AN ESTHETICIAN'S SKINCARE GUIDE FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN
We are so excited to partner with Lauren of Estie Bestie, a licensed esthetician and beauty blogger who has made it her mission to root out misinformation and get you the best possible skincare advice, especially for acneic skin. Lauren struggled with acne for over 8 years, trying everything on the market before discovering green beauty and realizing that cleaner ingredients meant better overall skin health - the secret to glowing, clear skin. Here is her no-fail guide for acne-prone skin!
When you deal with acne, you often deal with inflammation in the skin as well. Most conventional brands have toxic fragrances, skin irritants, and chemicals in their skincare that can cause more inflammation or irritation to your skin. That’s the last thing you want when dealing with acne so making the switch to green beauty skincare can really help improve your acne and overall skin health. These are some of my favorite green beauty skincare solutions and vegan products that help balance acneic skin!
Brightening Gel Cleanser
When you’re dealing with acne, the last thing you want to do is use a harsh cleanser every day. Switching to an organic gentle cleanser like the Juice Beauty Green Apple Brightening Gel Cleanser can really make a difference in your skin. This cleanser is gel-based and gently foams up when water is added. This offers a gentle, yet effective cleansing method. There is a little bit of Malic Acid and sugar cane AHA acids that will gently slough off dead skin cells, preventing clogged pores which is ideal for mild acne. If you have more advanced acne, this cleanser may suit your skin better because it’s infused with more acne fighting ingredients.
Blemish Clearing Toner Pads
Acne is often formed when there is an imbalance or over-production of oil and sebum in the skin. The Blemish Clearing Toner Pads from Juice Beauty balance the oil and sebum production, tighten pores, and deeply cleanse the skin. These pads can be used after cleansing and help with textured acne, prevent blackheads, and soothe acne symptoms. These pads also have brightening and soothing properties to help even out and calm post-acne inflammation.
Using a moisturizer is an essential step everyone needs to take for maximum skin health, even with acneic skin or oily skin. Some acne methods dry out the skin, which isn’t healthy. To preserve skin health, the proper way to approach acne is to find a balance between hydration and oil control. Hydrating and moisturizing is essential after cleansing because cleansing is very dehydrating. If you don’t moisturize, your skin may overcompensate and create more oil that can lead to even more acne.
The OSEA Malibu Blemish Balm is a lightweight, antibacterial moisturizer designed perfectly for oily skin and acne prone skin. It will give your skin the right amount of hydration without leaving a thick, heavy layer. This moisturizer has a lightweight, cool, and tingly feeling that acne sufferers will love!
BL+C Serum FOR PIMPLES
The BL+C Black Cumin and Cajeput Serum for Pimples is great for treating acne because it’s antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial. The antiseptic properties of the cajeput essential oil help to prevent more acne from forming. The cold-pressed, virgin black cumin oil is healing to acne because of its anti-inflammatory properties and prevents acne bacteria from spreading. This facial serum is beautifully blended, catering to all acneic skin needs.
Red Algae Mask
Controlling oil production and keeping pores clean plays a major role in acne control. I always recommend doing a detox mask 1x a week to deep clean the pores, but this clay mask is so gentle and hydrating that you can use it up to 2x a week if needed. The OSEA Malibu Red Algae Mask has detoxing clays that suck up oil like a magnet while nourishing skin with anti-aging red algae. This mask helps with your overall complexion and the health of your skin. This mask can be used 1-2 times a week to help maintain acne or as a blemish overnight spot treatment as needed.
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Lauren of Estie Bestie is an esthetician practicing in sunny California.
You can find her @estie_bestie_ on Instagram or by visiting her website: https://www.estiebesties.com/