TIPS for treating Acne
The important thing is to avoid washing your face with your fingers: you might have bacteria under your nails that can spread to your face, and you won’t get enough exfoliation. So, along with our Purifying Cleanser, we recommend using a cleansing face brush. They are fantastic, but If you don’t want to invest in a cleansing brush, you can just wash your face with cotton pads.
Diet is important too. Probiotics help. So do leafy green vegetables, plenty of fruit (or do some juicing) and ‘clean’ proteins such as fish, walnuts and flaxseed. Basically you want to eat Omega 3 proteins and avoid Omega 6.
Avoid cow’s milk, sugar, junk and fast food. Also avoid High-glycemic foods: These are foods that break down quickly in the body, triggering an insulin spike and raising blood sugar levels. They trigger hormonal fluctuations and inflammation—both of which encourage acne. We’re talking foods like white bread, processed breakfast cereals, white rice, pretzels, potato chips, cookies and cakes, etc. Choose low glycemic-index foods instead, like vegetables, whole grains, sweet potatoes, and most fruits.
For those of you with adult acne, retinol is great. We would therefore recommend using our Rejuvenating Serum as well as the Anti Acne Gift Pack.
A lot of people will simply spot treat – but if you’re just doing that, you’re not treating the acne, you’re treating the spot. That acne will just appear in a different spot. So, if you need additional treatment, put it on the area where you’re breaking out. For example, if your breakouts are only on your chin, put a thin layer of our Treatment Gel all over your chin area.
Does It Work? Yes!
Take a look at any acne-fighters and you’ll probably spot salicylic acid on the ingredient list. Willow bark is its natural, botanical source of this spot-buster. It sloughs off dead, pore-clogging skin cells, paving the way for clearer skin. The willow bark in our Treatment Gel gives it the slight ‘tan’ colour (which does not show on your skin once applied). It has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that are important for acne treatment. Salicylic acid helps unclog pores to resolve and prevent lesions. Salicylic acid works by dissolving this cement that holds those sticky cells together in the clogged pores. Most effective acne treatments can make skin a bit red and inflamed while the skin adjusts to them. This ingredient is unique because it’s very effective at fighting acne, but it has a soothing, calming effect on skin. Your will see the red inflammation calm down dramatically! Look forward to blemish free skin now. It also contains:
Aloe Vera to soothe inflammation and heal spots.
Tea Tree for its antiseptic properties.
Coltsfoot (Tussilago Farfara) extract to soothe inflammation.
Cucumber extract to tone.
Widely known as a sunburn remedy, aloe vera can also fight the inflammation that turns small marks into hulking, mountainous zits. The goo contains aloin and aloesin, two anti-inflammatory compounds experts suspect are responsible for its soothing effects.
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