Many of us experience spots and pimples for the first time during our teenage years. We may think that's a thing of the past once we reach adulthood, but sadly breakouts can occur whatever our age! Hormonal acne can be caused by a number of factors and is best treated holistically. Stress can lead to an increase in certain hormones which play havoc with your skin. Hormonal fluctuations also mean that many women experience breakouts at certain times during their menstrual cycle. Herbal remedies and supplements rich in cleansing green foods can help balance and detoxify your body, whilst blends to help relieve stress, anxiety and exhaustion are also beneficial. Dry body brushing and gentle exercise can stimulate the lymphatic system which, if congested, can lead toxins to build up in the body. Of course diet also plays a part, with processed foods and refined sugar resulting in poor gut function which affects the health and appearance of our skin.
At Nourished Life we believe that acne-prone skin should be treated from the inside out. Changes to diet and the inclusion of supplements designed to detox, cleanse and de-stress can work wonders. However, it's also important to choose the correct skincare. An oil balancing cleanser containing active ingredients such as aloe vera, witch hazel and vitamin E can balance dry patches and oily t-zones to refine and unblock pores without dehydrating your skin. It's also important to exfoliate regularly, removing the build-up that can clog pores. Tackle break-outs head on with spot treatments containing tea tree to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation. At Nourished Life you'll find a selection of products to help prevent and treat acne-prone skin whatever your age.