If you’re looking for skincare products that are geared towards fighting and preventing acne, odds are the products you’re looking at are filled with chemically driven or synthetic ingredients. These products may seem convincing when they say that they will help clear your skin in a matter of days, however, all these chemicals can actually do more damage and harm to your skin in the long run. It’s best to treat your skin with all natural products, especially if your skin is suffering from a bit of acne or you have oily/combination skin. After all, your acne prone skin is already irritated and inflamed, so there is no need to add harsh chemicals or alcohol to the mix.
There are so many natural ingredients that are used to treat acne and acne prone skin that work fast and help prevent future breakouts. In this article, we will take a look at some of the best natural ingredients that can help give you clear and glowing skin.
Lavender and Tea Tree
These are two of the most popular natural ingredients that can help fight off acne. Both Lavender and Tea Tree helps get rid of bacteria, and especially the bacteria known to cause acne. When used in skincare, many people have compared it to benzoyl peroxide, an often used chemical that helps get rid of breakouts. However, these ingredients are much healthier for your skin.
Willow bark extract is a great natural form of salicylic acid, which can be found in most acne skincare products. But instead of placing this harsh chemical on your skin, opting for a more natural product will help your skin from overdrying and producing more oil to compensate, which can then lead to even more breakouts. Willow bark works to help get rid of dead skin cells and other debris that can lead to clogged pores. Our Power Repair™ Blemish Control Stick contains both tea tree and willow bark, and is incredible for helping purify the skin and detoxify blemishes without irritating or drying out the skin.
Witch hazel is an incredible natural ingredient that has skin boosting powers including oil balancing and anti-inflammation, which are great for acne prone skin! People have using witch hazel for centuries to help soothe and cleanse their skin, and for good reason! Witch hazel is known to help tone and tighten your skin without overdrying, which is something many commercial toners are guilty of. Our Power Repair™ Face Toner is one of our favorite toners that contains witch hazel and is made for acne prone skin.
Just like some of these other ingredients, green tea is a wonderful anti-inflammatory that gives plenty of anti-bacterial benefits. It helps specifically with acne because of the compounds that help fight off infection in the green tea plant. These compounds work directly by going straight to the acne lesions and help to kill the bacteria. Green tea is also full of antioxidants that help make it a great addition for the overall health of your skin. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite products that contain green tea, in order to help make it easier for you!
- Power Repair™ Skin Serum
- Power Repair™ Hyaluronic + C Serum
- Power Repair™ Vitamin C Solution
- Power Repair™ Lighten & Brighten
Green clay is a wonderful way to help restore balance to oily, combination, and acne prone skin. It works overtime to soak up any excess oil that could clog pores and lead to future breakouts and imperfections. It also can double as a powerful cleanser that can help balance the pH levels in the skin. Our favorite way to use green clay is our Power Repair™ Green Clay Mask & Exfoliant. It revives texture and the tone of the skin while stimulating new cell growth! We love it and we know you will too!
At Peak Scents, we love natural skin care and all its benefits! We offer a full line of natural products geared towards getting rid of and preventing future acne breakouts. Incorporating toners and herbal facial steams into your skincare routine will also help soothe and calm your skin. Contact us here with any other skincare questions, we look forward to helping you obtain the skin of your dreams and enhancing your natural beauty with natural products.