The best natural skincare for acne-prone skin is gentle yet effective. Here are my top picks for natural skincare products that have helped keep me and my clients acne-free for years.
Why Conventional Acne Treatments Don’t Work
As many of you may know, my battle with acne started when I was 16 and persisted for years, despite the many over the counter and prescriptions creams, infomercial acne products (proactiv I’m talking about you) and visits to countless dermatologists.
My acne never fully cleared through these traditional routes. When trying a new product or approach to treating my acne, I was often told my skin would “get worse before it gets better,” and while it would indeed get worse, it typically didn’t get much better.
It turns out that the conventional approach of treating acne with harsh topicals aren’t sufficient or as effective as their marketing claims would have you believe.
For the vast majority of people who suffer from acne, diet and lifestyle play a bigger role than anything in their vanity cabinets.
The peels, acids, and scrubs are too harsh and can end up damaging your skin more than helping it – plus they don’t address the underlying inflammation, hormones and/or lack of nutrients that is triggering the acne to begin with.
How to Treat Acne Naturally & Effectively
Acne-prone skin requires a two-pronged approach to clear up: both internal (through diet, which has the power to start or stop breakouts to begin with) and external (through natural skincare that is gentle yet effective).
For people with chronic acne, you won’t see true success without addressing both.
The Best Natural Skincare for Acne-Prone Skin
After years of trial and error personally, working with a top natural and organic facialist in New York City, and speaking with the most modern and progressive dermatologists, I’ve found a natural skincare regimen that works wonders for acne-prone skin.
It’s the exact skincare regimen that I share in EatBEAUTY, that when paired with proper diet and lifestyle changes to address the internal causes for acne, has delivered outstanding results for hundreds of women.
Here are the best natural skincare products and routine for acne-prone skin:
- Eminence Probiotic Cleanser
- Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant
- tea tree oil
- Primally Pure Fancy Face Serum
- Primally Pure Beauty Cream
- Blue Tansy Beauty Cream
Eminence Probiotic Cleanser (1) with 1-2 shakes of the Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant (2) powder. Massage into your entire face in circular motions, using light pressure, for 1 full minute. Rinse with lukewarm water.
tea tree oil (3) (test your skin first to test for sensitivity- most people are fine with it full strength, but if you are particularly sensitive, dilute it in a drop or two of jojoba oil.)
To fade scars, even out your complexion, and give it a clear and luminous glow, apply 2-3 drops of Primally Pure Fancy Face Serum (4) to entire face. This stuff is like magic.
My absolute must have moisturizer year round is Primally Pure Beauty Cream (5). Your skin will drink it in, and while it’s deeply nourishing and moisturizing, it’s not heavy and won’t clog your pores (or leave you sweating in the summer time). Their newer Blue Tansy Beauty Cream offers additional anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits.
Use code Maria10 for 10% off your Primally Pure order.
Maria Marlowe is a holistic nutrition and wellness coach who uses real food to help her clients improve their health, weight, and skin. She offers a 28-day healthy eating meal plan that teaches you how to batch cook, as well as one to clear up acne. Her most popular program is EatSLIM, a 10-week online group glass that guides participants to develop healthy eating habits that stick – and lose weight, boost their metabolism, improve their digestion, and quit sugar.
She writes healthy and delicious plant-based recipes for her popular blog. She is also the author of the #1 New Release on Amazon, The Real Food Grocery Guide, the most practical guide to selecting the healthiest foods, without going broke, which has been praised by Dr. Oz and InStyle magazines. You can find her on instagram @mariamarlowe.