Skin Care for Common Skin Concerns
From acne to wrinkles to dryness, our skin is always coming up with new surprises for us to deal with. But these common skin concerns are exactly that: common. That means we’ve had a lot of reasons to figure out some effective solutions! With a combination of the right products, you can treat the skin concerns that are bugging you most.
As anyone who’s spent time too close to the mirror can attest, our skin goes through a lot of changes as we get older. This is all driven by a number of factors, from sun exposure to environmental pollutants to, well, time! The skin’s outer layer thins out, while elastic tissue weakens, glands make less oil and supportive fatty tissue lessens. These changes show up on our skin as wrinkles, fine lines, dryness and dullness. Phew! But aging doesn’t have to be a battle – we believe there’s beauty in smile lines, but there’s also beauty in the confidence boost you get from properly caring for your skin.
Our Best Anti-Aging Skin Care Products
Incorporate some of our favorite anti-aging skin care products into your daily routine to help minimize the signs of aging.
Anti-Aging Cleansers & Face Washes
Look for a gentle formula and apply it carefully – avoid harsh scrubbing and rubbing.
Anti-aging Scrubs and Masks
Gently exfoliate two or three times per week.
Anti-Aging Oils and Serums
Choose ingredients that hydrate, boost firmness and offer nourishing antioxidants.
Anti-Aging Body Care
Focus on dry patches with moisturizing scrubs and seal in moisture with rich oils.
For even more details about preventing and treating signs of aging, check out our anti-aging guide!
Acne and Blemishes
Several factors can lead to acne, but the most common one is hormones. Androgen hormones, specifically, drive up the skin’s oil production, which is pretty inviting to acne-causing bacteria. This explains why acne tends to start appearing around puberty or as our hormones fluctuate throughout the month. Another driving force behind acne is clogged pores. When dead skin cells, oil and bacteria get into your pores, your body reacts by sending inflammatory cells to the site, resulting in painful cysts. Since the causes of acne vary, there are many different ways to fight it. A solid skin care routine is a must-have, and we love basing ours around powerful, natural ingredients.
Products to Help Fight Acne
Our natural acne fighting skin care products are gentle yet effective.
Cleansers for Acne
Fight the urge to go for harsh, oil-stripping cleansers. Instead, choose a gentler one with bacteria-fighting properties.
Scrubs and Masks for Acne
Both antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, tea tree oil is a star ingredient to look for.
Oils and Serums for Acne
For dark spots left behind by healed blemishes, look for serums that brighten and smooth. Pair these two for an extra boost.
Moisturizers for Acne
Choose a lightweight, soothing formula that hydrates and calms.
Body Care for Acne
Acne can spring up on the rest of our body, too! Fight clogged pores on your back and chest with a gentle exfoliant.
Uneven Skin Tone
Maybe you’ve heard it called dark spots, sun spots or even the super-clinical hyperpigmentation, but it really comes down to the same thing: uneven skin tone. It all means that your skin produces more melanin in some places, leaving those spots darker than others. An uneven skin tone is most often caused by sun exposure (wear your SPF!), but it can also be a function of pollution, fluctuating hormones, or scarring caused by acne or injury. Fortunately, this skin concern is one that we can both treat and prevent, with a wide range of ingredients that exfoliate, inhibit melanin production, and fight against free radicals.
Products to Help Treat Uneven Skin Tone
We have curated a selection of products to create a skin care routine to help even your skin tone.
Cleansers for Uneven Skin Tone
Aloe Vera creates a shield to keep pollutants out, while soapberry has been shown to inhibit melanin production.
Scrubs and Masks for Uneven Skin Tone
Look for vitamin-rich ingredients, like carrot seed and apricot oil, that help stimulate new cell growth.
Oils and Serums for Uneven Skin Tone
Hyper-concentrated serums can provide high levels of protective antioxidants.
Moisturizers for Uneven Skin Tone
Choose natural extracts (like rosemary and bergamot) that reduce dark spots and brighten the complexion.
Body Care for Uneven Skin Tone
For dark spots along your chest and body, look for gentle exfoliants that encourage skin cell turnover.
Even those of us who don’t have a dry skin type can deal with excessive dryness from time to time. A lack of moisture in the air, especially in the wintertime, is the most common cause of temporary skin dryness. Overly hot or cold weather, low humidity, and soaking in too-hot water are all factors, and dryness tends to become more of an issue as we get older. You might notice a feeling of skin tightness, rough patches, itching, flaking, and, in severe cases, deep cracks that may bleed. Luckily, skin dryness tends to respond very well to the right products – a combination of oils and creams that keep moisture close to the skin.
Products for Dry Skin
These natural skin care products will moisturize and hydrate your skin without making it feel greasy or oily.
Cleansers for Dry Skin
Look for cleansers with a cream or oil base.
Scrubs and Masks for Dry Skin
Exfoliator/mask hybrids gently break down dead skin.
Oils and Serums for Dry Skin
Essential oils and naturally derived emollients help skin retain moisture.
Face Moisturizers for Dry Skin
Rich cream formulas seal in moisture without clogging pores. Use twice a day or as needed.
Body Care for Dry Skin
Thick creams and lightweight body oils work equally well to soothe dry patches form head to toe (and feel decadent doing it)!
Once you’ve attacked dryness, check out our top tips for keeping your skin hydrated and balanced 24/7.
Oily Skin & Pores
Like dryness, excessive oiliness is a skin concern that can affect all skin types [link to skin type blog], not just those identified as oily. We all have oil, or sebum, in our skin – in fact, it’s necessary to keeping our skin hydrated and healthy. But factors like genetics and hormones can cause some of us to produce a little extra. Large pores often go hand-in-hand with oiliness, since excess oil and surface dirt can get inside pores and make them appear larger. But since they’re so intertwined, fighting one often means fighting the other, too!
Skin Care Products for Oily Skin
These are some of our best skin care products to treat oily skin.
Cleansers for Oily Skin
Look for gentle formulas that cleanse without stripping away too many beneficial oils.
Scrubs and Masks for Oily Skin
Clay-based masks and those with anti-bacterial ingredients are especially helpful if your oily skin leads to breakouts.
Oils and Serums for Oily Skin
Don’t be afraid of lightweight oils, especially those that will help you keep that youthful glow.
Moisturizers for Oily Skin
Oily skin needs moisture, too! Look for light, gel-based formulas
If large pores are still on your mind, check out our tips for minimizing the appearance of pores with skin care and makeup.
Once you’re armed with the right products and know-how, those frustrating blemishes and dark spots start to seem a lot less powerful. What’s your top skin concern, and what’s your holy-grail product for fighting it? Let us know in the comments!