Treatment & Diagnosis

Acne, oily skin, pimples and whiteheads

You don’t have to live with acne. There are so many things that contribute to acne it can be difficult to know where to start, how to rule out options and how to manage results.

How to achieve clear, blemish free radiant skin

There are different types of acne. Your skin can feel oily or dry, have raised bumps or deep painful lesions under the skin. The skin can look red, irritated and inflamed, and pimples can appear all over the face or show up in different regions of the body, back and chest.

Bacteria causes Acne Vulgaris

Oil and dead skin cells become trapped inside your pores, causing swelling and inflammation, resulting in a pimple. Severe acne may result in scars and picking and squeezing pimples will always leave a scar.

Fungal Acne (Malassezia folliculitis – MF) is most often misdiagnosed as acne but is a yeast infection in the pores. The tiny red pimples have a whitish centre (that you cannot squeeze out) and they love the oily areas on your T-zone, chest and shoulders. This ‘acne rash’ is very itchy. It often affects people who have been taking antibiotics for a long time, due to the skins healthy defensive barrier being unresistant to the fungi.

The top priority with all forms of acne and break-out is to have clear skin!

Acne do’s and don’ts

  • Don’t use soap and antiseptic washes – they strip your skin’s protective defensive barrier, dry your skin out and allow bacteria to invade
  • Don’t use cleansers that contain oils – bacteria thrive in oil
  • Don’t use scrubs, they scratch your skin and if overused cause more breakout and irritations

Instead

  • Do use a gel cleanser with the correct pH to help balance your skin and stop bacteria
  • Do use a Retinal vitamin A serum to normalise skin function, help regulate oil production, clear breakout and improve skin texture
  • Do use a gentle exfoliating complex with AHA’s (glycolic, salicylic and lactic) acids to help remove dead skin cells and unclog pores

Customer's have told us

I needed a product that would work for my skin colour, with SuperNatural Skincare my acne is gone and so have the scars and pigmentation.
I am so grateful to SuperNatural Skincare, and can now face the world with a clear skin.
I absolutely love these products! Supernatural skincare has completely changed my skin. I used to have regular hormonal breakouts even in my 30s. Since using the products, especially the vitamin A serum, I seldom have a spot. My skin is clear and even in tone.  I have been using the products for 5 years now and have never looked back. It's been a while! I first messaged you in 2015! Thanks for the great products!  Agi 

What causes Acne & Oily Skin?

A little knowledge can go a long way! Understanding how your skin works are your first steps in effective acne treatment.

Contrary to what you might be thinking, your oil glands are not your enemy! It’s their job to produce oil to keep your skin soft, supple and moisturised. These glands also form a vital protective barrier (acid mantle) on your skin surface, which helps keep your pH (skin balance) exactly where it should be between 4.5 and 5.5 when it comes to skincare, pH matters!

Ideal skin pH for acne treatment

That’s because acne bacteria love a pH of 7, which is neutral. Your protective skin barrier can be stripped or scrubbed away with harsh cleansers, scrubs and soap, raising the pH of your skin above 7. Soap has a pH of 9-11, which dries skin and makes it more susceptible to bacterial growth.

Your skin will feel squeaky clean, but oil production will increase, and so will skin irritations and problems. We recommend using cleansers that do not strip the skin and serums that maintain and preserve the skins’ healthy protective barrier.

The other key factor in having blemish-free skin is to prevent the build-up of dead skin cells trapping oil in your pores and becoming infected with bacteria. In healthy skin, cells rise to the skin’s surface every 30 days. Exfoliators contain fruit acids (AHA’s) that help dissolve the ‘glue’ that keeps skin cells together on the skin surface and deep inside the pores.

How SuperNatural Skincare works

A vital factor in having blemish-free skin is to calm inflammation and prevent dead skin cells and oil from becoming trapped in your pores and becoming infected with bacteria.

Solutions for solving acne

To help prevent acne and avoid breakouts you need to get your skin to function in the right way.

1

Restore the skin's protective barrier

The benefits of using a low pH, sulphate-free cleanser are the first steps in balancing the skins protective barrier (acid mantle). The skin’s protective barrier needs to be slightly acidic to protect the skin from bacteria and fungi that cause irritation and break-out.

