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What is antiseptic cream?
Antiseptic cream is an important part of a first aid kit.
It’s used to soothe and heal wounds, and it protects against infection when you’ve had a cut, graze, burn, insect bite or any other minor wound.
Antiseptics work by weakening the growth of bacteria, not to be confused with an antibiotic, which works by killing bacteria.
Are antiseptics safe to use on the face?
Yes, antiseptics are safe to use on the face as long as the eyes are avoided.
You can use antiseptics to reduce inflammation and the growth of bacteria that cause acne, or to prevent cuts and burns on the face from becoming infected.
What’s the difference between antiseptic and antibacterial?
The two sound similar, but they’re quite different.
Antibacterial products can effectively kill or slow down the growth of bacteria, but not viruses.
Whereas antiseptics can prevent viruses, bacteria and fungi from growing.
What’s the difference between antiseptic and antibiotic?
Antiseptics slow down the growth of bacteria, helping to prevent any further infection.
They’re great for cleaning the skin, like the prep before an injection.
Although they can kill bacteria, antiseptics’ main strength is preventing its growth.
Antibiotics, however, kill the bacteria completely, but they shouldn’t be relied on too much as you can become resistant to them.