Did acne and blackheads become one of your major skin problems? Have you ever wondered why? One of the reasons is when the liver and kidneys cannot keep eliminating the toxins. So when the skin takes its turn in fighting with toxins, we get acne as a sign. Of course, there is no magic pill that will do the trick in a few seconds. However, changing habits can help to get rid of acne or blackheads.

These 3 easy steps will take you to the smooth and beautiful skin

1. Raw diet

Summer is the best time to start a raw diet. Eat more fruits, salad and oilseeds. Try avoiding refined sugars, starchy food, cereals, dairy products, and red meat. The result will be incredible! 

2. Dry facial brushing

Let your skin breathe by doing dry facial brushing. It will help your body to regenerate the cells more quickly and to eliminate the toxins out of your body. Check our previous article. You will find all the instructions here 

5 to 10 min per day will help you to regain smooth skin.

3. Cosmetics 

 What does the skin really need? Anti-acne products that are easy to buy in stores are usually full of sulfates, parabens, fragrance and PEG. These ingredients are too aggressive for acne-prone skin and tend to cause more problems than solutions. Your skin has the capacity to produce sebum as a protective shield. The most important is not to damage this natural protection. Unfortunately, aggressive cosmetic ingredients can stop the process of self-helping. Skin loves balance! Natural ingredients, on the other hand, will help to keep this balance. We made the list of top oils and hydrosols that suit the oily skin. Check our DIY anti-acne serum here.

Most of these ingredients can be easily found in organic shops.

1. Jojoba oil

  • rebalancing oil that regulates sebum secretions
  • refines and repairs skin texture 
  • has anti-ageing properties.

 Use as a cleansing oil for all skin types or as a serum for oily and combination skin.

2. Hazelnut oil 

  • balances and regulates the sebum on oily skin
  • this oil penetrates very fast and leaves a non-greasy feeling

Use as a cleansing oil for oily and combination skin. This oil is ideal for massages as well.

3. Nigella oil

  • purifies acne-prone skin
  • regenerates
  • restores the suppleness of the skin
  • an antioxidant that prevents ageing

Use as a serum.

4. Grapeseed oil

  • regulates the sebum 
  • eliminates blackheads
  • refines the skin texture

Use as a serum or for the massage.

5. Rosemary Verbenone hydrosol

  • it balances oily and acne-prone skin.
  • it cleanses problematic skin and helps bring impurities to the surface
  •  unclog pores

Apply every morning and evening after cleansing with oil to tone the skin before applying the serum.

6. Lavender hydrosol

  • constringent and purifying
  • fights against skin imperfections
  • refreshes
  • calms acne inflammation

Apply every morning and evening to tone cleansed skin before applying the serum.

7. Rosemary Verbenone essential oil

  • tones
  • regenerates
  • treats pimples, blackheads and acne in general

8. Lavandula Angustifolia

  • powerful healing
  • regenerates skin

9. Aloe Vera 

  • excellent moisturizer that provides the skin with vitamins and microelements
  • it soothes, purifies and stimulates the skin repair

Apply every morning and evening on cleansed and toned skin before the serum.

How to take care of acne-prone skin using natural ingredients?

Evening skincare routine:

Remove your makeup with jojoba oil. This oil is the closest to the composition of our sebum skin. It doesn’t leave a greasy film. 

Tone your skin with a lavender or rosemary hydrosol. You can also try rose geranium, hamamelis and tea tree hydrosols. 

After toning, apply aloe vera for moisturising. It will exfoliate and regenerate your skin with minerals.

Finish your skincare with anti-acne serum.

Morning skincare routine:

Spray hydrosol to remove all the dust from the night.

Apply serum and aloe vera.

Sometimes it is useful to make a skincare “diet”. It means not to use any makeup or creams for a day or two. 

The first week or even the first month this may have the opposite effect. Because the skin needs to adjust and recover its balance. Patience and you will be rewarded.