Fighting Acne: Why Natural is Better than Synthetic

Naturopathica Founder and CEO Barbara Close on Skin Care

The ingredients in acne wash might make breakouts worse. Many mainstream acne treatments use harsh chemical like Benzoyl Peroxide and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate to treat breakouts. However, these ingredients not only dehydrate the skin, but increase irritation.

As important as it is to treat breakouts, it's equally important to calm inflammation. Here's where natural, sulfate-free cleansers and acne regimes can be more effective than synethic products.

Naturopathica Founder and CEO Barbara Close says, "Harsh, irritating ingredients actually worsen the skin's condition - making it more prone to inflammation and breakouts. We've developed our cleansers - such as our Aloe Cleansing Gel - so that they are not only free of irritants, but also include ingredients that soothe inflammation."

Acne is caused by excess oil production, increased hormone production in teens and during pregnancy and menopause, as well as diet and lifestyle factors. Beyond irritating skin care ingredients, some ingredients in food and drinks can trigger inflammation. Lowering sugar, caffeine and high saturated fats intake can help reduce breakouts.

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About Barbara Close:
Naturopathica Founder Barbara Close is a clinical esthetician, herbalist, aromatherapist, massage therapist, and author. She founded Naturopathica Holistic Health healing arts center in East Hampton in 1995 and has become a go-to expert on holistic health, natural beauty, and wellbeing rituals.

About Naturopathica:
At Naturopathica, we live and breathe a better beautyT. For 15 years, Naturopathica has evolved as the expert source for natural solutions by integrating centuries-old traditions from around the globe with the latest breakthroughs in science. Our innovative products, certified by ECOCERT, acknowledge our commitment to sustainability and our respect for the wisdom of nature. We were one of the first brands to take a holistic approach and emphasize how diet, herbal remedies, and mind/body techniques enhance beauty from the inside out. Learn more about our natural and organic skin care solutions at: