Over the last few weeks, I’ve been sharing a series of holistic tips I collated after having a long and very passionate conversation with our founder and Naturopath, Barbara Filokostas. I wanted to find out some practical advice to help you take control of your acne naturally and get healthy, glowing skin happening on your beautiful face. Barbara has so much knowledge to share in this area, having helped hundreds of people over the years. Here is the next instalment of Barbara’s tips.
How To Take Control Of Your Acne Today
To treat acne naturally, you need to let your skin breathe. Have a ‘makeup-free’ day every week. Give your skin a break. Try and give your skin a makeup-free day whenever possible. The skin is our largest organ and it needs to breathe and be able to release impurities without obstructions, like makeup. Covering the skin with makeup will increase the chance of pores becoming clogged, inflamed and infected. The less time your skin has makeup on, the happier and healthier it will be.
Hanging out at home on the weekend is the perfect time to go makeup free. When you get home from work, don’t wait until bedtime to remove your makeup. Give your skin an extra few ‘makeup free’ hours before you hit the hay. Even if you are using a chemical free brand of makeup, it’s still a good practice to have. Did you check out part one In part one of Take Control of Your Acne? We talk about several ingredients to look out for in your makeup that can lead to congestion and contribute to breakouts. Make sure you have a read!
If budget permits, get a little extra TLC from a professional facialist to receive a detoxing facial to help clear out congestion. Alternatively, make sure you use a mask weekly to help remove the dirt and impurities from your skin. Ingredients such as Bentonite Clay are fantastic to treat acne naturally – this clever ingredient detoxes the skin and you can find it in our Rescue Acne Cream. Use as a spot treatment or face mask daily!
No Picking, Squeezing Or Touching
Your skin is going to really struggle to heal if you keep harassing it with your fingers! Over touching and picking your skin will just spread the infection and squeezing can break the capillaries.
Water, Water, Water
Barbara believes that to treat acne naturally – you need to begin from within. Water intake makes a big difference to skin health. Skin is an eliminating organ and drinking adequate amounts of water helps to detoxify the skin through assisting vital organs such as the kidneys and liver.
I really hope that you’ve found all these tips in part 1, 2 and 3 of Take Control of your Acne practical and helpful. Remember that your skin health journey is a marathon, not a sprint. If you keep making little improvements every day and start implementing enhancements to your lifestyle and health, you can take control of your acne and improve your skin health!
To wrap up our Take Control of Your Acne series we are giving away our signature Skin Rescue Kit (valued at $59.95), featured in the above photo, specially designed to help you fight the war on acne! This simple 3-step-system provides you with all the armour you need to fight those irritating blemishes and blackheads while restoring balance and harmony to your skin. Benzoyl Peroxide-free, this gentle blemish buster solution is suitable for all skin types.
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- Competition closes Tuesday, April 26, 2016 5pm (EST).
- Winner announced Wednesday, April 27, 2016.
This giveaway has now closed. Congratulations Susan!