The real question we must answer first is, what is acne? Acne is the occurrence of inflamed or infected sebaceous glands in the skin; in particular, a condition characterized by red pimples on the face, prevalent chiefly among teenagers. The first key word phrase in that definition is inflamed or infected sebaceous glands. The words in the definition will help us to identify a remedy to treat the acne.
To get to the root of the problem we must treat the sebaceous glands first. The sebaceous gland is a small gland in the skin which secretes a lubricating oily matter (sebum) into the hair follicles to lubricate the skin and hair. There is the problem. With the sebaceous gland being infected or inflamed, this causes it not to secrete sebum into the skin which would prevent the acne.
I wanted to give you the back story on acne first, so we can not only offer you soaps for the acne, but educate at the same time. Here are our top 3 soaps that will treat your acne.
Tea Tree & Tea Turmeric
Our Tea Tree & Turmeric is by far our top recommended soap for acne. We call it the medicinal bar because of the tea tree essential oil that is in it. Tea Tree oil contains terpinen-4-ol which has antimicrobial properties. When applied to the skin it destroys the skin inflaming bacteria which causes acne. Not to mention that it also has antiseptic and anti fungal properties which prevent acne. The biggest thing tea tree does is that it deeply penetrates the skin unblocking the sebaceous glands!
Let's not forget about the turmeric. Turmeric contains an important ingredient called curcumin which gives turmeric it's yellow color. It is responsible for giving turmeric its antiseptic, anti-cancer, anti-viral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and even pain-relieving properties. All of these properties will greatly reduce your acne if not get rid of it all together.
Rosemary & Lavender
Again let's remember that one of the main reasons for the acne is the inflammation of the sebaceous glands, so this why we recommend the Rosemary & Lavender soap. Rosemary essential oil will greatly impact the inflammation that is going on. Paired with lavender essential oil which has anti microbial properties to treat acne, this soap will make you feel confident and relaxed knowing that it is healing with every use.
Lemongrass & Patchouli
Last but not least, the Lemongrass & Patchouli, my absolute favorite bar. What makes the Lemongrass & Patchouli soap a top bar to treat acne is the lemongrass essential oil. Lemongrass has antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties. And just like it's cousin the lemon, it also has anti septic properties as well.