Let’s talk acne and natural skincare products!
Acne can feel so distressing that you just want to hide your face from the world. But you are not alone! In fact, dealing countless people suffer from acne and skin issues. Sometimes it seems that no matter how many times you go to the dermatologist, and how clean you eat, pimples still magically appear. Below you will read about how natural skincare products can help prevent those upsetting and stressful breakouts from ever taking place, which means that you will no longer have to stay home and hide because of your skin!
What exactly is Acne?
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It causes whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples that typically appear on your face, forehead, chest, upper back, and shoulders due to these areas of skin having the most oil (sebaceous) glands.
There are four main factors that cause acne:
- Excess oil (sebum) production
- Hair follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells
Certain things may trigger or worsen acne:
- Hormonal changes
Consider incorporating a healthy natural skincare routine into your lifestyle. Natural skincare products have many benefits to improve your skin's overall condition when used routinely. But you are also getting distinct benefits that can help fight and prevent breakouts.
Now, let’s talk about the routine!
With so many products and new beauty trends flooding the market it can seem daunting to know how to proceed. So, to make life simple. Below are the basic steps you can follow that will help you achieve your best natural glowing skin.
Step one CLEANSE.
The most essential part of any skincare routine is cleansing... Rinsing with water is not enough to clean your face. You should use a cleanser with natural ingredients to wash your face to get rid of all makeup, dead skin cells, and grime.
Step two MOISTURIZE.
When you use natural skin care moisturizer you are providing the ingredients that will help maintain your skin’s healthy cells and protect them from irritation. When your skin is dry and irritated, it causes breakouts and acne. By moisturizing your skin, you reduce your chances of any skin problems arising.
Step three PROTECT.
Use topical protectants like sunscreen during the day and a collagen mask in the evening to help hydrate, calm, repair, and boost your skin's elasticity.
Going beyond the surface
Though a routine skincare regimen is just one step in improving your skin’s health. There are a few things that you can do beyond investing in the best natural skincare products you can find. Here are a few key natural skincare tips to follow every day.
Eat Natural and Healthy Foods
One of the best ways to promote skin health is to focus on your diet. Get rid of processed and high-sugar foods and switch to eating tons of leafy greens, fresh fruits, lean proteins, and unprocessed foods each day.
Make Movement a Priority
Moving around and getting enough exercise is helpful for your entire body, but it’s also key to keeping your skin healthy. When you sweat, the act of sweating helps clear out your pores and eliminates toxins that increase your risk of blemishes. Try to exercise for at least 30 minutes each day.
Apply SPF Daily
The sun’s UV rays do serious damage to your skin and eliminate the benefits of even the best skincare routine. Protect your skin by applying sunscreen or moisturizers with SPF every day, even when it’s cloudy.
Manage Your Stress Levels
Stress causes high cortisol levels, which can leave your skin looking dull and unhealthy. Find ways to reduce your stress. Go on a walk, meditate, play games you love—whatever works to help you relax and unwind.
Get Enough Sleep
When you sleep, your body and mind get to rest and recover, and so does your skin. Scientists and doctors recommend that you get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night.
Why natural skincare products matter
Natural skincare products are chock-full of the nutrients found in plants themselves. And those nutrients benefit your skin’s health and make the skincare routine more effective.
Standard cosmetic and skincare products, especially low-priced items, can end up drying your skin out or causing irritation to otherwise sensitive areas of your face and neck. The best natural ingredients for skincare, even when combined with synthetic ingredients, are gentler on your skin. This means you’ll see results faster and won’t have to worry about blemishes popping up when you least expect them.
Hydration can be crucial for battling breakouts!
Your skin sees a lot of abuse from the sun and elements that dry out our skin. When our skin is dry, we often overproduce oil to try to compensate for the dryness. This means an increase in oil production which creates more sebum meaning more acne! Similarly, when we have pimples, we tend to use harsh products that can dry our skin, rather than just the targeted blemishes. Moisturizing and hydrating your face helps to balance your skin’s complexion and prevents acne breakouts.
What are the best natural skincare ingredients to put on your face?
