Combination Skin, Oily Skin, Pimples – what to do!

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Puberty brings about such increases in hormonal activity that most pre-teens and teens are likely to experience acne or pimples. The liver has to metabolise the increased hormonal activity and one of the skin’s many functions is as an organ of elimination, pimples are the result. Pores open to cope with the additional oil production. Even if this situation calms somewhat over time it’s likely that monthly pimples will go on through 20’s and 30’s. Hormonal acne often also features in pregnancy, post natal and menopause and also there’s cosmetic acne caused by petrochemical based occlusive make-up products. Cosmetic brushes and sponges hygiene is important too.

Your Daily Ritual
for Oily Skin, prone to pimples or acne

Morning:
1. Cleansing Cream
2. Clarifying Toner
3. Normalising Day Oil
4. Pure Care Cover Stick

Evening:
1. Cleansing Milk
2. Clarifying Toner

Your Daily Ritual
for Combination Skin, oily t-zone, dry/normal cheeks, occasional break-outs

Morning:
1. Cleansing Cream
2. Clarifying Toner
3. Melissa Day Cream
4. Pure Care Cover Stick

Evening:
1. Cleansing Milk
2. Clarifying Toner

Click on play button for our Morning Ritual how to video
Click on play button for our Morning Ritual how to video

Morning Products:

Cleansing Cream
Our morning deep cleansing product with almond meal that binds particularly well to the night time elimination activities of the skin, yet respects the pH of the skin. The slightly acidic environment of a healthy skin is your protection against bacteria. Cleansing Cream is a first priority product.

Use: Place a large pea size of product in the palm of one hand, moisten with a little water to make and emulsion, not a paste, and with the palms of both hands ‘press and roll’ into the skin, see our above video.  No scrubbing, way too harsh for skin that has to last you a life time.

Cleansing Tip
Cleansing Tip

Clarifying Toner
A hydrating treatment product with active botanicals, contains antibacterial Echinacea and anti-inflammatory Daisy. Perfect ‘after shave’ preparation for guys too!

Use: Just close eyes and mist directly onto skin. This is not a conventional toner that you use with cotton pads.

Normalising Day Oil
With this product we are incorporating homeopathic guidelines, ‘like treats like’ – an oil for an oily skin! Seriously, it calms and regulates oil production, whereas harsh stripping type products just make for more oil production as the skin compensates. Don’t look for that ‘squeaky clean feel’, that means the pH of the skin has been disrupted. NDO regulates oil production and heals with Wild Carrot extract, a rich source of pro- Vitamin A. Plethora of anti-oxidants in a bottle.

Formulation: Apricot Kernel, Almond and Wheat germ oils balance the skin’s natural oil content, while Anthyllis and Carrot extracts calm the skin. Neem, St. John’s wort and Calendula extracts combine to visibly minimise redness and help maintain a healthy, radiant complexion.

Use: Only 3 drops are required on the palm of the hand, warm between the palms of the hands then press into skin still moist with Toner. One bottle will last you ages.

Melissa Day Cream

Melissa Day Cream balances and effectively cares for combination skin. Oily areas are calmed, dry patches are hydrated, the appearance of redness is reduced, and shine is controlled for a balanced, radiant complexion. The medicinal herb Melissa (Lemon Balm) has a fresh and ‘lemony’ aroma that’s wonderfully uplifting.

Formulation: Extracts of Melissa, Daisy, Anthyllis, Witch Hazel and Carrot soothe, working to balance the skin’s natural oil and water content. Tapioca starch provides an even, matte appearance.

Use: Warm around a large pea size of product between the palms of the hands and apply to skin still moist from Toner from the centre of the face, in an outwards direction.  We always work in the direction of lymph flow.

Extra Oily T-Zone Tip:
Apply Normalising Day Oil to the T-zone area, then follow with Melissa Day Cream 

Pure Care Cover Stick
Our incredible pimple treatment product that conceals as well and works in a speedy manner. Contains just the right amount of Tea Tree and Manuka for their anti-bacterial properties, Tapioca Starch to absorb the ‘yucky stuff’, for want of a better word. The quicker a pimple is healed the less likelihood of lifelong scarring.

✓ Covers spots and blemishes effectively.
✓ Antibacterial formula clarifies and harmonises the skin.
✓ Natural waxes help to prevent dryness.
✓ Anthyllis and Calendula assist the skin’s healing processes.
✓ Available in 3 shades

Use:
❤ Use at the first signs of a pimple
❤ Apply to the affected area and blend into the skin
❤ May be applied several times per day if necessary
❤ Follow with Translucent Make-up and Translucent Face Powder to give a flawless finish.  Alternatively use your Normalising Day Oil and/or Melissa Day Cream mixed with Translucent Bronze Concentrate.  Translucent Bronze Concentrate helps to even skin tone.

