First, Let’s Understand What Causes Acne
The first step to understanding how to get rid of acne is to understand what causes it. Acne is typically a symptom of underlying issues like inflammation or a compromised skin barrier however issues beyond the skin like stress can also be the culprit. Identifying the root cause, will help you know how to get rid of acne – treat the root cause and you'll see more profound and lasting results.
Dehydration, irritation, stress, and pollution can all lead to inflammation, which triggers more sebum production and causes skin cells to turnover slower than normal. This is a combination often leading to an acne breakout. Letting bacteria into skin through a compromised skin carrier can let bacteria in and let moisture out, leading to dehydration, thus inflammation and eventually a breakout.
Lastly, keeping in mind that our skin is a part of our overall body that's an integrated set of various systems like the digestive, endocrine and circulatory systems, the skin can actually reveal how your overall body health is doing and show symptoms of other issues your body is struggling with. One of those revealers? – Acne. Knowing these causes will help you best know how to get rid of acne that’s plaguing you.
What Are the Best Solutions to Getting Rid of Acne?
- Reducing inflammation: Acne can often be traced back to inflammation in some way or another, so taking care of it will go a long way in not only getting rid of acne but preventing it as well. Reducing inflammation is often the best answer to how to get rid of acne. To help reduce inflammation, we recommend our Peach & Lily Dew Wild Treatment Essence and Eco Your Skin’s Layering Essence Ringer Drip – Oily.
- Keeping the skin’s barrier intact: Harsh cleansers will often disrupt and damage the skin’s natural barrier, so avoid overdoing it when exfoliating and avoid products that use harsh ingredients. We recommend Aromatica’s Natural Coconut Cleansing Oil and the Banila Co. Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm. Because both can completely dissolve makeup without leaving a waxy or greasy residue on the skin.
- Exfoliation: Exfoliating can be a double-edged sword – you want to remove the dead skins cells, dirt, and grime from your face, but you also don’t want to do it in a way that damages your skin’s natural barrier. To exfoliate your skin without this risk, view our Peach & Lily Super Reboot Resurfacing Face Mask, our Peach & Lily Good Acids Pure Toner, Be the Skin’s Non-Stimulus Face Polisher, and Eco Your Skin’s Lavender Bedside Mask.