The quality of the natural ingredients in the skincare products you use is important, but the ingredients manufacturers use matter, too. You need to choose a product line that uses the right types of natural ingredients in conjunction with the most effective synthetic ingredients if you want to see the best results. Below are a few of the key ingredients to look for when choosing a high-quality, healthy, natural skincare routine.
Natural oils like rosehip seed and jojoba are great moisturizers that work for people with sensitive skin. The key here is to find products that contain oils that target your specific concerns. For example, use a rosehip cleanser to brighten your skin and tone down redness. Use a moisturizer with argan and coconut oil to reduce skin irritation and dryness.
Is a natural oil that has been proven to minimize visible signs of aging and to aid in wound healing due to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. It is high in vitamin E which contributes to collagen and elastin production. This serves to strengthen the skin and help heal acne and soften existing scars. In addition, jojoba oil is rich in zinc and copper. Zinc provides strong anti-inflammatory effects to target inflammatory acne and related scarring by boosting collagen production. Copper’s strength lies in its ability to contribute to firm smooth skin and reduce lines and wrinkles by promoting collagen and elastin, and it helps protect and repair skin
Rosehip Seed Oil
Is a pressed oil extract that is taken from the seeds of the wild rose. This oil is packed with skin-nourishing vitamin A, vitamin C, Vitamin E, linoleic acid, and essential fatty acids which lock in moisture, and boost the skin's natural collagen levels. It also contains phenols that have been shown to have antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. It's been known to help to fight inflammation and hyperpigmentation that can help reduce and eliminate acne.
are a group of natural and synthetic ingredients that protect the skin against environmental stressors like free radicals. Popular antioxidants include vitamins E and C, lycopene.
encourages skin cell regeneration by increasing elastin production, minimizing the appearance of acne scars and other areas of hyperpigmentation.
is well-known as a natural moisturizer and anti-inflammatory antioxidant. This vitamin protects the skin's cells from sun damage and is uniquely suited to helping people with sensitive skin. It also promotes your skin’s natural healing ability to reduce redness, itching, and may even help reduce the appearance of scars.
defends against skin aging by helping to stabilize DNA structure in the nucleus of skin cells, enhancing skin-cell signaling and function, and inhibiting enzymatic activity involved in collagen breakdown.
A type of protein that acts as a water-binding agent to keep moisture locked into the skin and boost the skin's elasticity. Your skin contains natural collagen on its own but as you age, that collagen starts to break down. Skincare products with hydrolyzed collagen, like an overnight collagen mask, may help restore your skin’s elasticity and firmness.
Vitamin A contains retinoids, compounds that are well known for minimizing fine lines and wrinkles by boosting the production of the skin-smoothing protein collagen. It improves the skins tone by stimulating the production of new blood vessels and promoting wound healing from any past damage. This vitamin also helps to prevent clogged pores and inflammation which reduces acne.
Naturally Derived Extracts
Naturally derived extracts are plant extracts pulled from flowers, roots, and leaves. These include extracts like chamomile to promote stress reduction, licorice to promote a healthy inflammatory response, and rose oil to promote healing and even skin tone.
Brown Seaweed is an especially hydrating ingredient added to high-quality natural skincare products. It’s full of vitamin E, as well as branch-chain amino acids that make it easier for your skin to stay plump, firm, and glowing. This natural ingredient contains anti-inflammatory properties that heal skin problems by fighting skin irritations and problems like acne and eczema.
Algae, like seaweed, helps your skin stay hydrated between applications, trapping the natural moisture and beneficial oils in your skin. When used in a daytime moisturizer, it can help make your skin more resilient to environmental hazards like dry air and sun exposure. Therefore, helps to protect your skin barrier and battle future acne.
Squalane oil is an ultra-hydrating addition to your natural skincare routine. When your skin is hydrated, it’s naturally brighter and better able to cope with blemishes and wrinkles on its own.
If you’re worried about wrinkles and fine lines, hyaluronic acid is an absolute must. When used as part of a natural skincare routine, products containing hyaluronic acid gradually reduce the appearance of those fine lines, making your skin more elastic.
works to reduce or minimize the muscle movements responsible for wrinkles and fine lines due to laughing, smiling, and being your most expressive self.