Dr. Hauschka Oily Skin Care Kit: Cleansing Cream, Clarifying Toner, Normalising Day Oil, Facial Steam Bath, Cleansing Clay Mask & Rejuvenating Mask. RRP $47
Dr. Hauschka Oily Skin Care Kit: Cleansing Cream, Clarifying Toner, Normalising Day Oil, Facial Steam Bath, Cleansing Clay Mask & Rejuvenating Mask. RRP $47

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Evening Products:

Cleansing Milk
Clarifying Toner

Note: We don’t use any oil or cream based products on our skin during the night, this is the time that your skin will do most of it’s elimination work, and this natural process needs to function unimpeded.

Night creams impede your skin's natural elimination processes during the night.
Night creams impede your skin’s natural elimination processes during the night.

Extra Care for Acne, Blemishes or a Combination Skin
These extras do make all the difference!

Once a week complete a Facial Steam Bath and Cleansing Clay Mask, to draw impurities, followed by a Rejuvenating Mask which helps to refine pores and is healing to any new scarring, soothing, calming and cooling – love this product!

On another night of the week cleanse early in the evening and apply Rejuvenating Mask and leave to absorb as long as possible, removing with a warm, moist compress cloth prior to bedtime.

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Skin Tips:

  • Lemon juice and warm water first thing, before breakfast, every morning helps to keep skin clear.
  • We promote Hydrate and Compress the skin for softening the pores and enabling a deeper cleanse, however please wash your Compress daily. Check out our ‘Morning Ritual Video’ above. Ideally change your pillow slip daily too.
  • Wash hands frequently and don’t touch your face or pick, because of the bacteria on your hands or under your nails.
  • Don’t use lathering, overly alkaline or harsh exfoliant type cleansers that ‘strip’ the skin resulting in even more oil production by the skin to compensate. These overly harsh cleansers also disrupt the acid mantle of the skin, and the acidic environment of a healthy skin is our protection against bacteria.
  • Drink plenty of water, at least 6-8 glasses daily and eat your 5 servings a day of the freshest fruit and veg, steer clear of fizzy drinks, fatty foods and if you know chocolate and sugary items give you pimples keep away from them.

Tip from Jose, our Esthetician Trainer Manager, “Never ever squeeze”, says Jose, “as this often brings about collapse of the follicle wall and infection in the deeper levels of the skin, which could result in cystic acne”.

Make-up:

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Translucent Make-up and set with Translucent Powder in Compact or Loose

Recommendation:  Acne is a condition that needs to be managed and we highly recommend making an appointment with one of our Dr. Hauschka Trained Estheticians for a Facial Treatment specific to your skin condition and a consultation.
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Aimee’s Story

It has now been a month since I was introduced to Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, and the results have been astounding! After receiving a personalised assessment of my needs, the Dr. Hauschka Team recommended a daily ritual programme which was customised specifically for me, and worked to target the areas that I was most concerned about. I love that customisation and personalisation underpins the whole process! It’s awesome to know that the products recommended are the best products for my skin condition; I know that I will never again be caught in a situation where I have purchased products which are unsuitable for my skin. I have tried many skin care products before, but I have found none to be as effective as Dr. Hauschka in reducing pore size and blemishes, and in making my skin look and feel a million dollars. And it’s not just me noticing! I now often receive compliments from family, friends, and acquaintances about the obvious changes they can see in my skin. I have not changed my diet or routine, but for the daily use of beautiful Dr Hauschka skin care.

What’s even more exciting is that whilst the changes are evident on the outside, people often don’t realise that I also use Dr. Hauschka body care products for Fibromyalgia pain. Since using Dr. Hauschka Birch Arnica Body Oil and Rosemary Arm and Leg Toner, I have felt a noticeable difference in the degree of pain that I am experiencing. Again this can only be put down to the fabulous organic ingredients which are used in Dr. Hauschka products. After being so dependent on medicinal products to try to alleviate and reduce pain, it is such a welcome change to have found natural products which work so well! I could not rave any higher about the Dr. Hauschka brand, and the Team who are always so contactable and personable. I have truly been converted, and will now only use Dr. Hauschka skin and body care! Thank you for making such remarkable products!

