Pimples and acne are difficult to contend with on a daily basis. Not only just from a product standpoint but in severe cases, self-confidence among other things can also be affected. When dealing with these skin issues there are a couple of ways to go about it and in most cases just like our belief when dealing with pain, the best way is to tackle it both internally and topically. In regards to internally, there are certain supplements that you can consider to help strengthen the immune system and can assist with a healthy and smooth complexion. These include Vitamin C, Zinc, and Essential Fatty Acid supplements. There has also been very strong research that demonstrates the connection between good gut health and skin health. For example, A study from 2010 showed clinical improvement of acne symptoms over a twelve-week period when the patients consumed Lactobacillus-fermented milk.
* There is a great deal more of this type of research to indicate that a regular dose of a good quality probiotic can help to improve acne. In addition, you can also get your daily dose of probiotics from certain food sources too like Kimchi and pickled/fermented food e.g sauerkraut, so it is worth exploring these options further if you're interested.
So let's get to using products topically on your face. It's important to use products that won't strip your natural oils, as this will only make things worse and not better. Lack of moisture is often found in problem skin so it's essential you use products that help to keep skin hydrated also. Keeping bacteria at bay and reducing inflammation are also very necessary in these particular skin conditions.
MISMO has some very targeted and effective products to help combat and control acne naturally. Active Face Cleanser, Blemish Gel
, Ultra Moisturing SPF Sunscreen
and Boost Oil Free Moisturiser
are all part of MISMO's anti-acne range. Each serves a unique purpose in helping to get pimples and acne under control. Daily Face Wash includes Glycolic and Salycilic Acids also known as AHA's/BHA's that work together to effectively clear pimples and skin blockages as well as exfoliating dead skin cells. Glycolic Acid is an AHA or Alpha Hydroxy Acid while Salicylic Acid is a BHA or Beta Hydroxy Acid. Specifically, the job of both acids are to loosen the glue that holds dead skin cells on the skin. Loosening and dissolving the skin cells is exactly what you want went dealing with pimples as it also helps to clear oil that has clogged pores which inevitably leads to blemishes. Blemish Gel is an innovative and unique natural acne treatment. This product includes Vitamins A, B3 and 5 all of which are well known for their effectiveness when it comes to acne. In addition to this, Blemish Gel also includes an ingredient called ac.net. This fantastic botanically derived ingredient has proven anti-acne benefits that include controlling excess oil, inflammation, and most importantly bacteria. You can use this as a moisturiser all over the face or just on the affected areas. Boost Oil Free Moisturiser is as the name suggests an oil-free moisturiser. It is super light, however, still offers effective hydration to the skin and will also work to soothe and calm any irritations. Ultra Moisturising SPF Sunscreen works well if your skin is in the normal range, not oily. This light cream will provide hydration as well as sun protection and the zinc is also calming and healing for pimples. A suggested MISMO skincare routine to help combat pimples could look like this :
- Cleanse with Daily Face Wash Morning and Night
- Use Blemish Gel on pimples or can also be used as a moisturiser use morning and night
- Boost Oil-free Moisturiser if you're wanting to use a moisturiser then apply Boost morning and night also
- Alternative to Boost - Ultra Moisturising SPF Sunscreen - use after Blemish Gel
- Exfoliating regularly can also help
Although if you're wanting a routine tailored uniquely for yourself then please contact MISMO to speak with one of our resident beauty therapists. They are always on hand to help with any product recommendations and can help you to make informed choices about what products will work best for you.
*Source; Kim J, Ko Y, Park YK, Kim NI, Ha WK, Cho Y. Dietary effect of lactoferrin-enriched fermented milk on skin surface lipid and clinical improvement of acne vulgaris. Nutrition. 2010;26(9):902-9.