Avocado oil may help boost the hydrating abilities of your natural skincare routine, trapping moisture and acting as a barrier between your skin and environmental stress factors.
promotes healing and is naturally antimicrobial, making it ideal for those that suffer from frequent blemishes and irritation.
Who is Raybae?
Raybae is a luxury line of clean, natural skincare and beauty products. They combine the best ingredients mother nature offers with leading-edge science to produce the safest, most effective products available on the market.
Raybae was started with two key goals in mind:
1. Provide women with extremely effective products that are produced with natural, safe ingredients
2. Empower women to see their natural-internal beauty, and love their reflection no matter what stage of life they’re in
This is a brand that goes beyond!
In addition to the powerhouse ingredients found within their products this company also emphasizes eco-friendliness through their choices in packaging and production. Over 99% of their packaging is recyclable, and all of their products being manufacture by using a low carbon emission model, allowing for a lessened environmental footprint. It's no wonder why raybae was voted "Most Innovative New Products" in the Aesthetic Everything 2021 Awards.
Three Raybae products that help battle acne!
Refreshing Rosehip Cleanser
Rosehip seed oil is a pressed oil extract, taken from the seeds of the wild rose called rosa rubiginosa. This rose is unique as it has a very high vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E content. Refreshing Rosehip Cleanser is professionally formulated to balance the skin while removing dirt, oil, and impurities. It delivers the antioxidant benefits of rosehip seed oil, making it an excellent choice for a gentle yet thorough cleanse. The addition of neem leaf, rose flower water, and ivy gourd extract helps to condition the skin and provide soothing botanical benefits.
- Soothes Sensitive Dry Skin
- Reduces Redness In Irritated Skin
- Moisturizes Skin Naturally
- Reduces Puffiness
- Reduces Acne
- Antibacterial properties in Rose Water clean the face
- Provides deep cleansing without stripping
- Natural oils and extracts leave the skin refreshed
- Soothes and nourishes the skin
Raybae Deep Water Day Cream
Uses two impressive ingredients derived from brown seaweed, algae, and Jojoba Oil. Jojoba Oil is known for its healing and antibacterial properties. Brown seaweed and algae support the skin’s protective barrier, defending against daily environmental aggressors helping your skin to retain its natural moisture all day long. Together these ingredients nourish cells for a healthy glow leaving the skin to feel more soft, smooth, supple, and appear more youthful.
- Dry skin
- Irritated skin
- Environmental damage
- Stress-fighting seaweed supports the skin’s resistance to the effects of environmental stress
- This formula utilizes each ingredient in its most effective form, selected specifically for its ability to deliver real results.
Overnight collagen mask
This reparative overnight face mask combines the power of hydrolyzed collagen, collagen-supporting peptides, and moisture-boosting ingredients. Together, acetyl hexapeptide-8 and palmitoyl oligopeptide work to smooth the appearance of wrinkles and creases while supporting the production of collagen, a protein critical for skin density, firmness, and elasticity. Hydrolyzed collagen helps to diminish signs of photo damage and reduce the look of wrinkles. Mega-moisturizers like glycerin and squalane help lock moisture into the skin, while oat kernel extract soothes and comforts.
- Elasticity and Firmness
- Diminishes Wrinkles & Fine Lines
- Fades Dark Spots
- Fights Inflammation
- Repairs Damaged Skin
- Heals and restores skin overnight
- Provides elastic, more firm skin
- Leaves the skin soft & smooth
- Reduces the appearance of past skin damage
wash your face with raybae’s Refreshing Rosehip Cleanser. Apply the Deep Water Day Cream to your clean dry skin before applying makeup, sunscreen, or any other products to provide the best protection for your skin’s surface.
wash your face with raybae’s Refreshing Rosehip Cleanser. Apply the Overnight Collagen mask to repair and boost your skins elasticity and hydration.
The take away...
Everyone has natural beauty just waiting to be exposed, but between the stress of daily life and social obligations, it’s easy to forget how to take care of your skin. Believe it or not, your skincare routine can make all the difference in how easy it is for others to see the real you. Start giving your skin the love it deserves through ingredients found in natural skin care products like Raybae, and watch those annoying blemishes disappear!