Acne (cystic acne or simply acne) is a common skin disease characterised by areas of skin with scaly red skin (seborrhea),pimples (pustules) and blackheads or whiteheads (comedones).
Acne affects mostly skin with a dense population of sebaceous follicles which mainly occur on the the face, the upper part of the chest, and the back. Whilst predominantly seen in the young and adolescents, acne can appear throughout one’s life when stressed, during pregnancy and even into adulthood.
After setting up her own clinical practice as a Naturopath, Botáni’s founder Barbara Filokostas observed the physical and psychological impact the skin condition was having on her patients and realised how important healthy skin was to one’s happiness, self confidence and general well-being.
How do I treat acne?
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Cleanse and sooth irritable skin with:
Purify Facial Cleanser that’s perfectly pH balanced to ensure optimum health for your skin, without stripping its natural oils.
Kick pimples to the curb with:
Rescue Acne Cream. Given the thumbs up from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (T.G.A.) Rescue Acne Cream is an all-natural solution for the treatment of acne, blemishes and blackheads. Benzoyl Peroxide free, Botáni’s Rescue Acne Cream kills acne causing bacteria without damaging surrounding skin tissue.
Hydrate and nourish skin with:
Boost Balancing Moisturiser, a light daily moisturiser that balances the oiliness of the T-zone whilst mositurising and hydrating the rest of the face.
How do I treat body acne?
Treating body acne, like treating facial acne, requires patience and understanding that we need to look much deeper than the surface skin. Diet and lifestyle factors need to be taken into consideration. Inappropriate diet and stress can contribute to the cause. While the recommendations for facial acne are the same for body acne, the treatment varies.
Cleanse daily with:
Eco-Clear Body Bar. This body bar contains lemon-scented tea tree oil which is anti-bacterial and will assist in the healing process.
Follow cleansing with regular body exfoliation with:
Spirulina Salt Scrub helps to exfoliate dead skin without leaving the skin dry and taut. The skin is purified and pores are unclogged, detoxify the skin, stimulating blood circulation and hydrating the skin through its unique formulation. It is gentle enough to use every day and the combination of salt and Lemon Myrtle provides healing with antibacterial benefits. Spirulina provides nutrients and detoxifies the pores, while Squalene and jojoba oil moisturise the skin without leaving it greasy.
Botáni’s Eco Body Pamper Gift Pack is also a fantastic way to treat body acne as well as pamper yourself in the process.
One other factor to consider is clothing. Synthetic clothing that doesn’t breath can cause sweating and trap the moisture on the skin. Wearing natural fibres will assist in healing the skin.
How do I get rid of blackheads?
Blackheads are a form of acne that are characterised by small plug like formation in the pores of the skin. This can be formed by excessive oil in the skin, which oxidises when it comes to the surface, giving it a “black” appearance. Make-up and/or dirt can also fill the pores, if the skin is not cleaned daily, giving a black head appearance.
Don’t squeeze blackheads as it can damage the surrounding skin and cause scarring. We recommend that you:
Cleanse the skin with:
Purify Facial Cleanser twice daily. A gel based cleanser with anti-bacterial properties to gently purify the skin, it assists in balancing excessive sebum without stripping away the skin’s natural oils.
Treat the skin with:
Rescue Acne Cream. Applied daily with a cotton bud, the formulation works like a plunger to help release and remove the blackhead plugs in your pores. It can also be used as a mask when applied topically, in a thick fashion, and left for 20 minutes. Follow by cleansing the skin with water or Purify Facial Cleanser.
Bring harmony back to the skin with:
Boost Balancing Moistuiriser (once blackheads are removed), a suitable moisturiser that balances the production of sebum in the skin. Botáni’s Purify Facial Gift Pack is ideal pack for treatment of skin affected by blackheads. Follow the instructions to thorougly cleanse and treat your skin.