Natural ways to help clear up acne
Most of us are willing to try just about anything to achieve a clear complexion. And while spot sufferers should consult a doctor or dermatologist as a first port of call for serious breakouts, there are now some great drug-free, natural treatment options available on the market for treating mild acne. Natural acne products often have many beneficial properties and fewer irritants, so are worthwhile investigating, particularly if you’re not having any joy with other solutions.
In time for Acne Awareness Month (June16), Yours Truly Organics Skincare has just unveiled Spot Me: Blemish Treatment Gel. This all-in-one treatment contains willow bark extract to help reduce inflammation, papaya fruit and apple extract to promote skin rejuvenation as well as lemongrass oil to lower bacterial growth. Yours Truly Organics ambassador Nanah Mensah says the gel soothes and reduces the size and appearance of breakouts with just a few applications, resulting in brighter and healthier looking skin.
“Apply as and when needed but it is a good idea to apply before make-up and before bed,” she told Cover Media, adding that the formula can be reapplied to blemishes up to three or four times throughout the course of the day.
She adds that to combat breakouts, it’s best to try and keep the skin as clean as possible and use a three-step skincare system twice a day.
Aloe vera is great for soothing sunburnt skin, but it’s similarly calming when used on breakouts for reducing inflammation and redness. For best results, look for formulas which contain pure, undiluted aloe vera extract such as Sukin’s Aloe Vera Gel. Apply a thin layer of the gel to affected areas at night for best results.
Rich in antioxidants, green tea is another ingredient to look out for when seeking acne products. Using it can be as simple as making a cup of green tea, letting it cool, and then dabbing onto the face with a soft cloth. But there are plenty of skincare products which contain green tea extract, such as Trilogy’s Balancing Face Lotion, which uses green tea, Rosapene and ginkgo for a triple whammy of soothing relief. This moisturiser is also very light and is ideal for people with oily/combination skin types.