What Natural Ingredients Work Best for Acne

1. Why natural

Natural ingredients provide your skin and body with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Natural skincare ingredients can combat UV damage, offer hydration and moisture, heal breakouts and hyperpigmentation, and give your skin a healthy glow.
While synthetic skincare with steroids can cause a tolerance and disrupt your skin barrier’s health, the right natural ingredients are soothing yet effective for the skin.
Cherry picking the right natural ingredients for your skin type is wise since they can help you treat your unique skin concerns. For instance, oily skin types might benefit more from tea tree, neem, and other anti-microbial natural extracts.
2. Ingredients – why these and how they work

Neem: Neem is an excellent source of fatty acids, minerals and skin friendly vitamins. It is known to control sebum production, fight acne causing bacteria, calm irritated skin, and heal skin sensitivity over time.

Tulsi: Tulsi has antiseptic properties that can keep breakouts in check. It can also be used to calm flared-up skin since it has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.

Tea tree: Tea tree is naturally antimicrobial. It can be used to heal infections including calming hormonal breakouts and combating fungal acne. It works better as an extract since it is a potent antioxidant.

Turmeric: Turmeric contains active compound curcumin which has powerful antioxidant properties. The orange red source has also been found to have wound-healing properties since it controls flare ups, promotes collagen production, and calms the skin.

3. How skin care should be formulated to deliver these actives into the skin

Skincare activities need effective delivery into the skin. If extracts are not well formulated, they may not be absorbed by the skin, or might be broken down in the product itself since they were made with ingredients they reacted with. Hence, the right formulation is essential. For such potent ingredients, having a gentle base oil or base cream is vital. Grapeseed oil works as a great base oil for essential oils like tea tree oil. Similarly, neem oil can be added to a rosehip oil or marula oil base. You can also combine multiple natural skincare extracts as is seen in this skin brightening face oil with turmeric, ashwagandha, and winter cherry. Check out our broad range of face oils here.

4. Tips to keep breakouts away

Wondering how to reduce your breakouts? Using the right active ingredients is key. For acne prone skin, it’s recommended to use antibacterial, and antiinflammatory natural extracts such as neem and tea tree. These can calm pre-existing breakouts. However, you can find mild skin exfoliating natural ingredients in the form of saffron, turmeric, and Vitamin C. These ingredients gently renew your skin cells, which results in scars gradually fading over time. Here are some more tips on how to fade your acne scars.

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