Sometimes even the simplest skincare routine can play a big role in your skin’s health.
Acne is one of the most common skin problems according to dermatology organizations. Acne can crop up on all different skin types but oily skin provides the most favourable conditions for breakouts.
Remember being in high school and being told eating greasy food like fast-food French fries would lead to zits? That’s not entirely true. While diet does have something to do with your skin’s appearance, it mostly comes down to genetics and environmental factors. Eating French fries once in a while usually does not lead to break-outs.
Sebum is the oil produced by your body’s sebaceous glands. It’s how we retain moisture in our skin as well as flexibly. It also works as a waterproof barrier from harmful matter such as bacteria and fungus, both which can lead to infections. Problems such as acne occur when our skin produces excess sebum. (The bright side of having oily skin is that you will be less prone to wrinkles and lines!)
Excess stress, environmental changes (climate and even seasonal), using too much harsh skincare products, hormone fluctuations, and constant poor diet choices will lead to acne flare-ups.
Lifestyle changes that will help clear up acne include avoiding wearing heavy makeup (opt for oil-free foundation and concealer), cutting back on excessive alcohol, and managing stress levels (stress increases glucocorticoid production) through sleep, exercise, and meditation or breathing practices.
Having a natural skincare routine for acne-prone skin is also important to follow.
So, with no further ado, here are Sealuxe’s top tips to get your best natural skincare routine for acne underway:
Gently cleanse your skin twice a day. Do not look for products that promise squeaky clean skin as those contain harsh ingredients that will dry your skin out causing it to produce even more oil. Try using Sealuxe’s Goddess Grains Facial Cleanser. It contains key botanicals such as fennel seed, rose, adzuki bean, rice, oats, and calendula which gently slough off old skin cells sans irritation.
Facial oils are a godsend for those with oily skin. Your first reaction may be, “Adding oil to my oily skin?! No THANKS!” Facial oils keep your skin hydrated and are essentially a helping hand that give your sebaceous glands a break from their over-producing schedule. They naturally balance the moisture level by penetrating the surface of your skin and allowing sebum production to slow down. While Sealuxe offers oils for all skin types, those with acne-prone skin will want to look at using Balance which goes to work steadying your skin’s natural oil production.
A mild, natural moisturizer is vital for healthy skin. Don’t think you can skip a moisturizer just because you have oily skin!
Use a natural face mask at least once a week. This also helps to keep the skin on track as far as steering it away from over-producing sebum. Sealuxe’s top choice for adding to your natural skincare routine for acne-prone skin is the Charcoal Face Mask. Activated charcoal acts like a magnet, pulling oil, dirt, and toxins from your skin when applied.
We hope you find this natural skincare routine will help kick your acne to the curb!