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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

Living Nature Manuka Honey Gel
Living Nature Manuka Honey Gel Calms and reduces redness while the antiseptic properties of manuka oil and honey treat blemishes.
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 Rejuvenating Mask
Dr.Hauschka Rejuvenating Mask Revitalize a pallid, dull complexion while reducing the appearance of large pores with this light cream mask for all skin types.

Prevent

Living  Nature Balancing Skin Essentials Kit
Living Nature Balancing Skin Essentials Kit A three-step ritual that balances oily skin while protecting and treating.
Dr.Hauschka  Daily Face Care Kit for Oily Skin
Dr.Hauschka Daily Face Care Kit for Oily Skin Includes six products that work to regulate oil production, remove impurities and tighten pores.

Cleanse

Living  Nature Purifying Cleanser
Living Nature Purifying Cleanser Removes impurities without stripping skin using a natural foaming agent and plant ingredients.
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.
Living  Nature Vitalising Exfoliant
Living Nature Vitalising Exfoliant Gently polishes away dead skin cells and gives skin a glow. Should be used no more than once a week on acne-prone skin.

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  Intensive Treatment 02
Dr.Hauschka Intensive Treatment 02 A 28-day regimen for adults that calms current blemishes while preventing future breakouts using 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

Living Nature Manuka Honey Gel
Living Nature Manuka Honey Gel Works as a serum for extremely acne-prone and oily skin. It soothes and heals with harakeke (New Zealand Flax) and tea tree.
Living  Nature Balancing Night Gel
Living Nature Balancing Gel A multi-purpose product that provides proven anti-aging benefits while repairing current damage and balancing oily skin.
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.
Dr.Hauschka  Normalizing Day Oil
Dr.Hauschka Normalizing Day Oil Halts the over-production of oil, heals acne and reduces the appearance of large pores, with plant extracts.
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

Living Nature  Deep Cleansing Mask
Living Nature Deep Cleansing Mask Refines pores, balances and absorbs toxins, with purifying and healing halloysite, totara, tea tree and honey.
Dr.Hauschka  Rejuvenating Mask
Dr.Hauschka Rejuvenating Mask A versatile mask that conditions, tones and balances skin. Can also be used as a spot treatment.
Dr.Hauschka  Facial Steam Bath
Dr.Hauschka Facial Steam Bath Uses purifying herbs to effectively help open and unclog pores.

Fade Scars

Living  Nature Radiant Night Oil
Living Nature Radiant Night Oil Clinically proven to stimulate skin cells and increase the production of collagen to help 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 Bio-Active Purifying Face Serum
Suki Bio-Active Purifying Face Serum Ideal for normal to oily and sensitive skin.