Are you suffering from acne? You’re not alone!
Contrary to popular belief, acne is not age-related. It’s a skin condition that both young and old struggle with. The cause? An unbalanced skin barrier! Oily skin, acne, blackheads, … are usually symptoms caused by a malfunctioning skin barrier. The skin lacks nutrition, causing it to become unbalanced and to produce extra sebum. When sebum builds up and mixes with dirt and dead skin cells, the pores become clogged. The result is a troubled skin that suffers from issues as acne and blackheads.
And off course … due to certain beauty standards we all prefer an even face without these annoying spots. We often try to achieve this by using harsh soaps and extremely drying products. But unfortunately, … these remedies make it even worse! It’s causing your skin to become even more fragile, entering a vicious cycle. When suffering from acne, your skin is irritated, sensitive and damaged. Therefore, it’s important to treat it in a gentle way with extra care. Try to remove all irritants from you skin care routine like perfume and chemicals
Use a gentle skin cleanser
Stop using harsh soaps with aggressive ingredients and replace them with a mild cleanser that hydrates and soothes your skin as it cleans. To meet these requirements, SELF created the Boost of Freshness Facial Lotion, a gentle cleanser that eliminates sebum, impurities and waterproof make-up without damaging or drying out your skin barrier. The cleanser contains beneficial ingredients such as coconut oil and macadamia that have an antibacterial and ant-inflammatory effect.
Scrub your face
Afraid to exfoliate? Don’t be! When using soft products, exfoliating your skin is beneficial to treat several skin issues. Regular exfoliation will smooth and soften the skin and brighten your complexion. It also helps reduce breakouts by keeping the pores from becoming clogged with dead cells and sebum. SELF developed a gentle Facial Scrub containing rice grains, that gently removes dead skin cells and impurities. The scrub is packed with natural essential oils having a nourishing and repairing effect.
Strengthen your skin barrier
A healthy skin starts with a strong skin barrier. The protective layer must neutralize harmful intruders and external influences. Give your skin the power and ingredients it needs, trough sufficient cleansing, scrubbing and hydration.
The Self All-Day Dreamer Day Cream is a luxuriously replenishing and soothing day cream made with 100% natural active ingredients and aromas that provide intensive nourishment and optimum protection for the skin. This cream is packed with natural vitamin E and lauric and palmitic acids that help repair the damaged skin layer.
Anit Acne Kit
To help you tackle these annoying pimples and blackheads, we developed the Anti Acne Kit: this kit includes four full-sized facial care favorites to help you get into the habit of deep cleansing, exfoliating and hydrating.
How to use the kit.
- Facial Lotion: use the Facial Lotion in the morning and evening to cleanse your skin.
- Konjac Sponge: use the Konjac Sponge Black after cleaning your face with the Facial Lotion. Soak the sponge until fully softened and rub over your face using circular strokes.
- Facial Scrub: when suffering from acne, it’s recommended to clean- se your face 4 to 5 times a week with the Facial Scrub. In a second phase you can reduce this to a minimum of 2 to 3 times.
- Day Cream: massage the Day Cream into your face using circular strokes for all-day hydration.
For optimal effect, it’s important to use the products for at least 6 weeks. In this period your skin barrier will adapt to natural ingredients, what can possibly lead to a temporary flare-up of acne. Nevertheless, you should continue the process! Your skin will thank you!
On a daily base we receive questions about how to cure acne and whether our products can help. And off course I can say that our products are magnificent and really working against acne and other issues, but the best and most honest proof comes from our customers themselves. These before and after pictures are showing the results of using our Anti Acne Kit for 6 weeks.
Are you struggling with acne our other skin issues? Mail or send a text message! I would love to help you!