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Creams and lotions for caring for the skin or cleaning wounds

aloe vera

noun

the thick liquid from the leaves of a type of aloe, used in medicines and in creams that you use on your skin

antiperspirant

noun

a substance that you put on your skin to stop you from sweating

antiseptic

noun

a substance used for cleaning injured skin and preventing infections

astringent

noun

a liquid or cream used for making your skin drier or for stopping a cut from bleeding

baby oil

noun

a gentle type of oil that you put onto your skin to make it softer

balm

noun

an oil with a nice smell that you rub on sore skin to make it feel better

calamine lotion

noun

a pink liquid that you put on sore skin to make it feel better

chemical peel

noun

the chemicals used in this beauty treatment

cleanser

noun

a special liquid or cream used for cleaning the skin on your face

cold cream

noun

a cream used for cleaning the skin and making it soft

cream

noun

a thick smooth substance that you put on your skin, for example to protect it from the sun

deodorant

noun

a substance that you put on your skin to prevent your body from having an unpleasant smell

exfoliant

noun

a substance that you put on your face or body to help to remove dead skin cells

face cream

noun

a cream that you put on your face to make your skin softer

face mask

noun

a face pack

face pack

noun

a substance that you put on your face and leave for a short time in order to clean your skin

formulation

noun

a product such as a drug or skin cream

iodine

noun

a dark chemical that is put on cuts in the skin to prevent infection

lanolin

noun

an oil that comes from the wool fibres of sheep. It is used in skin creams and soaps.

liniment

noun

a liquid that you rub into your skin to reduce pain

lotion

noun

a thick liquid that you put on your skin in order to clean it or make it feel softer and less dry

mask

noun

a wet substance used for cleaning your skin that you put on your face and allow to dry before removing it

moisturiser

a British spelling of moisturizer

moisturizer

noun

a cream that you put on your skin to make it less dry

mudpack

noun

a wet substance containing clay that you put on your face to improve the condition of your skin

oil

noun

a thick clear liquid that you use for protecting your skin or for making it soft

ointment

noun

a thick smooth substance that you put on sore or injured skin

petroleum jelly

noun

a soft transparent substance used as a lubricant to make surfaces move smoothly together, and used as an ointment for the skin

roll-on

noun

a bottle containing something such as deodorant that you put on your skin using the ball at its opening

salve

noun

a medical cream that you spread on sore skin to reduce the pain

sunblock

noun

a cream that you can rub onto your skin to stop it from being burned by the sun

sun cream

noun

a cream that you rub onto your skin to prevent it burning in hot sun

sunscreen

noun

a cream that you can rub onto your skin to stop it from being burned by the sun

surgical spirit

noun

a type of alcohol that people use to clean injuries and surgical tools. The American word is rubbing alcohol.

toner

noun

a liquid that you put on your face to reduce the amount of oil on your skin and make it tighter and smoother

unguent

noun

a thick soft substance used on your skin

Vaseline

a thick oily substance used on dry skin

wash

noun

a liquid that you use for cleaning and treating your skin

kabaddi

a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team

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