Trouble, What Trouble?

November 11, 2016

Trouble, What Trouble?

Here at Lulu & Boo we thought that we would put together a little (actually, it turned out to be quite long) blog on Teenage Skin, like we mentioned in last weeks ‘Souper’ blog, the cold weather is upon us and we feel it’s time to nourish and take care of our skin even more!

Like we said, this little bite of advice is a little longer than usual so go and grab yourself a cup of tea and jump right in.

Top Tips for Teenagers (or anyone with tricky skin):

A gentle, cleansing skincare regime is ideal for teenagers. For one thing, it isn’t harsh on delicate skin, but it also prepares the skin for the various hormonal changes that will occur.

Oily skin, blackheads and acne are more common among teenagers during puberty, when hormones cause skin to overproduce sebum. A pimple or spot is simply an infection caused by a pore clogged with sebum that has been invaded with bacteria! We know, we know, blast you sebum!

What can we do to help our skin?

Try to avoid touching your face with your fingers or leaning on your face, this can cause the bacteria to spread and can also cause the pores to become inflamed, irritated and infected again! A vicious little spot cycle!

We know it’s hard to resist a little popping but try to leave your skin alone. Picking and squeezing will only add to the spot cycle and can even cause scarring!

Be sure to avoid any product that has mineral oil, petroleum or chemicals in them. These will clog your pores and irritate your skin even more. Many acne products on the market are simply too harsh for sensitive skin! Using them can make the problems even worse. They can be far too drying for the skin and can actually strip the skin of its sebum, your skin then goes into overdrive trying to create more sebum, which then leads to further break outs.

Finally, try keeping your products natural and organic, you can restore your skin balance by avoiding the harsh chemicals found in many products. First be patient. It takes some time for your skin to balance. Allow yourself two to three months to regain healthy skin balance.

We have a special little range at Lulu & Boo that are ideal for teenage skin, bursting with natural, organic plant extracts that work in complete harmony with your skin.

We believe it’s all down to a routine, crack the routine with the right products and your skin will love you. Let’s start from the beginning!

 

Cleanse:

So gentle washing of the skin is super important, but remember that too much washing can irritate spots and pimples, it’s really all about finding that balance. Wash your face and neck twice a day - morning and evening with warm water, never hot, as using hot water can irritate your acne and lead to increased inflammation.

Have a look at our Nettle and Lemon Tea -Tree Cleansing Gel, this is a gentle yet thorough wash-off cleansing gel that cleans deep into your pores, which removes dirt and make-up without making your skin feel tight and dry. Hurrah!

Want to know a little more about it’s organic ingredients? Then read on!

  • Yarrow Extract ~ is valued for its cleansing, toning, anti-inflammatory, soothing and healing properties.
  • Aloe vera ~ has a cooling, soothing and calming effect to the skin. It is antibacterial, antiseptic and has anti-fungal properties.
  • Witch Hazel Extract ~ A natural astringent, with anti-inflammatory properties. It tones the skin and reduces puffiness.
  • Propolis Extract ~ Propolis is probably best known for its antibiotic properties. It is a unique natural medicine. It has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Nettle Extract ~ This herb is high in nutrients. Its properties are Astringent, stimulating and deep cleansing for oily skin. It also contains sulphur that gives anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-seborrhoea protection.
  • Rosemary Essential Oil ~ balances sebum production in oily skin. Has excellent astringent action, tightens pores, smooth’s out irregularities.

 

Tone:

Toning the skin after washing helps to close the pores, which helps to reduce the amount of bacteria that can enter them. All Lulu & Boo's Facial Toners contain powerful active elements that ensure real results; they will naturally tone, balance and heal, which enhances your skin's complexion.

