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The Best All-Natural Products for Acne-Prone Skin

January 27, 2017

As you guys know, I’ve been struggling with adult acne for the last few years. After years of perfectly clear skin, the universe had other plans for me and while I would prefer to not have this issue, it has introduced me to the world of all-natural skincare and the amazing benefits from it.

Before we jump in, you can catch up on my acne story here: part 1, part 2, part 3.

Are you struggling with acne? Here is a list of all-natural products for acne-prone skin that help nourish and care for your skin without breakouts.

It’s also made me a far more emphathetic person to people who also struggle with acne. I know the feeling of not wanting to go out in public because you, well, feel like shit. But I’m learning to embrace the struggle and rather than wallowing, become a resource for any of you who are also going through this.

I recently purged my bathroom products and realized how many I have gone through over the years trying to find products that work. Then there are others where I go through them so quickly, you’d think that all I did all day was wash my face. The list below is my list of “empties”, or rather, the all-natural beauty products for acne-prone skin that I use all the time. I truly, honestly love each one of these products and could not live without them.

Are you struggling with acne? Here is a list of all-natural products for acne-prone skin that help nourish and care for your skin without breakouts.

1. May Lindstrom Honey Mud Cleanser

I am a total convert to washing your face with honey. I know it sounds strange, but honey is antibacterial and nourishing (hello antioxidants) and combined with clay it makes for a cleansing and gentle face wash. I have dry skin, so if I wash with a cleanser that strips away all of the moisture (you know that dry feeling after washing your face?), it feels like my face is going to fall off. This one is a bit pricey, but a little goes a long way! I also use this as a mask from time to time.

2. Luminance French Green Clay Mask

By far my favorite face mask. I love the tingly feeling I get when I use it (from the peppermint) and it truly helps reduce redness and inflammation. It’s my go-to when I have breakouts or just in general-redness.

3. Province Apothecary Exfoliator

If you have acne-prone skin and aren’t using an exfoliant, you need to now. I use my Province Apothecary exfoliant a couple times a week to get rid of dead skin cells and whatever other junk builds up. I have super sensitive skin so I need something gentle and theirs is the best I’ve used!

4. May Lindstrom The Problem Solver Mask

This is my other go-to face mask. I find this one from May Lindstrom really gets deep into my pores and brings the gunk to the surface. I’ll then use the province apothecary exfoliant to remove what I can. If you invest in the jar, it actually lasts forever!

5. Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream

During the day I want something lighter on my skin so I reserve the oils for nighttime. This Josh Rosebrook day cream is still moisturizing, without all the heaviness and also contains 30 SPF for sun protection. I LOVE THIS STUFF.

6. Vapour Soft Focus Foundation

There are days when I just don’t want my acne on display so I’ll use some foundation to cover it up. I start with the Vapour Primer and top it with their foundation, which provides awesome coverage but won’t make you break out. If you’re looking for an all-natural foundation, this one is for you.

Of course, so much of what is going on with our skin has to do with what we’re putting in our body, not just what we put on it. Here are the supplements I take that I’ve actually found to help my skin:

Zinc
Omega-3 Fish Oil
Probiotic

When I remember: Vitamin D, Vitamin B + an Adult Multivitamin

And last but not least, drink SO MUCH water. On days when I forget, my skin feels like it’s totally dried up into a prune and after a couple days of minimal hydration I’m pretty much guaranteed to break out. Get a litre water bottle and aim to drink 3 a day. You will see the difference.

Hope you guys find some products you love in this list. Drop which products you find are best for your skin in the comments below!

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  • Reply
    Georgie
    January 27, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Thank you so much for sharing. I’ve struggled with acne pretty much since puberty and it’s exhausting, frustrating and a constant source of low level stress. Definitely going to check these out and thanks for the supplement recco’s too!
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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      January 29, 2017 at 2:10 pm

      Thanks girl! I literally feel your pain. But it has definitely made me a more compassionate person and forced me to look beyond the exterior more than I ever have before. In some crazy way it’s a blessing in disguise…the blessing just hasn’t fully revealed itself yet 😉

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    katie
    January 27, 2017 at 8:46 pm

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    Amylou @ The No Grainer
    January 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    I love this post! As a long time sufferer of acne, I totally understand the feeling, and you’re right, it does make us more empathetic people! I truly believe those who go through long periods of acne come out as better people 🙂
    I love all these products — they sound amazing. I’m looking for a good exfoliant and have been looking at Province Apothecary so will have to try! Sometimes I feel like I try soooo many natural products and give up too soon before i get to see a true difference.
    I’ve been using Mychelle products which I actually really like. They’re the perfect combination of natural (no paragons, sulfites, etc.) but still have active ingredients that are going to make your skin improve. I personally like the vitamin A serum and have been on a high dose of vitamin A in addition to calm breakouts! I’ve been liking the results!!
    Thank you for all your tips — love them!

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    Renato Ramalho
    March 22, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Sugar has always been my scrub. I always have at home and ends up replacing other products. His tips were of extreme value. Thank you.
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    Emily
    April 5, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing! Always on the hunt for new exfoliators 🙂

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    JG
    October 8, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    suffered from bad acne at 25-32 years old. I have tried microdermabrasion, botox injections that left me pitted scars which my dermatologist said they will be there forever, I have used proactive which helped temporarily but made me break out worse, exercised, watched my eating habit, home remedy after remedy. I discovered LASE and want to share and help those who is suffering like I did. I never want anyone to have that low self esteem caused by acne like I felt years ago. It is an All Natural & organic facial astringent/toner, great for removing makeup that contains ONLY 3 ingredients. No harsh chemicals. L.A.S.E helps balance skin’s pH level, removes makeup, reduces dry and oily skin, renews skin cells, fights acne and prevents breakouts in adult and teen acne. LASE can be used as a great makeup remover.

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