Chemicals to Avoid When Suffering From Acne

Chemicals to Avoid When Suffering From Acne

One of the causes of Acne is surprisingly one of the least talked about. Although there are several different types of skin complaints starting from birth, Acne doesn’t usually make a major front until early teen years.

Synthetic chemicals, like those found in Traditional Skin care products, make-up and cosmetics have been known to flare up acne. We need to avoid the application of these synthetic chemicals and products on the skin, especially when suffering from Acne.

Chemicals that leave residue build-up o the skin can flare-up acne. If you can use Organic skincare it will reduce the chemicals you apply to your skin.

Some of the Chemicals to avoid when you suffer Acne include:

Sodium lauryl sulfate,

Sodium laureth sulfate,

Propylene glycol,

Mineral oil, and


These chemicals can be found in typical body wash, facial cleansers and soap. It has long been assumed that foods like Saturated fat, chocolate and spicy food may flare acne. Some research also now indicates chemicals within those food products may be the cause of acne. Perhaps not the food itself.

One of the best preventative measures for preventing acne is regular exfoliation. I have on occasion heard exfoliation referred to as detoxification for the skin.

Exfoliation is best achieved with an Organic exfoliate. This ensures you are removing chemical residue from the skin without adding more in its place.

Most treatments require the use of benzoyl peroxide or a similar cleaner. I o not recommend the use of these products but they are a personal choice.

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I instead prefer to undertake Organic preventative maintenance in an attempt to avoid chemical treatments to remove.

A preventative maintenance should include both an external cleanse as well as an internal detoxification. The body responds externally to internal cleansing as much as it does with external cleansing.

Your first steps to a preventative maintenance system should include:

Reduce the number and type of synthetic chemicals you use on your skin. Look for Organic Skincare products when available.

Internal detoxification benefits your body internally and externally

Increase your water intake

Regular exercise encourages a healthy mind-set which in turn gives internal and external health benefits

Reduce your intake of Saturated fats and sugars.

It would be nice to think we can just continue living our lifestyle as normal and a magic pill can be taken to eliminate Acne. Unfortunately that is not on the horizon and prevention or cure will still be the only options you have.