Why don't you try our refreshing Lavender and Lemon Toning Mist, with natural organic extracts of healing Witch Hazel and soothing Aloe Vera. It also has the added benefits of Organic Lavender, Rosemary, Melissa and Lemon Herbal waters, which are all rich in anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Again, here is each ingredient broken down for you:

  • Aloe vera ~ has a cooling, soothing and calming effect to the skin. It is antibacterial, antiseptic and has anti-fungal properties.
  • Witch Hazel Extract ~ a natural astringent, with anti-inflammatory properties. It tones the skin and reduces puffiness.
  • Melissa Extract ~ has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, soothing and toning properties.
  • Lemon Essential Oil ~ has antiseptic, astringent properties, making it ideal for oily skin. Excellent for adding radiance to a dulling skin.
  • Lavender Water ~ naturally antiseptic and anti-fungal. It promotes rapid healing, and helps to prevent scar tissue.
  • Rosemary Water ~ balances sebum production in oily skin. Has excellent astringent action, tightens pores, smooth’s out irregularities.

 

Let’s move over to Moisturise:

It may seem odd adding even more moisture to an oily face, but even oily skin needs moisture. Have a look at our Safflower and Nettle Face Cream, it’s a lightweight moisturiser with cleansing Nettle, calming Aloe Vera and and the gem that is Witch Hazel!

 

It contains:

  • Bitter Orange Essential Oil ~ Has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent properties, making it useful for treating oily congested skin.
  • Grapefruit Essential Oil ~ Is cleansing, cooling, antiseptic and astringent, making it useful for treating oily or congested skin.
  • Witch Hazel Extract ~ A natural astringent, with anti-inflammatory properties. It tones the skin and reduces puffiness.
  • Aloe vera ~ has a cooling, soothing and calming effect to the skin. It is antibacterial, antiseptic and has anti-fungal properties.
  • Rosehip Oil ~ contains high levels of Trans-Retinoic Acid(vitamin A), C and E and is an excellent source of essential fatty acids, particularly omega 3. Making it a fantastic healing oil and great for acne and problematic skin. Scientific studies show Rosehip Oil can improve the appearance scars and sun damage.

 

Topical Spot Treatment:

Now if you need a little extra helping hand with those stubborn little blighters that love you so much they don’t want to leave, then have a look at our Echinacea & Tea-Tree Gel.

Each pump of goodness is packed with a healing and soothing antiseptic gel, and is full of bacteria fighting organic ingredients. Again, this product is also full of natural and effective plant based powers.

The gel can be used as a topical treatment or even as an all-in-one moisturiser and treatment for severe acne and problematic skin and because it contains Rosehip Extract and Glycerine, it will add moisture to the skin without being too heavy

Why is it so good?

  • Chamomile Extract ~ used for its skin soothing and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Echinacea Extract ~ is antibacterial, inhibits the spread of local infections, promotes the healing of wounds that are slow to heal.
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil ~ it is highly antiseptic, anti-viral and anti-fungal.
  • Aloe vera ~ has a cooling, soothing and calming effect to the skin. It is antibacterial, antiseptic and has anti-fungal properties.
  • Lavender Essential Oil ~ naturally antiseptic and anti-fungal. It promotes rapid healing, and helps to prevent scar tissue.
  • Witch Hazel Extract ~ natural astringent, with anti-inflammatory properties. It tones the skin and reduces puffiness.
  • Rosehip Extract ~ contains high levels of Trans-Retinoic Acid(vitamin A), C and E and is an excellent source of essential fatty acids, particularly omega 3. Making it a fantastic healing oil and great for acne and problematic skin. Scientific studies show Rosehip Oil can improve the appearance scars and sun damage.

 

What about a Deep Cleansing Mask?

You can even use a mask once or twice a week, they allow a more concentrated infusion of active ingredients, which not only gives your skin a nice glow, but can help other products work more effectively. An all round winner!

Our Seaweed Purifying Mask is a deeply purifying natural and organic mask that detoxifies and brightens the complexion.

It contains:

  • Organic Seaweed ~ helps to oxygenate, tone and revitalise the skin.
  • Papaya and Apple extracts ~ naturally contain alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), which help to loosen and remove dead skin cells.
  • Green Clay ~ rich in minerals and active enzymes, stimulate the skin’s circulation and helps to draw out toxins and impurities.
  • Propolis Extract ~ known for its natural antibiotic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.

We know, a lot of information to absorb in one sitting but like we said once you have that routine down everything else will follow! Please leave us a comment or send an email if you have any other questions, queries or if you just simply want to say a hello! We love hearing from you all!




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