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Breakouts 101

Breakouts 101

Let’s break it out…

Breakouts, aka pimples, blackheads, cysts etc., happen when our sebaceous glands overproduce sebum - a fancy word for oil.

When there’s too much oil, our pores can overfill, resulting in whiteheads or blackheads. Sometimes our frenemy bacteria get involved in creating red, aggravated bumps. Oh, the joy!

The top 8 causes of breakouts, pimples and adult acne:
πŸŒ™ Dehydrated skin
πŸŒ™ Skipping exfoliating
πŸŒ™ Poor digestion
πŸŒ™ Makeup and skincare choices
πŸŒ™ Excess stress
πŸŒ™ Genetics
πŸŒ™ Hormonal imbalances or changes
πŸŒ™ Diet of processed, sugary, high-fat foods

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So how do you combat breakouts?
(Yes, combat, we are going to war on breakouts.)

Consistent, gentle and nourishing skincare is your bestie.

You’ll want to:

πŸŒ™ Cleanse
Double cleanse morning and night with an oil or cream-based cleanser and warm water. Avoid harsh foaming cleansers. If your skin feels squeakily clean after cleansing, you've stripped the skin of natural oils. Tis'll create excess oil production to counterbalance the loss.

πŸŒ™ Tone
Apply an antibacterial misting toner morning and night after cleansing. Reapply throughout the day when you feel dry or oily.

πŸŒ™ Exfoliate
Gently exfoliate one-two times a week. We love using a dry face brush. Dry brushing gets rid of skin flakes and dead skin cells that could otherwise cause clogged pores.

πŸŒ™ Oil Serum
Fight excess oil and dehydration with a good natural face oil. Contrary to belief, oils help balance your skin's PH levels which actually helps to clear the pores. Good quality face oils are designed to add hydration and nutrition to the skin. They work down to the base of the epidermis, allowing them to be rapidly absorbed.

Try making a couple of swaps to help reduce breakouts, blackheads and blocked pores and incorporate an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial skincare product into your routine to reduce inflammation.

Our Clear Complexion bundle is jam-packed with nourishing and healing ingredients to help combat breakouts. Transform my skin with the floral essence of chamomile and lavender, warmed by the purifying notes of spearmint, cardamom & ylang ylang. Give your complexion a moment to be soothed back into balance.

If your breakouts persist, see a trusted skin professional or doctor to see if there’s an underlying cause.

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