Skincare for acne: do's and don'ts!

Skincare for acne: do's and don'ts!

Acne plagues many, and while there are endless conventional treatments on the market, the gentle efficacy of natural alternatives is starting to gain traction. This blog post explores what you should and shouldn’t do when treating acne with a natural approach.

Do: Embrace Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil, a cornerstone of Skin Botanist's product line-up, is a boon for acne-prone skin. Its structure closely resembles human sebum, which means it naturally helps to balance oil production. This balancing act prevents the overproduction of oil which can lead to acne. Additionally, its anti-inflammatory properties help soothe the skin and reduce acne-related redness and swelling.

Do: Incorporate Apricot Kernel Oil

Apricot Kernel Oil is particularly noted for its gentle, moisturising properties. Rich in vitamins and fatty acids, it not only nourishes the skin but also plays a critical role in soothing and healing. Its anti-inflammatory capabilities make it ideal for reducing redness and irritation associated with acne.

Do: Choose unscented products

Opt for unscented skincare products, as these are free from fragrances that can irritate sensitive or acne-prone skin. Skin Botanist's sensitive skin collection is specifically formulated to be gentle, reducing the risk of inflammation and irritation that can exacerbate acne.

Don't: Keep it light with non-comedogenic oils

While oils like Jojoba and Apricot Kernel are beneficial, it's crucial to avoid heavy, comedogenic oils that could exacerbate acne. These can block pores and worsen acne symptoms. Always opt for non-comedogenic, lighter oils that provide hydration without the grease.

Don't: Ignore proper cleansing

Natural doesn’t mean less potent. Ensure you're thoroughly cleansing your skin to remove impurities and excess oils that can trigger acne. A gentle, natural cleanser with ingredients like the ones mentioned can help maintain clean and healthy skin without stripping natural oils.

Don't: Neglect patch tests

Even natural ingredients can cause reactions depending on your skin type. Always perform a patch test before fully incorporating a new product into your routine, especially if you have sensitive or acne-prone skin.

Harnessing the power of natural ingredients can significantly benefit acne-prone skin. Each of these ingredients is selected by Skin Botanist for their purity and skin-soothing properties, making them excellent choices for those looking to treat acne naturally. You can find them in our Unscented Face Balm and Unscented Face Oil. Remember, consistency and proper application are key in seeing results from any skincare regimen.

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