4 Products to Use to Prevent Acne

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It's commonly believed that your skin is a direct reflection of your general health. Dull, dry skin? You might be dehydrated. Acne? You may have gut or liver issues.

Along with what you put on your skin, what you are putting IN your body can impact how severe your acne is. In this article, we will go over causes of acne, four products that can help reduce acne and improve skin health, and more tips on preventing future acne flare-ups.

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Causes of Acne

Acne develops when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Several factors contribute to this:

  1. Toxins: Toxins from your environment can affect your skin health. Toxins impact you in many ways, one of those being that they make it so your liver can’t detox as effectively as it is supposed to. When these toxins build up, acne can appear.
  2. Hormonal Changes: Hormonal fluctuations, especially during puberty, pregnancy, and menstruation, can increase oil production leading to acne.
  3. Excess Oil Production: Sebaceous glands produce an oily substance called sebum. When these glands produce too much sebum, it can clog pores and contribute to acne.
  4. Bacteria: The skin bacterium Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) plays a role in acne development. It thrives in clogged pores and contributes to inflammation.
  5. Inflammation: Inflammatory responses in the skin can worsen acne. Factors such as stress, diet, and certain medications can trigger inflammation.
  6. Certain Foods: High-glycemic-index carbs, like white bread and sugary snacks, certain dairy products, and foods rich in saturated fats, can contribute to acne breakouts in some individuals. 
  7. Stress: Stress can trigger hormonal changes in the body, leading to increased oil production and inflammation in the skin. 

4 Products to Use to Prevent Acne

Liver Complex

The liver has many functions, but one of the most important is detoxification. Acne can result from poor liver function because the liver's ability to detox excess hormones (like estrogen) is diminished. 

Here’s how the ingredients in our Liver Complex can help with acne:

  • B vitamins can help with detoxification
  • Milk thistle and dandelion root can help stimulate bile production and flow
  • Betaine Anhydrous can help with metabolic processes and general liver health

How to use it: Take 2-3 capsules of the Liver Complex Supplement any time of the day.

Probiotic Complex

Good bacteria live in our digestive tracts where they support the growth of your microbiome. This in turn helps your body absorb nutrients that are beneficial to your skin. 

Researchers have stated that: "intestinal microbes have significant effects on acne." 

The Just Ingredients Pre/Pro/Postbiotic is unique because it contains a postbiotic (many probiotics on the market don’t include these). This includes short-chain fatty acids, peptides, and other molecules that actually help repair and heal the gut lining.

Here’s what Tessa (verified buyer) had to say about our Probiotics:

I struggle with acne/rosacea that was not improving by all the diet/lifestyle/topical changes I’ve tried for several years. I’ve been taking this daily for 2 weeks and I’m amazed by the improvements I’ve seen with my acne clearing up and less redness flare-ups. I’m also feeling better overall and can 100% attribute it to this supplement as it’s the only new thing I’ve added into my routine.”

How to use it: Mix probiotic complex in water with frother. Enjoy!

Colloidal Silver

"...silver can lower levels of acne-causing bacteria on the skin that promote inflammation and pimples," (Dr. Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital). 

Colloidal Silver is an antimicrobial (a substance that kills microorganisms such as bacteria or mold). Since acne is often bacterial. Colloidal Silver is effective in killing the bad bacteria for clearer skin. Just Ingredients Colloidal Silver is made using SilverSol Technology® which flushes out of the system in 24 hours and has a coating that prevents it from attaching to minerals in the body.

Here’s what Harmony (verified buyer) had to say about our Colloidal Silver: 

I LOVE this silver. It is the best of the best out there and so safe to use for everything practically! I use this on my face every night after my skincare routine as like a toner. And since it kills all the bad bacteria it is great for not developing acne from that. I also have used it for burns, cuts, bug bites, sore throat, a UTI, and athlete's foot on my husband. It is truly the best. Can't say enough amazing things about Karalynne's colloidal silver!”

How to Use It: There are many uses for colloidal silver, but to help with acne, you can simply spray the silver directly onto your face.

Face Serum

Our Face Serum is often referred to as liquid gold for a reason. Here’s why:

  • Jojoba oil has such a tiny molecular structure that it can penetrate all the layers of the skin and heal from within
  • The frankincense helps repair the skin cells 
  • It contains vitamins E, B5 and is anti-inflammatory. It is like food for your skin!

Here’s what Tori (verified buyer) had to say about our Face Serum:

When I tell you this stuff changed my life… this serum is by far the greatest product I have. It is one of the only things I put on my face. I struggled with acne + dry skin but this solved each of those problems.”

How to Use It: After you wash your face, rub a few drops of face serum on your face.

More Tips on Preventing Future Acne Flare-Ups

Adding a Liver Complex supplement into your routine, taking a probiotic, using high-quality skincare products, and colloidal silver are excellent options for preventing acne. Along with that, here are some other things to do/avoid to prevent future acne flare ups.

  1. Maintain a Consistent Skincare Routine: Cleanse your face with a gentle, non-comedogenic cleanser to remove dirt, oil, and makeup. I also love using the Just Ingredients Face Serum as an oil cleanser. Use a few drops of the serum, then rinse off with water on a microfiber towel.
  2. Avoid Harsh Products and Over-Cleansing: Limit washing your face to twice a day, as over-cleansing can strip your skin of its natural oils and lead to increased oil production.
  3. Choose Your Skincare Products Wisely: Many skincare products on the market contain parabens, Phthalates, Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde-releasers, synthetic fragrances, Oxybenzone, or other ingredients that can be harmful to you. When selecting products, make sure you are reading the label before adding something to your cart.
  4. Manage Stress: Practice stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, yoga, or regular exercise to help manage stress levels, which can contribute to acne flare-ups. Our Adrenal Complex can also be effective in reducing stress levels by reducing cortisol.

  5. Follow a Healthy Diet: Eat a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, and limit your intake of high-glycemic carbohydrates.
  6. Avoid Touching Your Face: Avoid touching your face with dirty hands, as this can transfer bacteria and oil to your skin.
  7. Regularly Wash Pillowcases and Bedding: Change pillowcases and sheets regularly to prevent buildup of oil, dirt, and bacteria that can contribute to acne.
  8. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated and support overall skin health. If you aren’t drinking enough water (hint, you may not be), consider adding electrolytes to your water. 
  9. Consult a Dermatologist: If you have persistent or severe acne, consult a dermatologist for personalized advice and treatment options.

By incorporating these habits into your daily routine, you can help prevent acne flare-ups and maintain clearer, healthier skin over time.

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