Acne, a common issue for many, is usually addressed with aggressive skin treatments that include salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. Despite their effectiveness in reducing bacteria and 'peeling' the skin, they require consistent use and can be excessively harsh for the skin, leading to dryness.
Acne is influenced by hormones, stress, environmental elements and possibly genetics. Acne is unpredictable and influenced by life changes. Therefore, sudden flare-ups may occur. A sustainable solution is to gently cleanse the skin and remove excess oil and dead skin build-up. Using pure, natural, certified organic ingredients, is advisable to increase the chance of achieving a healthy skin balance.
Scarring, a common concern, tends to be more prevalent in malnourished skin. Anecdotal evidence suggests that using certified organic Tea Tree essential oil is good for addressing acne. Still, other beneficial certified organic essential oils and plant remedies are often overlooked due to the prevalent culture of over-the-counter and prescription medicines.
The best way to avoid acne scars is to avoid picking, squeezing or popping the spots. This activity can push the bacteria further into the skin, increasing the risk of scarring. It can also cause trauma to the skin that leads to scars.
Early treatment is another way to avoid acne scars. Dab a drop of Palmarosa certified organic essential oil directly onto the affected area to balance and restore the skin.
If you do have scars, we recommend applying a drop of Rose Hip Oil: Virgin to the scar site. This oil is rich in vitamins A and C and essential fatty acids. It can fade scars and improve skin texture. It's also non-comedogenic, meaning it doesn’t clog the pores, making it perfect for acne-prone skin.
Sulphur has shown improvements for some acne sufferers, but pure certified organic essential oils offer an even better solution. Certified organic essential oils with antibacterial and anti-microbial properties and skin tonic qualities can support healthier looking skin.
The Absolute Essential clinician-formulated , certified organic essential oil blend Clear Skin is perfect for problem skin. It incorporates cleansing, clarifying and calming certified organic essential oils like Palmarosa, Geranium, Lavender Sweet and Rosemary Cineol. It’s very easy to use, simply add 5 drops on a warm compress, twice weekly or apply 1 drop directly to the affected area.
In severe acne cases we recommend applying a clay mask made 100% pure from our Clay Powder: White Argyle mixed into a paste with Lavender Water with 3-5 drops Clear Skin. Spread this mix onto the affected area and rinse it off with warm water after 15 minutes. Follow this with a generous application of our clinician-formulated, certified organic Soothe Skin. This blend is an Aloe Vera based balm with certified organic essential oils such as Chamomile Roman, Geranium Rose and Myrrh to cool and condition the skin.
The use of a clay mask is recommended due to its numerous benefits, such as increased blood circulation, detoxification, and the provision of essential minerals.
A daily regimen of this method can significantly improve skin condition over a few months, including reducing cysts, outbreaks, and scarring.