Using a plant-derived, biodegradable, cleanser that gently removes impurities, helps decongest and clarify the skin and aid in barrier repair will reduce irritation and help balance skin in the first step of having a clear complexion.

2

Exfoliate dead skin build-up and unclog pores

Dead skin cells sit on your skin surface, trapping the new cells underneath, which can lead to clogged pores and breakout. Removing dead skin cells is essential for clear, healthy skin. Fruit acids known as alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’s) such a glycolic, lactic and salicylic acid dissolve the ‘glue’ that holds dead skin cells together on the upper layers of the skin and inside the pores. By exfoliating the build-up of dead cells and deep cleansing inside the pores, the skin texture and clarity is improved and can function normally. Serums and active ingredients are also able to penetrate more effectively into the skin, helping with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and skin clarifying benefits.

3

Fight blemish causing bacteria

A fast-acting skin correcting serum is your go-to product to help improve your skin. Active ingredients help fight skin breakout, scarring, excess oil and reduce pore size. It is vitally important to have a selection of critical elements such as retinal vitamin A to help renew the skin and speed up new baby cells travelling to the skin surface. It has an antibacterial effect on P. acnes and helps improve the appearance of scars and unclogs and clears blocked pores. Niacinamide (Vit B3) restores the skin’s protective pH barrier enhancing skin texture and immunity and helps calm red, inflamed skin. Aloe vera is a natural antibacterial and anti-irritant, helping halt acne-causing bacteria and flushed red skin. Willow herb visibly refines the skin texture, minimizes pores and leaves the skin with a natural fresh matte finish.

You need to use the right ingredients in the right combination to get the right results.

Combat and control stubborn acne and breakout

This specialised regime increases skin clarity and prevents bacteria from taking hold. Acne and breakouts require a daily routine that works quickly giving effective results. Your skin will become refreshed, healthier-looking and calm, within days of starting.

1. Blemish-fighting cleanser

Clear Skin Cleanser is our blemish correcting cleanser that works quickly to dissolve pore-clogging impurities, leaving skin refreshed, balanced and calm.

Our Clear Skin Gel Cleanser is your first step in your clear skin routine. This perfectly pH balanced organic aloe vera and chamomile clarifying cleanser removes makeup, excess oil and impurities from the skin, gently detoxifying pores and maintaining the skin’s natural protective barrier, helping prevent further breakouts.

When to use

Complete this process every morning and evening, and if needed, after workouts. Refrain from cleansing more often, as it can irritate your skin causing an over production of oil.

Application

  • Apply 1 to 2 pumps to skin
  • Add water with fingertips, cleanse for 30 seconds
  • Rinse thoroughly

2. Blemish-fighting Serum

Help clear acne prone and blemished skin with our potent retinal A serum. This blemish-fighting serum works to promote skin healing and restore skin.

Clear skin with this fast-acting specialised retinal-A serum. Formulated to fight blemish-causing bacteria, balance skin, unclog and clear pores, blackheads and painful pimples. Niacinamide and willow herb reduce, redness and accelerate skin healing.

When to use

For first time users, apply every second night for the first 2 weeks, then every night.

Application

  • Apply 1-2 pumps after cleansing
  • Massage into skin – avoiding eye area

3. Calm and Hydrate

Formulated with organic Aloe Vera and a unique mineral complex that visibly reduces redness and flareups, strengthening and protecting troubled skin.

Clear Recovery Gel is our advanced non-greasy skin-calming formula with organic aloe vera that supports and calms sensitive, irritated and troubled skin. It provides a protective barrier on the skin to lock in moisture and maintain healthy skin function, restoring balance and clear skin.

When to use

Use every morning and evening over Clear Skin Serum or when needed.

Application

  • Shake bottle and apply 1-2 pumps
  • Massage in to skin

4. Pimple Correction

This combination spot treatment gel quickly and effectively helps clarify skin, shrink pimples and assists in preventing blemishes from forming.

Clarify Spot Corrector is a dual-action glycolic and salicylic acid treatment gel, formulated to clear pimples fast and prevent further breakout. Apply to pimples for quick-acting results and prevent new blemishes from forming.

