We've covered dry and sensitive skin quite a lot recently on the Nourished Life blog, so it's about time we did a post dedicated to those of us with oily and acne prone skin. Often when we think of breakouts, we consider it to be a problem for teenagers due to hormonal changes, however, it isn't uncommon for adults to also experience breakouts too suffer from acne-prone too! Oily skin can be a pain but that doesn't mean there aren't some great natural products out there to make life a little easier!
There are so many causes of breakouts! Everything from diet and genetics to skincare and lifestyle choices. Everyone's skin is different and that means our skin concerns vary quite a lot! For anyone with oily or acne prone skin It's important to look after your skin all the time and not only when you break out!
Which products should you be using to help fight breakouts?
It is recommend to always starting off your skincare routine with a great cleanser that targets whatever skin concerns you have. For oily skin that is prone to breakouts, we suggest using a purifying cleanser like the Zkin's Purifying Cleansing Gel. This gel cleanser is specifically designed for acne prone skin, it contains Quillaja bark which is clinically tested to help reduce skin shine by up to 90% and reduce acne by up to 62%**. Now that's impressive! Quillaja which is highly effective without being aggressive or harsh on the skin. This means you can cleanse your skin and remove oil without drying it out.
The next step should be a facial exfoliant, use at least once a week. Our top pick for oily skin is the Pollen Botanicals Honey Sugar Exfoliator. This all natural facial scrub is the ideal for promoting clear, glowing skin. It's key ingredients are organic raw honey, sugar, kiwi and papaya and this formulation was specifically created to help manage breakouts - you can read hundreds of customer reviews and feedback on this product on our product page.
Once weekly it is also recommend to use a natural green clay mask for a deep cleanse and to help reduce excess oil. This can also help remove dead skin cells which can block pores are cause breakouts and further congestion.
Remember that inner beauty is also an important step in your skin routine because glowing skin really is all about beauty from the inside out. For this we love the The Beauty Chef GLOW Powder! This inner beauty powder from Carla Oates is made from naturally fermented whole food and probiotic powders to nourish and enhance the skin from the inside out! It is packed full of skin loving superfoods that create a powerhouse of nutrients which the skin loves like antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and amino acids (all sourced naturally from fruits, veggies, grains and legumes). It's a great way to kick start your healthy skin!
If you're looking for the ideal skincare trio for problematic skin, then look no further than the Vanessa Megan "The Holy Trinity" Pack. This heavenly pack targets acne-prone skin and contains a the Petitgrain Cream Cleanser, Rose Water Spray and Nature's Elixir Face Oil. Full of beautiful, organic ingredients.
Which products should you be using to treat breakouts?
If you suffer from consistent breakouts or have just a few pimples there is no need to panic, we have some amazing natural treatments available on Nourished life that are all gentle on the skin.
KORA Organics Blemish Gel
This organic blemish gel addresses the balance of your skin by directly targeting blemishes. To apply simply squeeze a small amount directly onto blemishes 2-3 times a day, allowing for it to dry. This gel is packed full of potent ingredients like noni extract and lemon myrtle to help banish blemishes. It also has a clean and fresh smell.
ECO. Pimple Clear
When it comes to treating pimples, less can sometimes definitely be more. This Pimple Clear treatment is made of only two powerful natural ingredients that will target the source of the spot. It's made with natural tea tree oil (known for it's soothing and antioxidant properties) and lavender oil which may help to calm breakouts and reduce redness. To use these natural oils, simply apply to affected areas after cleansing.
Mukti Clarity Balm Acne Treatment
This acne treatment from Mukti works to eliminate impurities, remove excess oils, and soothe blemishes. It can be used on spots, blemishes, hormonal breakouts, blackheads and whiteheads. Apply this gel after cleansing by dotting onto selected areas. Allow to dry before applying moisturiser and apply regularly. A little goes a long way! It also dries clear so can be worn under makeup and mineral foundation.
**Source: Study Results as pubished by Z'kin