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Skin Care Solutions for Acne

acne Despite the myths, acne is not caused by dirt and very rarely by foods.

Condition overview

  • Acne symptoms include plugged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), inflamed pimples, cysts and deep bumps known as nodules.
  • Caused by fluctuating hormones, bacteria levels, certain medications and even heredity.
  • Although most often associated with teenagers, adult acne is very common and can be linked to hormones from ovulation, menstruation, childbirth or menopause.
  • The overproduction of sebum (oil), irregular shedding of dead skin cells and a buildup of bacteria all contribute to the formation of acne.
  • Over cleansing or scrubbing your skin can aggravate the condition, making acne worse.
  • Although it mostly occurs on the face, acne can also be found on the chest, back and shoulders.

Key ingredient to look for

  • Tea Tree Oil

    Tea Tree Oil

    A powerful essential oil, tea tree oil is thought to have antimicrobial properties to heal and prevent acne without the dryness and irritation associated with conventional products such as benzoyl peroxide. Pure tea tree oil, available from Primavera, should only be directly applied when diluted appropriately with water or aloe vera. Mix one-part oil with nine parts water or pure aloe vera gel.

  • Aloe Vera

    Aloe Vera

    Long used for its anti-inflammatory qualities, aloe vera helps rebuild scarred or damaged skin. It soothes skin and can help reduce swelling and redness in current acne while the mild astringent qualities prevent further outbreaks.

  • Calendula

    Calendula

    Extremely gentle, yet ideal for promoting healing, calendula has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Used for centuries to treat everything from insect bites and burns to cuts and scrapes, it also helps calm and soothe eczema, acne and psoriasis.

  • Honey

    Honey

    Full of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, honey helps heal acne while simultaneously soothing skin. It’s also non-irritating and non-drying. Manuka honey from New Zealand, found in many Living Nature products, is specifically known for its healing and repairing benefits for skin conditions ranging from acne and eczema to burns and infections.

Recommendations

Treat

Dr. Alkaitis Organic Soothing Gel
Dr. Alkaitis Organic Soothing Gel Delicately calm inflamed and irritated skin with this antibacterial gel ideal for soothing bites, sunburns and rashes as well as acne, eczema and rosacea.
Dr.Hauschka Revitalizing Mask
Dr.Hauschka Revitalizing Mask Rich in antioxidants, quince seed, plant oils, and extracts, this rejuvenating mask smoothes out tough skin, hydrates, and cools down redness and acne.

Cleanse

Dr.  Alkaitis Purifying Cleanser
Dr. Alkaitis Purifying Cleanser A unique formula blended with raw plant ingredients to soothe, balance and remove pore-clogging dead skin cells.
“The
The Body Deli Rose Geranium Cleanser This formulation offers therapeutic benefits for sensitive and rosacea-prone skin types. Virgin coconut oil and rice bran oil high in tocotrienols/Vitamin E, also enhance the function and nutritional value for this mild facial cleanser.

Tone

Dr.Hauschka  Intensive Treatment 01
Dr.Hauschka Intensive Treatment 01 A 28-day regimen that calms and balances acne-prone teen complexions by working with skin’s natural rhythms.
Dr.Hauschka  Clarifying Toner
Dr.Hauschka Clarifying Toner Blends anthyllis, nasturtium and witch hazel to reduce breakouts, combat oil and tighten pores.

Moisturize

Dr.  Alkaitis Organic Soothing Gel
Dr. Alkaitis Soothing Gel Contains antiseptic and antibacterial aloe vera and witch hazel to soothe inflamed and irritated skin. Can also be used as a spot treatment.
Living  Nature Balancing Day Lotion
Living Nature Balancing Day Lotion Protects skin, regulates oil and restores moisture for clear skin, with soothing New Zealand plant ingredients.

At Night: Masks

Dr.Hauschka  Facial Steam Bath
Dr.Hauschka Facial Steam Bath Uses purifying herbs to effectively help open and unclog pores.

Fade Scars

Living  Nature Hydrating Gel Mask
Living Nature Hydrating Gel Mask A lightweight mask that’s scientifically proven to repair skin damage while nourishing and enriching.
Suki Purifying Acne Serum
Suki Purifying Acne Serum Ideal for normal to oily and sensitive skin.