8 natural beauty finds for blemish-prone skin
These botanical-filled lotions and potions are the way to clearer skin, naturally.
Ah, summer. The sun is high, the days are long, and our pores are clogged. Ick. You can thank the excess sweat and kicked up dirt of the season for those pimples popping up. There have always been products out there that promise to blast your skin offenders away, but what are you to do if you want to clear up your complexion, and are wary of products with too many harsh chemicals? Thankfully there are now a plethora of all-natural brands that can take care of those pimples before, during and after they become a focal point of your face.
Acne can often occur on more than just your face. So if you have issues with body blemishes, grab this multitasking scrub. It contains 2 percent salicylic acid derived from willow bark for a natural way to cleanse and clear up your complexion.
Clean and clear
While some cleansers can leave your skin feeling tight and dry, this blemish clearing wash from Juice Beauty (Gwyneth Paltrow works with the brand, so you know it's really eco-friendly!), hydrates while it removes dirt, grime and excess sebum. Made with organic lemon, cherry and aloe juices (hello hydration!), this best seller detoxifies and clarifies the skin without the use of parabens, sulfates or the use of pesticides.
This all-natural konjac sponge contains activated carbon and other minerals to help draw impurities and excess oil from the skin like a magnet. Use it with a cleanser or to help remove your favourite mask, and it will gently exfoliate your complexion to perfection.
A natural antiseptic, tea tree oil has been known to help heal wounds and blemishes for ages, so this infused toner, which also boosts witch hazel to tighten pores, as well as lavender and aloe vera to prevent any drying, is a great addition to your routine.
Weekly game changer
With three types of purifying clay, coupled with activated bamboo charcoal to remove toxins from the skin's surface, this mask helps to draw out all the bad stuff while it dries. It also contains raw cacao to help soften the skin. Use once per week for a clearer, fresher complexion.
Cleansing acne-prone skin properly is of the utmost importance, but so is having a lotion on hand that won't clog pores and will help to balance the skin, preventing future breakouts.
Sometimes all your hard work can't save you from one major blemish. So in these frustrating times, a spot treatment is your best bet. With a blend of natural copper, zinc and magnesium, plus a plethora of essential oils, this concoction will help tame redness while it minimizes the appearance of acne.
Protect your clean and clear visage with a fragrance free SPF kit that can travel with you anywhere.