Is Natural Skin Care Better for Acne?

Natural skin care and beauty is all the buzz and it's not going anywhere! Not only is it great for our bodies (of all shapes, colors, sizes and genders), but it’s also good for the environment. More and more pharmacies and beauty supply stores are displaying natural products front and centre now and we’re so here for it! Manufacturers everywhere are ditching harsh chemicals for pure ingredients. As we're seeing everywhere in stores and on TikTok (follow us @blume), natural skin care products for fighting breakouts + blemishes are increasingly the popular choice now. Here are five reasons to make the switch to organic skin care, especially for acne-prone skin, if you haven’t already:

Less Irritation

Traditionally produced skin care products are often loaded with chemicals, additives, and fillers that can irritate the skin, causing redness, dryness, inflammation, allergic reactions, and — ironically — breakouts. In contrast, natural skincare for acne doesn't rely on potentially harsh ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide and alcohol. The best organic acne oil will likely include elements such as tea tree oil, witch hazel, grapefruit oil, and aloe vera to zap those zits. The result? A much smaller chance of your skincare regimen bothering your face you're trying to pamper and protect.

No Fake Fragrances

Which would you rather smell all day: a coconut or a coconut car air freshener? You'd probably pick the real-deal coconut—we would too. Artificial fragrances can kick-start headaches and alter hormones. Since fragrance recipes are considered a trade secret, fragrance manufacturers aren't actually required to share any of the ingredients that go into the making of a scent. The best natural skin care products for acne are transparent + use simple, pure ingredients. Nothing to hide here! When it comes to breakouts, you know what you're fighting for. You should know what you're fighting with, too.

No Preservatives

Parabens are a synthetic preservative that typical beauty product manufacturers use to extend the shelf life of their goods. Aside from the fact that, parabens can mimic your hormones. There's still not a lot that's known about exactly how these artificial preservatives interact with our bodies. The best organic face wash is paraben-free, which means you never have to smear mystery ingredients all over your face to fight blemishes! It works with your skin rather than against it.

No Silicones

Like parabens, silicones are a double-edged additive when it comes to skin care products. On the one hand, they can make your daily moisturizer light, smooth, and easier to apply. On the other hand, they're comedogenic, which is a fancy way of saying they clog your pores. No thanks! The best natural skin care for acne is silicone-free and lets your skin breaaaathe.

Environmental Impact

Your beautiful face isn't the only reason to consider making the switch to natural skin care products. Don’t forgetgoing green with your beauty routine is good for the planet too! Most organic skin care lines are responsibly + sustainably sourced, lessening their environmental impact. Many utilize recycled or otherwise eco-friendly packaging as well, which is all to say that you can prevent damage to your skin AND to the earth at the same time.

Are natural products better for your skin? Ultimately, everybody's skin reacts differently, no matter what you're slathering on it to prevent another breakout. With that said, choosing organic skin care can significantly lower your risk of irritation, dryness, and other undesirable effects. Don't undermine your daily skincare routine with chemicals. Give acne a clean fight, and give your skin the TLC it deserves!