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A Body Care Routine for Acne Prone Skin

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A Body Care Routine for Acne Prone Skin

If you have acne prone skin, gentle vegan products can help.

We understand how hard it is to keep skin fresh and breakout free. It is a constant balancing act. Don't give up!

Even if it seems like there is no solution, continue to try and learn more about yourself. When you see results, record the last process you took, and continue what worked well before.

While finding the ideal lifestyle balance— sleep routine, stress reduction, diet, exercise, and skincare products— is a process of trial and error, we want to share some skincare principles which produce the best results.

Step 1 : Rest well, eat clean, and be happy. Reducing acne breakouts is not only through better skincare. Lifestyle and hormones are big factors. Avoid greasy food and junk food. Exercise regularly. Do things that calm your soul.

Step 2: Identify the type of acne you have. Acne refers a category of skin issues. Know what type of blemishes are common on your skin, so that you can target them appropriately. What works for one type of blemish may not work for another. There are actually 7 types of blemishes that fall under the acne umbrella: 

      • Whiteheads
      • Blackheads
      • Papules
      • Pustules
      • Nodules
      • Cysts
      • Milia

Step 3: Cleanse gently. Ensure your cleansing routine removes dirt from your skin, but does not cause inflammation. Inflammation results from over-scrubbing the skin surface. When oil builds up, it clogs pores. Scrubbing the skin aggressively disturbs the already irritated skin cells. Instead, try researching the process of a double cleanse, a method of washing your face twice with two gentle cleansers.

Step 4: Moisturize. Moisturizing skin that is prone to breakouts is a key step. The body produces oil to provide a layer of protection to skin. When the body is stripped of oils through cleansing, it will produce more oil to overcompensate. Sometimes, this balance is not quite right. By applying moisturizer, you can reduce the body's oil production, which will reduce clogged pores.

Step 5: Be careful with AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) or BHA (beta hydroxy acid) products. AHAs and BHAs are a popular and effective solution. Their power lies in their ability to dry out jammed pores, remove dead skin cells, reduce inflammation. They can also dry your skin out. Always try a new AHA or BHA product in small amounts. Sensitive skin users may even feel a stinging sensation. It is important to trust your body, when using these products.

Step 6: Be confident. You're beautiful! Don't let breakouts make you feel insecure. Always remember, no one fixates on your skin. They also see your smile. If you channel negativity from your body because of insecurity, people will wonder why. That's when they will see the acne. Let your inner self shine. You are more than just your outer layer.

Our Best Products for Acne-Prone Skin

Cleansing

Blue Spirulina & Blue Clay Bar Soap | A naturally detoxifying soap with blue clay is perfect for removing stubborn dirt and impurities to prevent blemishes and keep skin clear.

Vulcano Bar Soap & Vulcano Body Wash | Contains activated charcoal powder, which removes impurities, odors, and dead skin cells. Contains tea tree oil, which has anti-bacterial properties.

Summer Bar Soap | For sensitive skin, because it contains carnauba wax, which prevents water loss. Lavendar buds are anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory.

Moisturizing

Anchor Body Soufflé | Vegan, richly moisturizing without greasy residue. Leaves skin with a healthy glow. Recommended by Yamel.