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Questions and Answers
With out using harsh over the counter meds.
Yes, in fact, there are several natural ways to help acne. I suffer from acne as well and I recently started going "all natural" (100% chemical-free) with my personal care products and makeup.
For the past month I have been using the Aubrey Organics skin care line for oily skin. The products I've been using are the Natural Herbal Facial Cleanser for Oily Skin, Natural Herbal Facial Toner for Oily Skin and the Natural Herbal Oil Balancing Mask for Oily Skin. (They also make a moisturizer for oily skin but I haven't bought or used that because my skin is too oily as it is). I use the facial cleanser and toner once a day and the mask once a week. It has been a little over a month since I started using the Aubrey Organic line and I can honestly say my acne has improved. My boyfriend told me the other day that he can see a difference too.
A little about Aubrey Organics… They are a company that uses only 100% natural, synthetic chemical-free ingredients in their products. You can find their products at just about any organic or natural food store (such as Whole Foods) or you can order the products through their website ( Http://www.aubrey-organics.com ). Their prices are decent too.
Another thing you could do is make your own facial cleanser, toner and mask using natural ingredients. I've actually been reading and researching this subject recently and I've learned a lot. The following essential oils are beneficial for acne prone skin:
-Lavender, Chamomile, Geranium and Sandalwood essential oils reduce swelling and irritation associated with acne.
-Tea Tree, Cedarwood, Lemon, Eucalyptus and Spanish Sage essential oils benefit oily skin prone to breaking out.
-Basal, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Cedarwood, Cypress, Lemongrass, Spike Lavender, and Ylang Ylang essential oils help normalize skin with overactive oil glands.
-*Lemongrass and Sage essential oils actually slow down oil production and and reduce sweating.*
-Another tip…Any citrus and mint essential oils are appropriate for use on oily and/or acne prone skin.
I got this info through a lot of research and reading on aromatherapy and natural remedies. A lot of the essential oil info for acne I got from the book "Aromatherapy for Dummies", which I highly recommend. Another thing is, be careful where you purchase essential oils from. Purchase them through a reputable company because there are companies who sell so-called "pure" essential oils, when they really are not pure and have additives in them. Simplers and Mountain Rose Herbs are highly respected and reputable companies which I recommend for purchasing essential oils. I've put their websites below.
A few more tips:
-Witch Hazel (either 100% pure or with a maximum of 14% grain alcohol) is a great astringent just by itself for oily/acne-prone skin. However, putting some drops of essential oil (like the ones listed above) in it can be even more beneficial.
-Unrefined & cold-pressed Neem oil is good for fighting acne.
As for a natural cleanser, Castille Liquid Soap (which is derived from plant sources), either alone or with a mix of Neem oil, Witch Hazel and essential oils is a great cleanser alternative to those harsh, chemical-laden "big brand" products.
For a mask, French Green Clay is great. French Green Clay has enormous absorbent powers due to the constitution of its micro molecules. It literally "drinks" oils, toxic substances, and impurities from your skin. Its toning action stimulates the skin by bringing fresh blood to damaged skin cells, revitalizing the complexion, and tightening pores. French Green Clay is marvelous for helping to clear problem skin. Use it daily on trouble spots, or weekly as part of a complete facial treatment.
I hope this helps. Good luck!
That you've used..
I am a professional makeup artist and I have many high end clientel, I do photo shoots, weddings big events etc… I get paid to make people look good. I sometimes have very picky clientel that wants to know every ingredient in my products which is easy for me because I use what I consider to be one of the best NATURAL/organic mineral makeup brands and they don't use cheap fillers or harmful chemicals unlike other brands. I use a brand called Faerie Organic Minerals Http://www.faerieorganic.com My clientel loves it as it is very light (not thick and cakey) and leaves a healthy glow. It conceals imperfections and redness and looks really natural, it has natural SPF that can battle most high spf creams. You can get a sample kit with all you need to try it out for like $5.99. Check it out! ~
I want to start getting natural organic makeup… I'm starting to eat all organic foods and now want to go to make up. Where can I find some (online) that is safe and has no added chemicals or anything (or very little) that is decently priced.
Im not sure if its organic but LUSH is a good handmade make
Also not sure if its organic but BareMinerals are supposed to be really good for your skin and have special technology in them to not clog pores. Good luck x.