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ACNE MYTHS

MYTH: Skin with acne and pimples does not need moisturising. Vegetable oils cause comedones

REALITY: Increased sebum production is a prerequisite for acne. Keeping your skin moisturised is very important because dry skin produces more sebum. According to scientific studies, dry skin is more sensitive to allergens, and lack of hydration can cause different skin problems. We use cold-pressed hemp oil in our products – it is an excellent moisturiser for problematic skin and does not clog pores. Studies show that linoleic acid in hemp oil has a role in addressing the causes of acne.

TIP! Apply AHA-BHA moisturising cream after using Yarrow mist with salicylic acid. If your skin feels “heavy” after using the product, try applying less next time. Or let it absorb for a few minutes before using Yarrow mist again.

MYTH: Dirty skin causes acne

REALITY: Research shows that acne is not caused by unclean skin. The process of developing symptoms is much more complicated and it is necessary to use gentle cleansers twice a day to prevent acne. Use mildly exfoliating and anti-inflammatory products that decrease sebum production and have have a slightly acidic pH (not more than 5.5). Forget grainy face scrubs and excessive washing – these can cause skin barrier disorders and dehydration.

TIP! Clean your skin with Tundra AHA-BHA cleansing milk and finish with Yarrow mist with salicylic acid. Use them twice a day. Do not forget facial water – it removes impurities and maintains pH balance. Tundra AHA-BHA cleansing milk can be used as a facial mask for a few minutes. Don’t be alarmed – mild and short-term redness is a normal reaction. Listen to your skin – you can reduce the duration, frequency, and amount of the product if you are worried about redness. 

Photographer: Caroline Sada