The One About Acne
According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, acne is a condition that affects approximately 50 million individuals per year. Using the metaphor of a house, pimples are those annoying tenants that neverending stress. Zits are not the kindest of tenants as they often cause annoyance and are not afraid to flare up together as a crowd. They even have the audacity to stay without paying a single penny for rent! They are never a pleasant sight to see in the mirror when you wake up in the morning. (Ew. No thanks.)
Causes of Acne
So, what causes these pesky little buggers? Although there are many causes of acne, some of the most common are clogged pores and bacteria. They all sound pretty… um… bad, but not to worry! We will discuss a solution to keep your skin in check. Before that, let’s talk in depth about the causes of acne. It will help you understand why the solution works. First, clogged pores are the most common reason for acne vulgaris (that’s acne’s full name). When dead skin cells, dirt, dust, and sebum get accumulated on the skin, there is a chance that it will clog the pores of your skin. When your pores get clogged, we can see it turn into blackheads, whiteheads, and, of course, annoying pimples. There isn’t exactly a plunger to unclog your pores, but we will be sure to tell you what works to unclog pores later in this blog post. (Promise!) Sometimes, when these pores get deeply clogged, it can cause inflamed acne. Bacteria can also be a factor to cause breakouts to occur. The growth of a bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes, can happen anywhere on the body to cause breakouts. (These are what is responsible for backne.) These bacteria cause inflammation in acne and trigger an increase in the formation of sebum.
Cleanse Away Acne
People recommend lots of different ways to prevent and get rid of acne, such as cleansing, scrubbing, and peeling. Scrubbing and peeling can be too abrasive and harsh for the skin. Leaving only one choice, cleansing. Cleansing is the best way to unclog pores and get rid of bacteria. (See? We kept our promise!) It is no joke that cleansing is vital to preventing acne. The real question here is, are you washing with the right stuff? The soap you use can really be a gamechanger when it comes to acne. We would like to recommend the usage of castile soap to wash off all the gunk (and bacteria) that can cause breakouts.
Castile soap is a soap made using a variety of plant based oils rather than the conventional ingredient for soap, lard. Castile soap is not only good for your skin, but it is cruelty-free and environmentally friendly as well, making it good for anyone and anything. We can go all day about the wonders of this incredible stuff, but let’s focus on the effects it has on acne.
Castile soap deeply cleanses the pores of the skin with antibacterial agents. When used with a nice moisturizer, it helps to balance the skin’s pH and oil-moisture content to prevent future breakouts. (Actually, it helps to improve the way skin looks overall.) Soap works because the hydrophilic heads of soap molecules bond with water while the hydrophobic tails bond with fats and oils. Castile soaps work better to get the gunk out because it completely envelopes oil molecules to get them out, due to its hydrophobic nature. In other words, castile soaps will do a better job of getting rid of the gross stuff that needs to get out of your pores than any ordinary soap!
Castile Soap Testimonials
The people have spoken, castile soap works wonders on acne prone skin! Across the internet there are testimonials from people suffering from acne, who have reported seeing better skin after using castile soap. Whether it be acne on the face or some other place on the body, people have been pleased with seeing clearer skin in the mirror.
But uh-oh! Even the people who swear by using castile soaps for acne say to dilute the soap before usage. If undiluted, users claim that the soap causes the skin to dry out and, sometimes, breakout even more. Unlike many other brands of castile soap, here at Rich Farmers, we get how annoying it can be having to dilute the soap before using it on your face. We know how time consuming it can be having to dilute the solution with water. That is why our soap is gentle enough that it can be used straight out of the bottle (you just have to shake it!), but strong enough to get everything out. It does not trigger irritation like many are known to do but does the opposite. Our soaps soothe the skin with the help of some of the finest ingredients, tea tree, and peppermint.
Tea Tree Oil
For almost a hundred years, tea tree oil was used in Australia for its antiseptic and antiinflammatory properties. (Like Aang the Avatar, it was hidden from the outside world for almost a hundred years.) Until recently. Nowadays, tea tree oil is a popular ingredient for topical use when treating acne breakouts. Tea tree oil has antiseptic, and healing properties, all of which make it such a wonderful essential oil. By being antiseptic, tea tree oil kills bacteria and other microbes. Specifically, for acne breakouts, studies have found that it is just as effective as benzoyl peroxide, which is the most commonly used substance in acne medication. Tea tree oil has been found to significantly reduce the number of inflamed and non inflamed pimples, making it a one-stop for all your acne concerns. The Tea Tree Soap from Rich Farmers gives you the best of both worlds by keeping all the great properties of tea tree oil and connecting them to the amazing properties of castile soap.
The scent of the tea tree soap is woodsy and herbal. It gives the feeling of walking through the forest carefree… Without the need to fret about skin problems (acne, hint, hint, wink, wink, nudge, nudge), to be exact. Once in a while, it is needed to have someone, or something, to have our backs and this is it!
Peppermint Essential Oil
Another super ingredient that, combined with castile soap, makes it even more of a powerhouse for soothing acne is peppermint. Peppermint is an essential oil, well-known for its cooling, soothing properties. Did you know peppermint oil also has properties, which makes it even more of a powerful ingredient for acne? Peppermint oil serves as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory substance, which makes it a mighty ingredient for acne breakouts. As discussed above, acne is caused by clogged pores. To go into more detail, the sebaceous glands’ damaged follicular walls contain free radicals. These rascals cause acne and irritation due to acne. However, peppermint oil has antioxidant properties, which makes it a superhero when it comes to fighting off free radicals! The Peppermint Soap from Rich Farmers combines the properties of castile soap and peppermint oil to bring you a refreshing but also marvelous soap for your acne concerns.
You might be worried that the scent is overpowering, however, we got your six. We spent years investigating the right amount of peppermint to get the scent just right. Leave your shower feeling refreshed and ready for the day without having to worry about acne!
Wrap This Up!
Acne is a skin concern for millions of people. In this day and age, we have plenty of other things to worry about than breakouts of acne (let’s not even get started on stress breakouts!). With the help of castile soaps (whether it be tea tree, peppermint, or any other amazing scent), you can be on your way to acne-free, flawless skin!