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Acne: treatment and facial care for skin with acne

Acne symptoms 

The skin condition called acne is a widely known skin problem that surfaces when hair follicles get clogged with oil and dead skin cells. The visible results are the infamous whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples on the skin. It is most common among teenagers and their young, teenage skin, where we typically call them youth pimples. Yet, acne is a skin condition that affects people of all ages. Often, it is joined by skin rash, pus, and redness, and unfortunately, its healing process usually leaves traces in the shape of scars. 

Acne treatment and facial skincare for acne-prone skin

Fortunately, many types of acne treatment are widely available nowadays, and skincare products to support acne-prone skin and skin with impurities are plenty. Regardless of choosing a holistic or medical approach to treat acne, a healthy lifestyle and proper skincare are just as valuable in combatting this skin condition. We are happy to advise you in your quest to find skincare products suitable for acne-prone skin.

 

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LA PRICKLY PEAR SEED OIL AS 
A WEAPON AGAINST ACNE

Our La Prickly Pear Seed Oil is a very precious face oil that is supercharged with vitamin E that works very well to calm the skin [1]. This can certainly be beneficial for acne-prone skin. Prickly pear seed oil contains one of the highest concentrations of linoleic acid (>70%), which is an ingredient highly recommended for acne-prone skin and other impurities. Research [2] has shown that acne sufferers have a lower concentration of linoleic acid on their skin’s surface, which could be contributing to their clogged pores. 

Prickly pear seed oil is also a fantastic moisturizer that softens the skin and is suitable for dry skin, mature skin, and oily skin, as it easily sinks into the skin. The facial oil doesn’t leave skin feeling or looking greasy. Prickly pear seed oil is also powered with vitamins to nourish and protect the skin. The omega-6 present in prickly pear seed oil can also contribute to the skin’s repair and recovery, and thus help make scars less visible [3].  

Please read our blog about using oils for the care of all skin types. In the article, we look into the use of oils for oily and also acne-prone skin.

This serum contains pure and organic vanilla, which has a profoundly calming effect on the skin [4]. This can be extremely beneficial to acne-prone skin. The gorgeous blend of plant oils moisturizes the skin, while the vitamins and antioxidants protect against premature skin ageing. The algae extract restores skin elasticity [5], and together with the Acmella Oleracea extract, reduces the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles [6]. 

This serum is suitable for all skin types, but if you have oily skin with impurities or acne, we emphasize using La Prickly Pear Seed Oil, as this face oil is absorbed faster by the skin than Le Youth Sérum. Many of our customers with acne-prone skin mention to like La Prickly Pear Seed Oil better for this reason, but both can be very beneficial for the care of acne-prone skin.

LE YOUTH SÉRUM CALMS

Do you have any questions about this or another skincare related topic? We are happy to help you with any uncertainties you may have. Shoot us a message at charlotte@commecaskincare.com, and we will answer your inquiry within 48 hours.


Psssssst! Browse through our articles with advice about other skin conditions, such as eczema, dry skin, and hyperpigmentation, too!

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  2. Bardaa S, Turki M, Ben Khedir S, Mzid M, Rebai T, Ayadi F, Sahnoun Z. The Effect of Prickly Pear, Pumpkin, and Linseed Oils on Biological Mediators of Acute Inflammation and Oxidative Stress Markers. Biomed Res Int. 2020 Aug 2;2020:5643465. doi: 10.1155/2020/5643465. PMID: 32802857; PMCID: PMC7421017.

    https://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2020/5643465/ 

  3. Silva JR, Burger B, Kühl CMC, Candreva T, Dos Anjos MBP, Rodrigues HG. Wound Healing and Omega-6 Fatty Acids: From Inflammation to Repair. Mediators Inflamm. 2018 Apr 12;2018:2503950. doi: 10.1155/2018/2503950. PMID: 29849484; PMCID: PMC5925018.

    https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/2503950 

  4. Vaghasiya, Yogeshkumar & RATHISH, NAIR & MAYUR, SONI & SHIPRA, BALUJA & Chanda, Sumitra. (2004). Synthesis, structural determination and antibacterial activity of compounds derived from vanillin and 4-aminoantipyrine. Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society. 69. 10.2298/JSC0412991V.

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/26402445_Synthesis_structural_determination_and_antibacterial_activity_of_compounds_derived_from_vanillin_and_4-aminoantipyrine

  5. Pascale Goyat, Lucie Brun, Sebastien Barre, George Rosson. Microalgae as sustainable source of powerful actives. (2014). Natura-Tec, France.

    http://www.fratelliparodi.it/images/news/Microalgae_as_sustainable_source_of_powerful_actives%20_2014-11.pdf

  6. Frederic Demarne, Ghislaine Passaro. Use of an Acmella oleracea extract for the botulinum toxin-like effect thereof in an anti-wrinkle cosmetic composition. (2009) Patent application. https://patents.google.com/patent/US7531193B2/en