On the other hand, if you’re a shower sort of person you could try out our Shower Cream which will cleanse and relax and flush out toxins ( so perfect if you’ve just been to the gym). It doesn’t dry out the skin either and again could help soothe skin problems.
People with skin conditions have reported very good results after using our Dead Sea products – particularly those with eczema and psoriasis – so our products don’t just clean your skin naturally (and without using any animal fats) but as a by-product you may also notice that your skin improves dramatically.
Our Black Mud Mask soap is another multi-tasking product. Forget having to have a cleanser for your face in the shower and another for your body. Use our Black Mud Mask soap all over your skin – it has a cumulatively beneficial effect reducing acne, eczema and psoriasis symptoms. Although of course you don’t have to suffer from any of these to appreciate the results it brings.
Many users like to lather it up and leave on their face for a minute or so, letting it as a face pack.
Try our products and you may discover that you don’t need to cram your bathroom shelves quite so full after all. One product, like our Black Mud Mask soap, will cleanse and detoxify your skin beautifully.
There’s a lot of advice out there on how to treat acne. Some of it is good, some of it is a waste of time.
Here’s a list of 10 acne myths you needn’t take any notice of.
1. Scrubbing your skin with a deep cleanser daily will help to lift impurities and reduce acne. Not true. In fact, over stimulating the skin with harsh scrubs and brushes can actually make acne worse and may cause pimples to become infected. Instead use a gentle cleanser to clean the skin – like our Black Mud Mask soap – which won’t dry out the skin’s surface.
2. Steam baths and saunas will help acne. No they won’t. You’ll sweat certainly, but this won’t have a beneficial effect on your pores and won’t ‘unclog’ them.
3. Acne is something you have to put up with. No it’s not. There are some very effective medical treatments. If your acne is really getting you down, talk to your doctor who may refer you to a dermatologist. Severe acne can cause scarring – have it treated early and this could be avoided.
4. Fatty foods cause acne. A good diet is essential for your general well-being but indulging in pizza, chocolate, crisps from time to time won’t make an acne problem worse.
5. Acne can be caught by skin contact. No – it’s not infectious.
6. Acne only affects teenagers. Unfortunately acne can break out on skin at different ages – particularly at times of hormonal surges – like during the menopause.
7. Don’t use a moisturiser on skin affected by acne or you’ll make the problem worse. In fact, skin affected by acne can feel dry and uncomfortable, so after cleansing it’s important to moisturise to reduce flaking and a tight feeling. Choose a noncomdogenic moisturiser instead (and on your body you might like to try our Dead Sea Natural Mineral Body Lotion). Our Natural Mineral Facial Wash can also help cleanse the skin without leaving it feeling tight.
8. Wearing too much make up can cause spots. In fact, wearing a concealer could help acne sufferers feel more confident. Make-up won’t make acne worse but it needs to be cleaned off properly before bed and always apply make up with clean hands to reduce the spread of bacteria.
9. Toothpaste applied to a spot will dry it out. There’s nothing in toothpaste that will help to clear up spots – leave it just for cleaning your teeth!
10. Squeeze spots to get rid of acne. Squeezing can actually prolong the appearance of a spot and risk skin scarring. Leave a spot alone, apply a topical treatment (which you can buy over the counter) and a concealer if you feel self conscious about it.
There’s no two ways about it, acne can be a real blight.
It generally rears its ugly head during puberty – when to be honest, teenagers have quite enough other things to be thinking about rather than getting zits. Stuff like making GCSE choices, studying, friendships, relationships, sports …
Having regular skin breakouts can result in a real confidence crisis. And acne isn’t just confined to teenagers either – it can also appear in adults at times of hormonal changes like the menopause.
Nowadays there are loads of acne treatments available – creams, lotions, facial washes – and in extreme cases a GP might prescribe a course of medication.
But what can you do to lessen the symptoms of acne and help yourself to make breakouts of spots and pimples less regular? Keep those zits under control?
First of all, carry on living a healthy lifestyle
Get plenty of fresh fruit, exercise (outside if possible), sleep and try not to get too stressed. Exercise and meditation can cause real alleviation of stress symptoms, so think about activities you enjoy that you will stick to.
Change your pillowcase daily to stop bacteria multiplying. Drink plenty of water.
What about skincare that will help spots and pimples?
There are a lot of acne products out there which claim to eliminate blackheads, spots, banish redness and give you a cure.
Well, some may work but many are very harsh on the skin and can create a whole different set of problems and even spark up an allergic reaction.
It’s best to start off taking things gently. Use natural products with a minimum of additives (like perfume). Cleansers that clean the skin effectively without draining out all the natural oils the dermis needs to stay healthy.
It might seem odd to use soap on your face – but many acne sufferers have tried our Black Mud Mask Soap and reported that it has made a real difference to reducing breakouts of spots.
You can use it as a face wash – or as a mask (in which case leave it on your face for a minute or so to allow the natural minerals to sink into your pores).
And of course, its use isn’t just restricted to your face. You can use it all over your body, particularly on areas prone to acne like backs and chests.
Because it contains only natural ingredients, it is sls free and contains no parabens, so you know that there are no unpleasant chemicals with potential side effects lurking. And it’s also suitable for vegans.
OK magazine said our products “help skin complaints, such as eczema, psoriasis and acne, as well as stimulating the blood circulation and cell rejuvenation.”
But perhaps you shouldn’t just take our word for it. Why not buy a bar of Black Mud Mask soap and see what a difference it could make to your skin?
A bar will last you a good few weeks. You won’t see results overnight – the soap has a build-up effect, but within a few days you may well be delighted with the positive effective it has on your acne problems.
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