Living with acne prone skin can be both multifaceted and challenging. In many cases it is more than just a skin condition; it can also affect the way you feel about yourself.
The truth is acne is one of the most common skin conditions experienced, affecting an estimated 80% of people at some point in their lives. It’s not surprising then that there is an overwhelming amount of information, and products, available regarding how best to treat acne – which can make choosing the right skincare routine confusing.
Establishing a consistent skincare routine is key to soothing and treating acne prone skin. Changing products frequently could actually worsen the condition and irritate the skin further, so it is recommended that you follow the same routine for 4-6 weeks to really see results.
The good news is a daily skin care routine for treating acne prone skin does not need to be complex or expensive.
What causes acne?
To truly understand acne prone skin and how to effectively treat it, there are three important factors that one should first understand about their skin: the sebaceous glands, hormones, and bacteria.
These three factors are each natural and normal functions of our skin; however they are all susceptible to imbalances. And it is most often when these imbalances occur that an episode of acne arises. Understanding what triggers an imbalance – such as hormonal changes during puberty or pregnancy – and how the skin reacts during a period of imbalance aids in understanding the importance of maintaining a consistent skincare routine.
How can daily application of Manuka Oil help?
You may have heard reports of the many benefits of using Manuka honey to treat skin conditions, so it’s no surprise that Manuka Oil – which is 1,000 times more potent than Manuka honey – is a powerful remedy for treating acne naturally.
Our Manuka Oil is a 100% Certified Organic super-ingredient that’s packed with antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties. This means it will disinfect blemishes, eliminate toxins from the pores and speed up the healing process to clear up your complexion sooner – all without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Manuka Oil also soothes and instantly reduces inflammation and redness, helping acne appear less obvious.
A Simple, Three-Step Routine for Treating Acne Prone Skin
Manuka Oil can be integrated into your entire skincare regime in the following selected steps.
Step 1: Cleanse
Clear your skin using our natural purifying Face Cleanser. It is infused with the potent antibacterial properties of 100% Organic Manuka Oil that are effective in killing acne-causing bacteria and drying up blemishes without the side effects.
Step 2: Moisturise
Acne prone skin needs hydration too! Apply our hydrating light day cream immediately after cleansing whilst skin is still slightly damp to improve moisture absorption. Gently pat the moisturiser into the skin with fingertips, from the centre of the face moving outwards and up. Don’t forget your neck and neckline as these areas can experience breakouts.
Step 3: Treatment
Apply Manuka Oil as a targeted spot treatment by applying a drop onto a cotton bud and directly dabbing onto emerging and existing pimples. If you are new to using Manuka oil or have sensitive skin, dilute 3-4 drops with your preferred carrier oil (such as jojoba, rosehip or sweet almond oil).
A holistic approach to treating acne prone skin naturally
Keeping acne at bay can mean more than just applying the right products. Treating ourselves well both internally and externally can really assist with healing both the physical and emotional impacts of acne. Here are our best all-natural solutions for treating acne: