergic reactions and should be tolerated well by anyone. Due to the moisturising properties of HPA® Lanolin you can use it to treat problem areas in the same way you might use a skin balm.
We gave you a few examples of how our nipple cream can be used by men, women and children in different circumstances. Lanolin really is a miracle ingredient, so why not experiment with it? Shop our HPA Lanolin nipple cream in different sizes, suitable to your needs.
Please note that Lansinoh have not run tests on the above uses and many are provided based on circumstantial evidence provided by customers. If you have any concerns or underlying skin issues it is recommended to speak to the relevant healthcare professional before introducing new products to your routine.