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Acne is a common but sometimes distressing condition that affects between 40 and 50 million Americans. The primary cause of acne is excess sebum production, dead skin cells and bacteria that clog up the pores and lead to pimples. Sometimes these can appear on a large scale, creating pain and redness as well as extreme self-consciousness about the way one looks.
Acne can be exacerbated by many things, from hormones and medication to lifestyle factors such as diet and stress. If you are prone to a flare-up, have you considered trying a Sesame Ginger Scrub in order to balance out your skin and beat the breakout? Here are some reasons this little-known product could be the answer to your skincare prayers.
In an age when people are trying to move away from chemicals and embrace more natural skincare and cosmetic options, sesame oil is a product that comes with several great benefits. The oil that comes from the black little seeds we associate with sesame is a substance that is high in antioxidants and is somewhat of an elixir for skin and hair alike.
For those who suffer from acne, it can quite literally transform the skin, with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that fight the infection without clogging pores. The polyphenols in sesame seeds are also great for restoring the natural balance of oily skin, reducing shine while keeping skin moisturized, supple and fighting the first signs of wrinkles. As an added benefit, it contains natural UV protection that can also help to prevent sunburn. Therefore, it is the ideal product to wear in the summer and indeed all year-round.
Ginger is more commonly known as a super food than a super face mask, but whether you are ingesting it or applying it topically, it can have amazing benefits for the skin. Much like sesame oil, it is packed full of antioxidants that reduce free radical damage and their bad effects on the skin. However, ginger also has a toning effect that helps reduce scars - something that people with severe acne may end up with over the years.
It helps to slow down the aging process by restoring collagen and leaving skin glowing and youthful-looking. Black ginger is a lesser-known product on the market sometimes known as the "cousin" of the regular ginger that we are used to seeing. Its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial properties are great for tackling an acne breakout without being too harsh on your skin.
The beauty of scrubs for the skin is that they give the skin a full buff and polish. The grainy components in a scrub work to unclog pores and really strip the skin of any bacteria or dead skin cells that are responsible for leaving skin appearing dull and blemished. Once this old layer of skin has been sloughed away, the skin underneath is fresh, smooth and able to absorb moisture more effectively as any particles blocking the skin should now be gone. In the case of extreme acne, it is better to use a gentler scrub and avoid being too rough when you apply it. This is because some areas may be red and painful, and extensive scrubbing could actually damage the skin further.
Another perk of natural skin care is that it doesn't contain chemicals or animal byproducts that can cause additional irritation. In true organic and cruelty-free skincare, the ingredients are fully natural, gentler, safer and kinder to the skin. All of this is particularly important for acne sufferers, who may experience increased sensitivity. In addition to being kind to your skin, it's also kind to animals and indeed the planet.
With so many major brands still using the outdated and ineffective practice of animal testing, many consumers are voting with their wallets and opting for ethical, cruelty-free, plant-based brands that even go as far as using recyclable packaging for their products. With very little discrepancy in prices between plant-based and natural products and chemical products, it really is a case of having nothing to lose and a lot to gain by choosing the natural varieties.
By combining all of the properties of sesame, ginger and scrubs into one product that is also ethical and great for the planet, we can see just how beneficial this could be for acne sufferers and people with other sensitive skin issues. Give it a try today and watch your skincare complaints gradually fade away.