5 Ways to Combat Acne

Photos of bacteria found on skin. Probiotics are friends that you want to keep close in the bacteria ballpark.

Internally and externally, it’s time to reimagine your skincare routine to combat acne.

Our team put their heads together to put together the five best ways to work through skincare problems this fall.

During transitional seasons, it’s always a good idea to rethink your approach.
Collectively, we’re addressing the skincare problems that come with wearing masks in our public lives as well as these seasonal shifts.

When treating acne it is important to address the internal systemic issue as well as the external. One thing to note, acne can also be caused by over stripping with harsh cleansers, when the skin is so stripped, natural good bacteria is stripped from skin, leaving skin more dry which produces more oil.

Even if you used to have blemish free skin, you may be struggling now, or also paying more mind to germs.

Acne is rearing its ugly head in new ways. Bacteria build up, improper washing, and trapped skin can lead to breakouts, even when you're not used to experiencing them.

With the right tools you can turn mask wearing into a daily moment for yourself, so instead of feeling forced by circumstance, let’s take a moment to take a deep breath and care for our bodies in new ways.

Our esthetician Anne and our founder Jelena are both trained in the many ways that skin care can be addressed. While caring for your skin is an individual process, we feel as though these are our best feet forward, so to speak.

1. Use Probiotics Externally to Treat Acne

with Marie Veronique Pre+Probiotic Daily Mist

We love Marie Veronique Pre+Probiotic Daily Mist. Probiotics are all about balancing the microbiome. This spray works to maintain skin's microbiome balance by encouraging helpful microorganisms to thrive. Prebiotics feed Probiotics to keep skin's ecosystem cycle functioning smoothly. Coconut water profoundly hydrates while anti- inflammatories like calendula calm and soothe.
Marie Veronique uses a proprietary microbiotic complex that contains a combination of 34 probiotic live strains including high concentration of Bifidobacterium, kept in balance with prebiotics to maintain a well-regulated cycle. Balances the skin's microbiota, thereby reducing skin irritations that lead to inflammation.

Spray 2-3 mists on your mask before wearing, blemishes are banished and your skin is nourished in a new way. 

2. Use Probiotics Internally to Treat Acne

with Dr Ohirra’s Probiotics Professional Formula

Probiotics are great both externally and internally. Dr Ohirra’s Probiotics Professional Formula uses a unique 5-year, long-term fermentation process to produce a superior bio-genically active probiotic supplement.

This rich food matrix is fermented together with 12 strains of Lactic Acid Bacteria resulting in a dense concentrate of naturally occurring probiotics, live probiotics and post-biotic metabolites which promote a healthy GI tract and improve gut health.

We love this blend in particular, it was developed by an award winning microbiologist Lichiroh Ohirra, PH.D., and esteemed research scientists from Okayama University, this formula combines ancient Japanese fermentation techniques with modern technology.

3. Restore Skin

with La Lyra Restoration

All that glitters is not gold, but what about silver? This restorative spray uses a
liquid silver based formula that heals general dermal inflammation including cuts, bites, burns and rashes. Also effective as a deodorant, facial toner, and in treating razor burn and new tattoos.

La Lyra Restoration is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and balances ph levels.

A few sprays of this pre-masque wearing, and you’ll be feeling brand new.

4. Add Charcoal

with Lesse Bioactive Face Masque

Once restored and balanced, Charcoal, known for it’s purifying properties can be a skincare skeleton key.

Lesse Bioactive Face Masque is a masque unlike any other. This highly detoxifying, vitamin-rich formulation is potent in bio-actives — including charcoal— to both treat and prevent issues above and below the surface of the skin. A combatant against breakouts, pollution, sun damage, aging, and chronic skin conditions, this healing blend of powerful organic ingredients is an agent for skin’s renewal.

Once a week (we love Sundays!) apply this mask and bask in a moment for yourself.

5. Keep Masks Clean

with La Lyra Desert Bloom Botanical Liquid Soap

Every reusable mask needs a daily clean to keep that bacteria build up off your face. We love this soap by La Lyra as a gentle and effective cleanser for those fabric masks.

Scented with notes of bergamot, amber and white sage this soap is reminiscent of the high desert during springtime when all the cacti are in bloom.
Pan Natural Goods soaps are handmade in small batches with the intention of offering a gentle bathing experience that aids in skin nourishment and rejuvenation.