Having experienced acne myself, I often wondered how I could save acne skin. I would be lying if I said I didn't buy into the hype and follow some crazy skin care regimes in my time. You name it, I probably tried it! Little did my 15-year-old self-know that I was probably doing my skin more harm than good by following these ridiculous ideas.
Skin Care Tips To Save Acne Skin
One of the everlasting trends in treating acne is the fight to eliminate oil. I'll be the first to put my hand up and say that I over washed my skin on a daily basis, scrubbing and scrubbing to attempt to eliminate the dreaded oil. Not surprisingly, this often made my skin worse!
Save Acne Skin When CleansingCleansing is excellent for acne prone skin, but you most definitely can over-do it, further agitating your skin. Our skin naturally produces sebum; oil used to lubricate and waterproof the skin. Sebum is released typically from the sebaceous glands when our skin needs it, i.e. when your skin is stripped of the oil.
A common mistake we make is continually cleansing our face of this oil, with harsh, drying cleansers. This results in the skin going into overdrive and producing more sebum to replace what has been removed. Extended periods of this process confuses the skin, and eventually, it is unable to function naturally and resorts to producing excess sebum. Think of it almost as your skin packing an umbrella in case it rains, it is overcompensating in case we attack again with more vicious cleansing.
How Do We Stop This Happening?
- We need to stop cleaning so often. The skin on our face only needs to be cleaned twice daily, once in the morning and once at night.
- We need to ensure that our cleansers are useful but still gentle on our skin. Harsh cleansers that strip all of the sebum from our skin and unbalance our pH are a big no-no for acne prone skin. Instead switch to a gentle cleanser that removes impurities, while nourishing the skin and maintaining a healthy pH balance.
- Use the extra time you save by not over-cleansing your skin to go out, have some fun and enjoy life!
Botáni's Purify Facial Cleanser is the perfect option for acne friendly cleansing. A lightly foaming, gel-based cleanser that has moisturising and antibacterial properties. Containing NO harsh chemicals, such as Benzoyl Peroxide, this cleanser's all natural formulation will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth! Got a question about your cleansing routine and how to save acne skin? Ask away below! Author: Jenna @ Botáni x
Save Your Acne Skin With Botáni's Purify Facial Cleanser
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*Competition is only open to Australian residents. Entries are open from August 12-15, 2013. We will announce the winner by Facebook and on the blog on Friday 16th August 2013; the winner will also be contacted privately.
CONGRATULATIONS to Narelle Rock who is this week's Botani Beauty Giveaway winner!