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Solutions for Acne & Spots

Is all acne the same?

There are various types of acne: whiteheads, pimples, blackheads and cysts nodules are all types of acne.  There is also teenage acne and adult acne and all acne can vary in its severity. However, the treatment for all of these is very similar. Why do I sometimes get whiteheads and sometimes blackheads? Because the causes for…

How do I get rid of pimples?

Keep your skin scrupulously clean, but be gentle with it.  Do not scrub and do not be tempted to use harsh products that dry out the skin.  These will only make your skin produce more sebum to counteract the dryness, thus making the problem worse. Cleanse with a gentle cleanser morning and evening, tone and…

Should I still moisturize if I have acne?

Yes, you should.  If your skin becomes dry and dehydrated your skin will produce more sebum to compensate and make matters worse.  A gentle, light moisturiser that keeps the skin hydrated throughout the day will help to protect it against pollutions.  Choose a natural, light moisturiser that is chemical free. Also remember to use a…

I’m not a teenager – why do I still have acne?

Acne is most common among teenagers, although it affects people of all ages. These factors can trigger or aggravate acne: 1. Unbalanced hormones. Androgens are hormones that cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge and make more sebum. Hormonal changes related to pregnancy and the use of oral contraceptives also can affect sebum production. 2. Stress…

Does chocolate cause acne?

Not on its own, no!  However, a diet high in sugar and/or fat can increase sebum production, one of the main causes of acne. Probiotics may help and a diet rich in leafy green vegetables, wholegrains, fruit, and ‘clean’ proteins such as fish, lentils, and nuts.  Basically you want to eat Omega 3 proteins and…

What are the best ways to deal with spots and acne?

Keep your skin scrupulously clean, but please be gentle with it!  Do not scrub and do not be tempted to use harsh products that dry out the skin.  These will only make your skin produce more sebum to counteract the dryness, thus making the problems worse. A gentle cleansing routine will be more effective. It…

What causes acne?

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It often causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples, and usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages. Hormonal changes during puberty…

Organic Skincare For Oily Skin.

Firstly – be grateful you have oily skin – you will naturally get less lines as you get older! However, you do of course want to control this and the best way to do this is the natural way! The biggest mistake people with oily skin can make is to use harsh products that dry…

Natural Skincare for Acne

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…

A is for Anti-Acne

Our Anti-acne gel is proving so popular as it contains salicylic acid from Willow Bark, not a synthetic version. We combine this with Aloe Vera in our  Anti-acne gel to soothe the inflammation.  A quote from ‘ Cosmetic Ingredients that Actually Work’ By Perry Romanowski, Industry Expert Salicylic acid – Helps speed up disappearance of acne If you…

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