12 possible acne cures in your kitchen cupboard

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Everyone who has acne dreams of a fast and cheap cure or remedy. Rumour has it that some of these things in your kitchen cupboards might just do the trick. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if any of them worked? Ask around – just about everyone has an acne cure that is cheap and effective up […]

Prescription medication for the treatment of acne

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There are two types of prescription medication for the treatment of acne: topical treatments, which are applied directly to the affected skin, and oral medication, which is usually taken in tablet form. For the treatment of mild acne, most people will start off with over-the-counter products, which, when used correctly, are safe for just about […]

Over-the-counter products for the treatment of acne

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Most people try over-the-counter products initially when acne becomes a problem for the first time. These products do not need a prescription from a doctor, and can be bought at a pharmacy or supermarket, or from a health store. These are mostly topical treatments, which means you put them directly onto the problem area of […]

The treatment of Acne

Acne comes in all shapes and sizes: it can range from small blackheads to painful nodules and cysts. The severity of the outbreak, to a large extent, determines the choice of treatment, which can range from mild over-the counter (OTC) treatments to prescriptions from a skin specialist.

Prebiotics, clear acne naturally

Prebiotics, the secret ingredient that makes our acne treatment so gentle on your skin. Some say it’s mystical, others say it’s a coincidence, but it ultimately boils down to science. Growing research suggests that skincare products with prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics help get healthy microbes back into balance. A balanced microbiome may help reduce eczema, […]

Acne – mild to severe, and everything in between

It is safe to say that at some stage of their lives, acne is a reality to most people. It’s just quite simply part of being human, but that is difficult to remember or accept when a nasty pimple appears on your chin the day before your wedding, or your Matric dance. Even models, or […]

When using products that target acne, why does my skin get worse? 

Patience is the key ingredient when it comes to your acne healing! Have you heard of the saying, “Things get worse before they get better?” This applies to acne too. Healing takes time, patience, and self-constraint. We want to help acne warriors who have tried everything but haven’t reached healing yet. In this article, we’ll […]

Is Skin Positivity Enough? Acne healing and the mindset that follows.

The Acne.org.za family is here to help bring freedom to South Africans fighting acne. With the harsh realities that acne warriors face, we believe there is more to acne healing than just what you place on your skin. We believe in a minimal skincare routine, focusing on scientifically approved products, and a freedom mindset towards […]

Dark Spots – Acne and Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is known as stress spots in the acne.org.za family. These are scars present on your skin as a result of acne. They form either from nodules or picking at your pimples, leading to trauma on the skin. No matter how your stress spots form, they are unpleasant. They can lead to insecurities about yourself.  […]

Understanding Glycolic Acid – An Acne Preventative and Maintainer

This article addresses common problems people face with Glycolic Acid and ways to introduce your skin to it. We, at ACNE.ORG.ZA, have seen the beauty industry mislead women for years by saying that perfect skin is achievable. What is perfect exactly? We believe you are beautiful as you are, and that doesn’t mean having to […]

Skin irritable and under attack? Meet the skin hero

As a company, we pride ourselves in not only being at the peak of skincare innovation but also care about our clients on a personal level. Over the past few months, we’ve had a number of care consultations with clients, these intimate one-on-one’s are where we get to know the people using our products.  We […]

How to find out if your acne trigger is hormonal?

If you are looking to understand hormonal acne at its cause, read our hormonal blog that specifies when hormones cause acne.  If you have read my other blog posts or are part of our email thread, I often speak to clients who have acne relapses. My advice is to find the trigger with an acne […]

How to support teens who have acne

We know that supporting your children in their journey to healthy skin can be tough. In fact, we’re a local company that was inspired by parents wanting to help their children through this uncomfortable season. The parents in our acne.org.za community are also supportive of one another and often share what they’ve learned in helping […]

Understanding how you handle your acne can edify the state of your mind

Being in the skin industry has made me aware of how little control we have over our skin. Right from when we are young and dealing with pimples, up until we are much older and dealing with ageing. A saying I live by and often bring into my consultations are,  “You have your skin for […]

A Brief Look into Acne Exposome

Over the past three years, I have come across many frustrated acne survivors. People who have tried everything with few results, and I realise that journey has been very tough.   I would like to encourage you.  Acne is not the same for everyone. For some, acne heals fast and for others, it takes years. Everyone […]

The relationship between stress and acne- Part 1

Dear ACNE.ORG.ZA family I recently had a stressful week and thought of all of you, and wondered how you deal with stress?I have found when speaking to people who suffer from skin problems, they often say, I have had a stressfulweek, and I am breaking out. Many people find that their skin problems get worse during […]