A is for Acne

Posted by Kirsty Morrison on

Acne is a widespread problem that affects notably teenagers, yet may continue into adult years. Excessive sebum production and clogged pores can lead to bacterial infection resulting in unsightly breakouts which can often be very painful. If unresolved, long term scars may ensue. Acne can hugely affect one's confidence, and is known to cause considerable lost days from school, higher education or work.

Many pharmaceutical medications target acne by arresting sebum production. Some take a long time to work and many can cause extreme mood swings. Ceasing sebum production does not lead to healthy skin. It becomes dry, flaky and can often lead to impaired barrier function of the skin. 

Gentle cleansing and exfoliation using a konjac sponge can be helpful. Generally this vegetable sponge which expands upon immersion in hot water can be purchased infused with activated charcoal. Lightly rubbing areas most affected by acne can help open pores and draw out impurities. This can leave the skin a little dry however, and the use of a good organic oil based facial serum is recommended afterwards. It might sound counter intuitive to use an oil based product on spotty skin, yet if a good quality one is found, it will in fact balance the sebum in the skin and nourish it, offering a healthy glow.

Konjac Sponges are available for sale in our artisan workshop or online and we'd suggest using either our antibacterial and anti inflammatory Budding Beauty Facial Serum, our antibacterial and anti inflammatory The Smoothie Face + Beard Oil or our antibacterial and Skin Cell Regenerating Velveteen Facial Serum to moisturise the skin after cleansing and exfoliating. Take two or three drops of the facial serum between clean palms, rub and inhale and press to the face. 

Konjac Sponge Cleanser and Exfoliator

Purchasing quality skincare for teenagers can be rather expensive yet we offer online purchases using Clearpay with four interest free payments. The daily cost of using the serum is approximately 50 p. Moving forward when you find a product working effectively - we offer 20% off RRP on refills and larger Spa Sizes may offer better value long term.

Browse our Organic Skincare Collection at the link below:-


I invite comments or questions so we can all keep learning more about targeting acne naturally and effectively. Drop me an email at shop@zingorganics.co.uk. - Kirsty, Founder, Zing Organics.





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