For many women, what was once thought of as an adolescent right of passage—acne—has actually still remained a problem well into adulthood. Regardless of age, anyone who has acne-ridden skin knows that it’s an ongoing battle to not only treat the blemishes already on our faces but to prevent them from coming back.
Sometimes the best thing to do when fighting acne is to go back to basics, to go natural. When it comes to treating (and cleansing) your skin naturally, goats milk is a natural, very powerful ingredient that packs a lot of benefits. Because of its lactic acid content, goat milk soap can help control and prevent acne. Lactic acid is a natural exfoliant that gently removes dead skin cells, which helps prevent acne by keeping pores clear of dirt, oil, and excess sebum. Plus, goat milk soap is gentle and can help maintain the skin’s moisture. This is unlike many face cleansers containing harsh ingredients that can dry out the skin, potentially leading to excess oil production and clogged pores.
We’ve created goats milk soap products using powerful natural ingredients to double the effect without harsh chemicals or GMOs. Keep reading for our top 3 natural goat milk remedies for acne-prone skin!
Tea Tree Oil
For skin prone to blemishes and an oily complexion
Tea tree oil is known as a "miracle antiseptic." It's renowned for its antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-fungal properties, making it an easy and effective treatment for blemishes. It's thought to calm redness, swelling, and inflammation. It may even help to prevent and reduce acne scars, leaving you with smooth, clear skin.
For hormonal and cystic acne
On top of having anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties, Green Tea is especially rich in epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a polyphenol that research has shown can improve acne and oily skin. EGCG lowers lipid levels and is anti-androgenic, making it effective at reducing sebum (oil) excretions in the skin.
Androgens are hormones that the body produces naturally. High or fluctuating androgen levels stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum. Excess sebum can clog pores and increase bacterial growth, causing hormonal acne. EGCG helps break this cycle.
For cleaning and healing
Honey has been used to treat skin conditions, such as acne, for thousands of years. It contains many antioxidants that can help to clear waste and debris from clogged pores. Plus, honey speeds up your skin cells’ healing processes. If you have blemishes or an eczema outbreak, honey can speed healing and reduce inflammation. That’s why doctors use honey in wound dressings - because of its antibacterial and healing properties.