Natural Ingredients that Help Control Breakouts
Teen acne can be so frustrating to take care of, but don’t worry there are some great natural ingredients that can help clear up pimples! Pimples are so common that you can get rid of them by using the right natural skin products for your skin type. Pimples are caused by overactive oil glands in the skin and build-up of oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria, which leads to inflammation in pores. By using a skin care regimen that targets acne, your skin may clear up in weeks! That’s why we listed some great ingredients you should find in the best skin care products that helps fight against pimples.
1. Willow Bark
Willow bark is a great skin care ingredient to fight pimples because it contains salicin. The salicin in willow bark converts to salicylic acid which has been shown to reduce inflammation and redness. It also has an antimicrobial affect, which kills microorganisms or stop their growth.
2. Salicylic Acid
Salicylic acid the best natural ingredient to have in your cleanser to combat pimples! It is anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-pruritic, which calms itching. It also increases collagen production and helps maintain the skin’s important acidic pH 5.5. Salicylic acid can be intimidating because it’s a keratolytic, meaning it has a skin exfoliating effect, but it’s safe to use for all skin types. For those with sensitive skin, test the product on a small area of your face to avoid a skin reaction.
Teen Tip: If you’ve never used an ingredient like salicylic acid before, it’s best to test the face wash on a small area of your face, closest to the jaw line, to make sure you don’t have a skin reaction. It doesn’t happen to everyone, but those who don’t know how sensitive their skin is may get a little irritated.
3. Witch Hazel
Witch hazel is great for treating teen acne! It’s very effective at treating oily and acne prone skin because it has antioxidant and astringent properties to fight acne and remove excess oil. When your skin produces excess oil, bacteria can thrive in it. Witch hazel contains tannin, which is antimicrobial properties that help reduce bacteria growth on the skin and potential breakouts.
Teen Tip: Some brands might sneak in some alcohol in witch hazel face wash and toner to give an illusion that the witch hazel is working. Be sure to read every ingredient on the packaging to make sure there’s no harsh alcohol that can dry out your skin!
The Spot Face Wash contains all ingredients listed, as well as jojoba oil to help control oily skin while soothing and moisturizing skin. The Spot Cleansing Wipes also contain aloe that seals moisture into the skin and soothe inflammatory acne.