What is Acne?
Acne is a skin concern that “involves blockage and/ or inflammation of hair follicles and their sebaceous gland”. It appears on the skin as “non-inflammatory lesions, inflammatory lesions or a mixture of both”.
Main Types of Acne Include
Non-inflammatory acne - known as comedonal acne and consists of whiteheads and blackheads.
Inflammatory acne - known as mild acne and it is associated with small infections caused by P. Acnes bacteria.
Moderate Acne - associated with the presence of comedones, inflammatory papules (are small, red, inflamed blemishes that tend to cluster together and can be sore to the touch), and pustules (inflamed blemishes filled with pus and vary in size and are commonly known as pimples).
Cystic Acne - known as Nodulocystic acne which is associated with very large blemishes due to an inflammatory response deep in the pore. “Cysts form when a rupture in the internal wall of the pore allows bacteria and oil to spread into the surrounding skin, causing an infection”. Also scarring from this type of acne is evident.
Natural Skincare Remedies
With any skin concern, eating a healthy balanced diet, reducing stress levels and staying away from hormonal disrupting toxins usually found in conventional personal products is key. There are so many natural skincare remedies that can help minimize acne and breakouts, soothe sensitivity and reduce acne scarring.
We are sharing our favorite 3 step botanical skincare routine to cleanse, tone and deeply nourish. The following routine can assist in restoring your skin’s health and is super rich in whole plant goodness of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals in its most active form to balance oil production, minimize breakouts, even skin tone and texture while promoting healthy and supple complexion.