When to use

Apply morning and evening after cleansing

Application

  • Apply a small amount directly on pimples and breakout
  • Avoid the eye area

5. Exfoliate your skin

Exfoliation is a vital step in deep cleansing acne-prone skin and, unclogging pores. By removing dead skin cells, it helps the skin function normally.

Resurface Exfoliating Gel is a triple-action gentle exfoliator with Lactic, Glycolic and Salicylic acid. This is a vital step in clearing dead skin cells, preventing blocked pores, removing flaky skin and brightening the complexion. This fast-acting pH balancing gel helps skin cell revival and enhances the penetration of active ingredients for perfect looking skin.

When to use

Exfoliate 1-3 times per week in the evening after cleansing.

Application

  • Apply after cleansing
  • Leave on for 10-15 minutes like a mask
  • Rinse off thoroughly (avoid eye area)

*Resilient skin may be able to leave Resurface Exfoliating Gel on overnight. First use like a mask as indicated above to test skin resilience

6. Skin Restoring Moisture-Serum

Clear skin is the goal, and Radiance B3 helps purify and improve skin quality. This multi-potent moisturiser, balances, clarifies and increases skin immunity.

Radiance B3 Moisturiser is our potent vitamin B3 skin balancing formula that improves your over-all complexion, reducing signs of blemishes and congestion, helps restore the skins natural protective barrier and evens-out pigmentation spots and blemish marks, leaving skin looking fresh, smooth and vibrant.

When to use

Use every morning and evening over serum.

Application

  • Apply 1 – 2 pumps to face and neck
  • Massage in

7. Protect your skin

Our natural non-greasy zinc-based sun protection fortifies, shields and protects your skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays preserving your skin.

Zinc SPF+ is uniquely formulated for troubled skin and helps reduce redness and prevent flare-ups. This non-oily protective matte sun shield is ideal for people with sunscreen sensitivities. Zinc and antioxidants boost environmental defences, and skin repair, green tea extracts and niacinamide help guard against signs of premature skin ageing, dark spots and skin discolouration.

When to use

Every morning as your last skincare step. Apply daily, sunny or cloudy!

Application

  • Apply over moisturiser
  • Apply on face, neck, décolleté and on the back of your hands.

8. Flawless skin

Enhance your skin with pure Mineral Veil powder foundation, for a natural flawless finish. Choose from natural or warm undertones for the perfect colour match.

Mineral Veil Foundation, is a pure mineral powder makeup suitable for all skin types. It sits well on skin, camouflaging uneven skin tone, blemishes, scars and sunspots and does not gather in fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin E helps soothe skin and zinc, and titanium dioxide help protect skin against UV damage and give your skin additional sun protection.

When to use

Use daily as your first choice in skin colour foundation.

Application

  • Apply mineral powder foundation as your last step
  • Lightly layer over moisturiser, Zinc SPF+ Sunscreen or Perfection Tinted moisturiser

Choose the correct undertone for your skin – natural (pink-beige) or warm (yellow undertone)

9. Inner skin health

Purity Wholefood Powder is a nutrient rich prebiotic greens powerhouse designed to support a healthy liver and gut. An inner beauty greens food suitable for gut health, acne, eczema, milia, psoriasis, digestive health and hormonal pigmentation. Detox greens goes hand-in-hand with cleanse and acne skincare products and hormonal imbalance.

Application

Blend 2 level teaspoons (7g) to 200ml of water, smoothies or juice or sprinkle over cereal to increase nutrient intake as part of a balanced and nutritious diet.

10. Inner skin health

Flexibility Wholefood Powder is a perfect nutritional support for nails, skin integrity post dermal therapies and cosmetic procedures, collagen, devitalised skin, poor wound healing, autoimmune skin conditions, dermatitis and support for healthy joints and bones. A great match with everyday skincare products.

A perfect match with moisturising and nourishing products for dry skin and hair.

Application

Blend 2 level teaspoons (7g) to 200ml of water, smoothies or juice or sprinkle over cereal to increase nutrient intake as part of a balanced and nutritious diet.