Acne cream for clear skin
We’ve all likely faced skin irritation and pimples at one point or another in our lives. The causes for these conditions can be manifold. They’re commonly attributed to hormonal fluctuations that tend to occur during puberty, as well as during pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, some external factors can also affect the appearance of our skin and lead to breakouts or acne.
How ThisPlace products can help
It’s important to give our skin the right care and provide it with comprehensive protection against acne to prevent blemishes from developing in the first place. Natural cosmetics from ThisPlace can support your skin, as they’re made exclusively from natural and vegan ingredients and are produced in Germany according to high product quality standards. CBD cosmetics might be able to help our body calm down and, thus, reduce the level of stress that inevitably takes a toll on our skin.
Those of us who suffer from acne are not alone; it’s a skin condition that is very common around the world. It’s not contagious because it’s usually caused by individual fluctuations in our hormones. It’s also why acne mainly occurs during puberty and then subsides on its own. Typical symptoms of acne are pimples, papules and blackheads on the face and upper body.
What causes acne?
Before turning to an acne cream to try and take action against pimples, it’s helpful to understand where they come from. There are different triggers that cause blemishes and acne.
One of the catalysts is overactive production of sebum, the oily and acidic substance that naturally coats our skin to protect it from harmful substances. When our body undergoes hormonal fluctuations, such as those during puberty, the sebaceous glands in our skin often enlarge and produce significantly more sebum than usual. As a result, the gland ducts can clog, which foster the development of keratin, the skin renewal agent that helps skin harden. As the keratin builds up, it causes our skin to develop small, rough bumps.
Another potential cause of acne is bacterial colonisation. We all have bacteria on our skin and, while acne is not contagious, the enzymes contained in our skin’s bacteria can contribute to inflammation, resulting in the formation of papules and nodules.
Types of acne
Acne can look very different person to person and it comes in many different types. These are three of the most common types of acne:
Acne comedonica comes from the word comedones, which refer to pores or hair follicles that are clogged with bacteria, oil and dead skin cells but are rarely inflamed. They can appear either open (blackheads) or closed (whiteheads) and are mostly found on the nose, chin and forehead.
Acne papulopustulosa is characterised primarily by inflammatory pustules and papules that are sensitive to touch and can even be painful. They not only occur on the face, but also on the upper arms, chest and back. These papules and pustules often scar over time.
Acne conglobata or cystic acne are highly inflamed lumps that are one to two centimeters in size and can also be painful. Scars tend to appear once the inflammation subsides.
Natural cosmetics and acne
Regardless of whether it’s the hormonal changes that cause skin irritation or something else entirely, natural cosmetic products can do our skin good and protect it from acne with the help of natural ingredients that are free of any unnecessary chemicals and care gently for our skin without putting stress on it.
Finding a face cream that works for acne-prone skin can often be a challenge. High-quality ingredients and a balanced formulation are important for maintaining a healthy complexion. The search for a good skincare product can be even more difficult for skin that’s also affected by pimples, papules and other acne symptoms. A zinc ointment might be able to help fight pimples, however it shouldn't dry out your skin too much.
Our face cream The Glow is the best of both worlds. Its hyaluronic acid helps hydrate skin with a lot of moisture, and the cedar and olive leaf extract provides comprehensive protection. In addition, it features zinc, which has anti-inflammatory effects to help fight skin redness.
The Glow also has a special ace up its sleeve to help fight acne: organic CBD. According to the European Commission's Cosmetic ingredient database (CosIng), both plant-based and synthetic CBD are ‘anti-sebum, antioxidant, skin conditioning and skin protecting’ — in other words, it might work like an anti-inflammatory cream. In addition, CBD might be able to help regulate the body’s response to stress, which could also help curb acne, since pimples are often the product of excessive stress on the body.
Nature also offers us various plants and herbs that can help fight pimples and treat blemishes as they care tenderly for our skin — as opposed to many other creams and ointments that might have the tendency to be harsh on the skin.
One of the best-known herbal remedies for pimples is tea tree oil. It’s a natural disinfectant that kills bacteria to thus help inhibit further bacteria growth and inflammation. However, when shopping for tea tree oil, it’s important to pay attention to the concentration of the ingredients. It’s recommended to stay away from products that contain more than 5 percent tea tree oil, as too much of this delicate liquid can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions.
For those of us whose acne tends to come from hormonal fluctuations, natural green tea might be able to help rebalance the body and, in turn, the skin as well. There’s promising research that it can help regulate hormonal imbalances and thus prevent the overproduction of sebum. In addition, green tea contains anti-inflammatory agents that can help treat existing blemishes.
Bearberry is another plant that has anti-inflammatory properties and can inhibit the growth of bacteria on the skin. Similarly, white willow bark can help fight inflammation as well as pain. Turmeric and sage also have an antibacterial effect and thus belong to the category of plants that might be able to help combat pimples and acne.
Why natural cosmetics are good for you
Our skin serves as a mirror that reflects our lifestyle. A high level of stress, a poor diet and the consumption of alcohol and nicotine will sooner or later leave their mark on our body. As a result, the skin's complexion suffers as irritation and acne can develop. Natural cosmetics with high quality ingredients can gently help get your body back on track and help you feel even more comfortable in your skin.