Looking for a natural way to keep your skin free from breakouts this summer? There are many natural ingredients to consider as part of your own herbal face cleanser recipe for summer skin breakouts.
Why Aloe Vera Extract is Great
Topical application of aloe vera extract is best known for its ability to heal burns, both from cooking accidents and the sun. Clinical research suggests that topical application of an aloe-based gel twice daily (along with medical soap and tretinoin gel) may also improve acne. In short, aloe vera is an excellent natural choice for your summer skin arsenal.
Along with aloe vera extract, try making an oil-based cleanser by following along below.
Recipe for Summer Skin Breakouts
To tackle summer skin breakouts with natural ingredients, try this recipe, and feel free to use it as a jumping off point to feature your favorite oils and herbs.
First, choose a carrier oil, like jojoba oil, hemp seed oil, or sunflower seed oil. Remember, even if you have oily skin, it’s still okay to use cleansing oils as part of your facial care routine (it’s just important to choose the right oil).
Oils like jojoba oil help clean off not only makeup, but also can clear pore-clogging sebum and blackheads. Research has shown that sunflower seed oil preserves the skin barrier’s integrity, while still improving hydration.
Next, simply add a few drops of your preferred essential oil (or a combination of a few essential oils) to your carrier oil depending on the particular skin issue you are trying to address. Try some of the following essential oils or herbs.
- Lavender essential oil – Lavender’s antioxidant, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties make it a great natural tool to help soothe irritated skin.
- Tea tree oil – Many turn to tea tree oil to help fight acne and breakouts. That’s because not only does tea tree oil have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, but it tends to cause less overdrying or irritation than other acne-fighting products or ingredients, such as benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid
- Elderberry fruit extract – Research suggests that elderberry fruit has the ability to alleviate skin damage caused by UV rays, as well as supporting the skin in collagen production.
- Marshmallow root extract – Marshmallow root extract has been found to significantly reduce UVA-induced DNA damage and to provide topical relief for cracked or painful skin
If you aren’t ready to make your own herbal face cleanser, you can shop for quality skin care products from Miessence and 100% Pure.
Blemish Gel – Miessence
Blemish Gel from Miessence is a natural and organic blemish treatment that contains organic herbs and organic essential oils for acne prone skin. Blemish Gel’s potent blend of healing and calming herbs and flowers include purifying thyme, healing plantain, clarifying echinacea and soothing marshmallow root, as well as aloe vera leaf juice, sage extract, rosemary extract, plantain extract, tea tree essential oil, witch hazel extract, hops extract, organic lavender, and many more.
Purifying Cleanser – Miessence
Purifying Cleanser from Miessence is a gentle, thorough cleanser made to leave your skin feeling soft, clean and fresh. With certified organic ingredients such as aloe vera and sunflower seed oil, as well as yucca schidigera extract, radish root ferment filtrate, elderberry fruit extract, organic lemon essential oil, organic peppermint essential oil, organic burdock extract, organic echinacea purpurea flower extract, organic nettle extract, organic plantain extract, and organic witch hazel leaf extract. Together, this formula is designed to cleanse and purify your skin naturally and leave your skin feeling soft, clean and fresh.
Purifying Moisturizer – Miessence
Purifying Moisturizer from Miessence helps hydrate your skin naturally and gently. Perfectly designed for oily or problematic skin, this light moisturizing lotion is made with organic extracts known to help inflamed complexions, such as aloe vera leaf juice, jojoba seed oil, sunflower seed oil, rosehip seed oil, shea fruit butter, lavender essential oil, elderberry fruit extract, rosemary leaf CO2 extract, marshmallow extract, and more.
Tea Tree & Willow Clarifying Cleanser – 100% Pure
Tea Tree & Willow Clarifying Cleanser from 100% Pure is a Certified Organic plant-based cleanser ideal for washing away excess oil, makeup, impurities, and bacteria that clog pores and cause acne breakouts. With ingredients such as lemon water, organic tea tree, organic willow, organic Japanese Honeysuckle Flower extract, organic algae, organic rosemary, organic willow, organic neem, organic turmeric, and more, Tea Tree & Willow Clarifying Cleanser helps support a soothed, refreshed complexion not only for those with acne-prone skin, but for all skin types.
What’s your go-to herbal face cleanser recipe for summer skin breakouts?