If acne is a daily struggle for you, you know how sensitive your skin is to bacteria and oil. Keeping acne at bay means more than just applying the right products. Because your skin is so susceptible to pore-clogging bacteria and build-up, you can benefit from doing a little extra cleaning up to keep your face blemish-free. Here are 5 simple changes that will help acne-prone skin.
1.Clean Your Makeup Brushes & Bag
If you aren’t thoroughly washing your makeup brushes at least once a week, you’re giving bacteria a great place to live and grow. Use warm water and a little pea-sized amount of our Face Cleanser to thoroughly rinse your applicators, sponges, and brushes. Our Face Cleanser is infused with Manuka oil which is a potent natural antibacterial ingredient. You can also mix up some of our certified organic pure Manuka oil as a spray and use this on all your surfaces in our house. And don’t forget to clean your makeup bag! Bacteria can hang out inside the bag, contaminating your brushes all over again. Throw it in the wash if it’s machine-safe, or give it a good soak in warm water with a few drops of Manuka oil and let air dry. You can even give the inside a little spray and wipe down with using this recipe between washes.
2. Rinse Away Conditioner
When customers are battling stubborn back acne, the first thing to consider is what type of conditioner they are using on their hair. Hair experts recommend rinsing out hair conditioner at the very last minute to ensure that your hair get maximum hydration time. But if you are getting breakouts on your back or even around your hairline, you should switch your rinse routine. Heavy silicones and other pore-clogging substances are sold as being great for your hair ( they are a toxic mess) but too heavy for your skin. Rinse out your hair conditioner first, then apply our Body Wash and give your back a good scrub with a body brush to remove any conditioner residue. Consider is switching to a natural Shampoo and
3. Clean Pillowcases & Towels
It might sound like a lot of work, but try changing your pillowcase every night if you experience bad breakouts. A fresh pillowcase ensures that you aren’t contaminating your skin with the same bacteria and dirt every night. After cleansing your face, you should always use a fresh, clean towel to pat dry.
4. Sanitise Your Phone
You wash your hands and your face all the time, but what about your mobile phone? We leave our phones on all kinds of surfaces and touch them constantly, transferring bacteria to our faces while we talk. Give your phone a wipe down with an antibacterial wipe once a day to minimise the potential for breakouts.
5. Double Cleanse
Is your face cleanser really getting all of that makeup off? Many cleansers, especially those made with sensitive skin in mind, just don’t do a thorough job. We recommend anyone with acne -prone uses our natural Face Cleanser and doubles cleanse. This will leave your skin silky smooth, and ensure that all the makeup on the skin is gone, and any bacteria has been removed. Follow with a nourishing Light Day Cream, infused with Manuka oil and Totarol extract which have high levels of antibacterial agents making it very useful against acne bacteria.
Have you made a lifestyle change that made all the difference in your acne?
Why Manuka Biotic®?
- We use the worlds only certified organic Manuka oil.
- All our products contain potent antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory properties to help soothe and repair the skin.
- Our products are 100% New Zealand made.
- Our products are made using natural ingredients and are FREE from:
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate & SLES
- PEGs, PABA, EDTA
- Added fragrances & colouring
- Mineral Oils
- Propylene Glycol
- Animal testing or animal derivatives
- Bio Gro Certified, USDA, IFOAM