If you’ve ever had to deal with breakouts and blemishes (which is all of us!) you know how frustrating they can be. You think that after your teenage years you’ll never have to tackle them again, but for many of us, they rear their ugly heads throughout adulthood and normally at the worst possible times! When they appear, we want them gone as soon as possible and so it’s easy to reach for skincare products that are packed with harsh chemicals to banish them quickly. But wait! Put down the chemicals, and have a read of our guide on toxin free natural skincare that helps to clear your skin of blemishes and shrink your pores. You may be surprised to find that these products work just as well, if not better, than those that are filled with harsh chemicals.
Finding the right cleanser can make a big difference to your skin and it can really help to clear and prevent further breakouts. The Concordia Natural Skincare Purifying Cream Cleanser is a great option for those that want a gentle cleanser for oily or combination skin that gets congested. It’s very gentle on your skin and is formulated to draw out impurities and deeply clean with marine and botanical extracts such as Green Clay, Tamanu Oil and Wakame Seaweed Extract.
For those that need something a bit stronger for stubborn breakouts, The La Mav Sweet Orange Foaming Cleanser is a great choice. It’s a gel cleanser that contains Orange Extract and fermented Papaya Extract to remove makeup, excess sebum and impurities. It’s designed to balance blemish prone skin by cleansing and detoxifying without causing excessive dryness and stripping sebum.
Some other great options for those with persistent breakouts are the Cedar + Stone Frankincense & Arnica Face Cleanser, which has antibacterial and antiseptic properties from the Montana Arnica, and also their Sweet Orange & Burdock Face Cleanser, which has powerful healing properties from the Burdock Root Extract. They both effectively treat acne, pimples and dry skin and also deeply clean your pores, remove makeup and maintain you skins pH.
If you’re after a cleanser that gives your skin a really deep clean and shrinks your pores than the Charcoal Me Facial Cleansing Bar is perfect for you. This cleansing bar is packed with Activated Charcoal and Bentonite Clay which remove toxins and impurities from your pores, helping to stop blemishes forming and giving you a beautiful clear complexion.
If you’re trying to clear breakouts and shrink your pores, using a toner after you wash your face can really help. Some great toxin free options are the Cedar + Stone Mint & White Willow Bark Facial Toner, which is a pore refining toner that helps to clear inflammation from blemishes and acne with the natural astringent Witch Hazel. It also works to fade pigmentation, shed dead skin cells and tone your complexion, and it is enriched with White Willow Bark Extract and refreshing Peppermint Oil.
To soothe and balance stressed and reactive skin the Concordia Handcrafted Skincare Balancing Face Mist is excellent. It’s formulated with Lemon Balm, Rose, Cucumber Extract and Tasman Sea Salt to tone and calm your skin. The Tasman Sea Salt is naturally harvested and is an antimicrobial as well as a good source of sulphur which is healing for acne. It can even be used as a natural makeup remover or to refresh your skin throughout the day.
Scrubs are great way to help unclog your pores and remove dirt and impurities from your skin that can cause breakouts. Our favourite toxin free scrubs for blemish prone and congested skin include the Golden Grind Turmeric Face Scrub. It has antiseptic and antibacterial properties from the Turmeric which fight off blemish and acne causing bacteria, and Pumice Stone to gently exfoliate your skin and remove dirt and impurities. It also helps to reduce inflammation and diminish acne scars as well as brighten your overall skin tone, leaving you with a beautifully clear complexion.
The Flora Remedia Matcha Green Tea Skin Treatment Scrub can be used for breakouts on your back and chest as well as your face. The Matcha Powder is packed full of powerful antioxidants that help to reduce redness, inflammation and acne. It also contains deep sea salt and raw sugar to exfoliate away dead skin cells and dirt, and it’s infused with Pure Eucalyptus Essential Oil to help you de-stress and feel refreshed.
Lastly, but definitely not least, is the La Mav Cranberry Bio Exfoliating Scrub which contains Bamboo and organic Cranberry Seeds to exfoliate dead skin cells, absorb excess oil and remove surface dirt and impurities. This wonderful scrub helps to balance blemish prone skin without causing dryness or stripping sebum.
Pimples are great at popping up at the worst possible times, especially really big ones! Spot treatments are really good if want to target an individual blemish and get rid of it quickly. The Emma Organics Purifying Blemish Gel is packed full of organic herbs that have potent antibacterial properties to banish pimples fast. It’s tough on pimples and blemishes but is gentle on the surrounding skin and it absorbs quickly without leaving a residue.
The Amazing Oils Magnesium Ugly Bits Stick is a unique spot treatment that is made with concentrated Magnesium Chloride. It helps to dissolve pimples quickly, especially those brewing under the skin, and it can even be used to get rid of ingrown hairs and skin tags.
To really give your face a deep cleaning treatment that fights blemishes and shrinks your pores, you can’t go past face masks. If you add a face mask into your skin care regime, a couple of times a week, you will really notice the difference with your breakouts and congested pores. Face masks that contain Activated Charcoal are great for those that want a really deep clean and smaller pores. Both the Charcoal Me Activated Coconut Charcoal and the Charcoal Me Activated Charcoal & Bentonite Clay Blend are perfect for this. They both contain Activated Charcoal which is great at absorbing toxins and impurities from your skin and shrinking your pores, the only difference between them is that one of them also contains Bentonite Clay for an extra deep clean.
Turmeric is another great natural ingredient for skin prone to breakouts due to its antiseptic and antibacterial properties. The Golden Grind Turmeric Face Mask will fight off pimples and acne and deeply cleanse, brighten and hydrate your skin. As well as the Turmeric, it also contains Australian Sandalwood to gently exfoliate and a natural clay called Fuller’s Earth to help draw out impurities and toxins.
Dealing with blemish prone skin is frustrating and it can be easy to reach for chemical laden products to clear your skin. But there are so many great natural and toxin free alternatives available that work just as well, if not better, and we hope this guide can help you to find something that works for your skin.