Treating acne with Au Natural
Using honey for medicinal and healing purposes dates from as far back as the 19th century. It was during this time that it was discovered that it was anti-bacterial and could help heal wounds. As well as having an anti-bacterial action, honey is known to stimulate the production of special cells that help to repair skin tissue that has been damaged by infection. Honey also contains anti-inflammatory properties that lessen inflammation and pain associated with an infected skin.
Honey helps to eliminate bad bacteria on the surface of the skin and grow good bacteria at the same time, constantly working towards skin repair and using the skin’s natural defence system to strengthen the skin.
Acne is often genetic or hormonal and breakouts start when sebum in hair follicles mix with dead skin cells and bacteria, and plug the skin’s pores leading to the formation of a comedone that will present as a whitehead or blackhead. As this comedone continues to grow, surrounding skin becomes inflamed. As bacterial activity and inflammation continue, we start to see a problem skin developing, at times this skin can develop into acne and cystic acne. The presence of pus will signify a bacterial infection.
Honey not only targets and kills the acne causing bacteria but also reduces the inflammation of the skin tissue surrounding the pores, while keeping the compromised skin moisturized. Thus, honey addresses the root cause of acne instead of just treating the symptoms.
Active 16+ Manuka Honey contained in the Au Natural products is scientifically known to have far stronger antibacterial properties than other types of honey. This is because in addition to the hydrogen peroxide responsible for the natural antibacterial properties of honey, Manuka Honey also contains significantly higher levels of methylglyoxal (MG), which is derived from another compound referred to as dihydroxyacetone. Manuka flower nectar (that the Manuka honey producing bees feed on) contains high levels of dihydroxyacetone. It is thought that there are additional compounds responsible for the strong antibacterial properties of Manuka Honey which in effect makes Manuka Honey acne treatments far more superior to that of other types of honey.
How can Au help with acne ? Our core philosophy is to strengthen the skin so that its own natural defence system can fight to heal itself. Treating your skin from within is also important, and at times an antibiotic from your GP or dermatologist may be required. Initially getting back to science and basics is really important, and a gentle cleanser with no harsh exfoliating is a good place to start. Being gentle with your skin and allowing it to heal will be the first step towards good skin health.
Au Natural Skinfood treats acne prone skins by restoring the skin’s natural balance. Sebum will be more controlled, as will redness and oil flow. A protective barrier will be created which will protect the skin from external damage. Au Natural Skinfood is a clinically proven science plus nature product line that is suitable for long and continued use, with no side effects and it will not make your skin sun intolerant.
Au Natural Recommends
Cleanse with Au’s, Remove Gentle Active 16+ Manuka Honey Cleanser (PH of 5.5 – Balance to settle and clean your skin, can be used on the eye area). Tone with Au’s Prepare Active 16+ Manuka Honey Skin Brightening Toner (this product will be the key to heal, protect and build your skin). Heal with Dr. Au Anti-Ageing Face Oil 1 with Harakeke Seed Oil and Retinol. Treat with Au’s Active 16+ Manuka Honey AM Day Serum.
Cleanse with Au’s Remove Gentle Active 16+ Manuka Honey Cleanser. Tone with Au’s Prepare Active 16+ Manuka Honey Skin Brightening Toner. Moisturise with Au’s Active 16+ Manuka Honey & Bee Venom PM Night Crème. Treat angry spots with Au’s Rotorua Mud Masque.
Once a week apply on affected areas for 30 minutes Au’s Rotorua Mud Masque