Symptoms: Acne-prone skin can tend toward the oily side, but is often a combination of all skin types. Sometimes referred to as combination skin, acne-prone can also be dry, sensitive or mature. The obvious factor of acne-prone skin is raised lesions appearing on or under the skin.
Care: Though spots can be painful and irritating, it is important to be gentle with skin. Try not to pick or squeeze spots and let them heal on their own. A natural spot treatment and a selection of natural and organic products formulated with spot treating remedies will help. Be sure to pay close attention to your diet and any external factors that may trigger spots to appear.
Keeping acne-prone skin clean is very important, but try not to go overboard. Too much or too harshly cleansing can have the opposite of intended effect and work to create more spots. Look for products created with ingredients that are known zit-zappers.
Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics Vitamin B Active Moisture Cleansing Oil and Makeup Remover uses papain, a fruit enzyme to soften and exfoliate. High in vitamin B, this cleansing oil detoxifies skin, removing impurities and hydrating and balancing at the same time.
Not quite the stinging astringents of yesteryear, natural toners are more about adding beneficial ingredients than taking away or tightening. Try one with good-for-you elements.
Pai Rice Plant & Rosemary BioAffinity Toner calms, tones and balances combination skin. Ingredients such as rosemary and rice plant help to cleanse and purify.
S.W. Basics Toner is an absolutely essential step in a nighttime routine. It evens skin tone and neutralizes pH, meaning we wake up both less oily AND less dry.
Choosing a non-greasy, yet hydrating formula that will combat breakouts and reduce redness is the key. A healing option is best.
Pai Geranium & Thistle Combination Skin Cream using ingredients to specifically target an oily t-zone, this lotion seeks to balance skin and combat breakouts.
Graydon The Putty is perfect for skin experiencing redness, spots, and irritation as it is made with a complex selection of healing oils.
Oil + Serum
Though you can’t fight fire with fire, you can counteract breakouts and spots with a super natural beneficial skin oil or serum.
Vered Organic Botanicals Therapuetic Balancing Face Oil is herb-infused and protective, this anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial blend heals while balancing sebum production.
Graydon The Serum is made with Canadian-sourced berry seed oils which contain some of the highest levels of antioxidants, combating spots naturally with natural pimple fighter raspberry seed oil.
Exfoliating skin is a way to keeping it healthy and happy. Choose a mask that will get to the root of problem skin and can detox and clear.
May Lindstrom Skin The Problem Solver mask is an intense treatment that effectively detoxes and purifies while fighting and healing blemishes. A jump-start for circulation.
Stock a natural anti-acne treatment to spot-zap pimples as they appear.
Osmia Organics Spot Treatment gets rave reviews from natural beauty lovers and works with a powerful blend of essential oils to combat bacteria and fight spots. It really works!
When dealing with acne-prone skin, be sure to always reach for products with clear skin in mind. An eye cream that depuffs, moisturizes and fights acne is a good choice.
Pai Echium & Argan Gentle Eye Cream is light, super moisturizing and wonderful for sensitive, acne prone skin.
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