Acne and oily skin are a routine problem affecting almost every individual. Not only does acne look cosmetically unattractive, but also leaves stubborn marks that do not go away for a long time. Acne develops when skin pores become clogged or infected with oil and bacteria. This is more common especially for people with a naturally oily skin texture. Other causes for acne and excess oil production on skin can be pollution, stress, hormonal changes and wrong eating habits.
The issues of oily skin and acne go hand in hand. To avoid acne, one has to take care of oily skin and make sure that the excessive sebum is controlled and washed away frequently to keep the skin pores clean and breathable.
Though many home remedies are available to treat acne and remove excess oil from the skin, knowing the exact ingredients that help in the process without harming the skin are essential to effectively combat the issue. In such a case herbal ingredients are the go to option that not only treat the basic acne and oil problem but also enhance the overall health and texture of the skin.
In this blog we are going to list the top five herbal ingredients that can help to get rid of acne and oily skin. Let's get started with what these ingredients are and the functions they serve to treat various skin issues.
Lime or lemon is the most basic thing we find in our kitchen, but do not realise its potential in curing skin woes. The vitamin C available in lemon is a natural cleanser and antioxidant that fights skin infections such as acne and pimples without leaving any marks. This attribute makes lemon the most sought-after ingredient in any oily skin or acne product. Including lemon in your diet on a daily basis makes sure that you also have internally healthy skin.
A favourite ingredient with a grandma's recipe for skin care, turmeric also known as haldi has been used as an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent for skin since centuries. Turmeric is a medicinal spice that has an active compound known as curcumin which has therapeutic benefits and can treat acne on spot and reduce acne spots in addition to brightening the skin complexion.
Mint or pudina, is known for its cooling effect when consumed in the form of chutneys or herbal green teas made by boiling mint leaves in water. This cooling effect also makes it a popular ingredient to treat acne scars and reduce their visibility. Mint leaves have antimicrobial and antioxidant properties that suppress the bacteria that causes acne and also reduce the marks that it leaves. Mint also removes excess oil and gives a soothing feel on application on the skin, by reducing the irritation and itchiness caused by inflammation and pimples.
4. Aloe vera
Another soothing ingredient for oily and acne prone skin is aloe vera or Aloe barbadensis gel which is obtained from aloe vera leaves. This gel has antibacterial properties to control and reduce acne and also remove excess oil from the skin and balance its pH level. The growing awareness about the therapeutic uses of aloe vera has made many company's jump onto the bandwagon to include this as an active ingredient in most of the skin products.
We all have used rose water or gulab jal for cleansing and toning of skin or by mixing it in a homemade recipe or pack. On a hot summer day sprinkling rose water on our face gives a soothing effect to the dehydrated skin. Likewise it also reduces the redness and inflammation caused by acne and pimples. It also brings a natural glow to the skin by thoroughly cleansing the pores and removing excess oil that causes dullness and darkness.
These ingredients mentioned above are the active components of Anherb's herbal face wash products, as we aim to give only what works the best for your skin in the most herbal and natural way without any side effects. Our herbal face wash range specifically for oily e and acne prone skin include:
Lime and Mint face wash- Anherb’s Lime & Mint Face Wash for oily skin comes with the combined benefits of these two strong ingredients to fight excess oil secretion caused by internal or external factors within a person which leave the skin looking messy and tired, not to mention a breeding ground for acne and other skin problems. The rose water which is the third active ingredient of this product also tones and re-hydrates the skin, brightening its complexion and leaving the soothing effect after being used.
Lemon & Turmeric Face wash - Anherb's Lemon and Turmeric face wash with active aloe vera, is a suitable acne face wash for Normal skin to Oily skin. It removes excess oil and dirt from the skin without disturbing the moisture balance. It helps to get rid of oily look instantly & help in removing the dead skin cells. It is good for controlling acne & Pimples. The Turmeric in it gives antibacterial and complexion brightening effect while Aloe Vera helps in retaining the essential moisture.
Our products are clinically proven to be herbal and effective for treating the issues for which they are formulated. If you are facing an embarrassing situation like acne and oil secretion, you ought to try our product range to feel the difference it makes to your skin.