Know your skin

Know Your skin

Want To Manage Sebum Production? Try Basil for Acne

Basil being a natural antiseptic is said to help in clearing up clogged pores and remove dead skin cells. In this blog we will discuss how Basil can help fight acne.

Sebum might be the one substance your skin produces that you might have a love-hate relationship with. You hate it when an excess of it leads to those painful breakouts, but you long for it if your skin feels as dry as the Sahara desert.

So, how do you manage a problem like the overproduction of sebum without totally destroying your skin’s natural barrier? The answer is Basil.

Basil might be the blessed ingredient that your skincare routine might be longing for! It has been used since ancient times, and one of the herb’s most prominent roles has been its antioxidants and antibacterial properties that can help you manage sebum and tackle your acne problem.

When it comes to acne, excess sebum produced by your glands makes it even more likely for the bacteria to get trapped with dirt and dead skin cells that clog your pores. As it has antibacterial properties, basil can tackle the trapped bacteria without being abrasive on your pores. Of course, this herb alone cannot cure your acne, but it’s a boon when it comes to natural ingredients that actually work around the excess sebum production.

Using basil as an ingredient for acne treatment comes in many forms.

  • Some use the oil extracts of the herb

  • Some use juice made from crushed basil leaves to combat their acne.

As the herb has been used ever since ancient times and has its roots in Ayurveda, it is a useful ingredient in a lot of cosmetic and skin care products. Therefore, it makes sense as to why a lot of skin care products and cleansers have basil as one of their ingredients. Its extract helps you fight dryness of the skin, which a lot of synthetic, chemical products fail to tackle. Other functions include its effectiveness when it comes to fighting bacteria, fungi and reducing signs of ageing on your skin. 

One such cleanser that has basil as a base ingredient, is AcneStar. Besides basil, AcneStar consists of other natural ingredients like Aloe Vera and Calendula Chamomile, making it the perfect blend of natural and scientific ingredients.

Although it is a time-consuming process, with patience, trust and the right products, you too can fight your acne and manage your skin’s sebum production.


Categories: ACNE

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