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  • Authentic natural and organic cosmetics, certified to NATRUE and/or BDIH standards
  • Free from synthetic chemical fragrances, colours and preservatives
  • Free from petrochemicals, parabens, phthalates, silicone and PEG
  • Dermatologically tested for sensitive skin
  • No animal testing, we test on happy to help out human volunteers
  • Wherever possible, all raw materials come from controlled organic or Demeter cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions

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All Toners are not created equal!

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Our Toners are not to be used on cotton pads, they are hydrating treatment products containing active botanicals and are different from a conventional toner. Conventional toners are used on cotton wool (which absorbs a huge amount of product by the way) to remove residual cleansing product.

Use: Close your eyes and mist directly onto skin after cleansing.

Toning should stimulate and support the life process of the skin, making it strong and vibrant. When this is the case, you want your toner to be left on the skin.

Active medicinal plant extracts in the toner can then get to work.

Benefits:

  • Our Day Dare products, (Moisturisers and Normalising Day Oil), are all highly concentrated and are specifically designed to be applied to skin still moist from toner, this means you use your Day Care in an even and economical way
  • Toner also helps to facilitate absorption of your Day Care
  • Hydrate your skin
  • Stimulate the skin’s own moisturising processes
  • Improve the elasticity of the pore walls
  • Regulate the oil production in the skin
  • Help to support a healthy, balanced skin
  • Our Toners are not drying to the skin

At night, our Toner’s active ingredients support the night-time functions of elimination and renewal. The skin’s own moisturising processes are stimulated and strong and elastic pores mean the efficient expulsion of excretions and wastes.

There are two Dr. Hauschka Toners:
Facial Toner for normal or dry skin conditions, all skin conditions may use though
Clarifying Toner for oily and sensitive, combination skin conditions.

Clarifying Toner contains Echinacea for its anti-bacterial properties and Daisy for its anti-inflammatory benefits, soothing and calming. This preparation is also ideal as a soothing after-shave for men. Facial Toner contains Witch Hazel for its astringent properties and one of our key ingredients, balancing Anthyllis.

Tips:

Hydrate your skin with our Toner at any time. We keep a bottle in our desk to hydrate our skin during the day, especially in the warmer months and in dehydrating air conditioning.

‘Set’ your make-up by misting Toner, gives a more dewy look too.

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Product of the Month: Blackthorn Body Oil

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Blackthorn Body Oil’s box is labelled ‘helps to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy’, yet this is only one of Blackthorn Body Oil’s many talents, there is so much more…

This product is a brilliant choice for all women:
– Keeps skin firm and elastic
– For use in any weight loss or weight gain
– For dry skin, especially lower legs
– Blackthorn imparts a sense of vitality
– Recommended for those who are prone to back and chest acne
– For those who do not warm to Rose, Lavender or Lemon Lemongrass moisturising, they usually find Blackthorn suits them
– For the outdoors type who wishes to protect her skin from dehydration and wants to keep it firm and toned
– After waxing

And for men:
– After waxing and wants his skin toned and oiled with a fresh aroma
– For dry, scaling skin by long outdoor exposure and to ensure the skin is more resilient to external aggressors
– An older gentleman’s dry and scaly skin and who needs skin protection to prevent dryness
– Toning in weight loss or gain, for example if he has put on a little bit of weight around the stomach
– Recommended for the man who is prone to pimples and acne on back and chest

Blackthorn is mainly made from plant extracts with only a minute amount of plant essential oils for aroma.  The scent is neither overly feminine or masculine and suits the active, professional, no-nonsense personality.

For me, personally, wearing Blackthorn Body Oil helps give me more focus when productivity is required and I also find it imparts a sense of strength and vitality.  It also happens to be the Body Oil that I receive “love your perfume” compliments at my morning coffee stop!

Tip: A winning, strengthening and toning partnership is Blackthorn Body Oil mixed with Lemon Lemongrass Body Moisturiser and applied to skin still slightly moist from the shower, for even and economical application.

Blackthorn Body Oil description:

Supple, toned skin depends upon skin elasticity. Blackthorn Body Oil offers strengthening, warming skin care for all the family. It has even proved successful during pregnancy when it is particularly important to keep skin supple to prevent pregnancy-induced stretch marks.

Blackthorn blossom and birch leaf extracts enhance skin elasticity while sun-drenched St. John’s wort and jojoba oil support the skin’s natural processes of renewal and fortification.

Formulation: Blackthorn blossoms, birch leaves and St. John’s wort are combined with sunflower oil, then carefully blended using unique rhythmic processing methods. During this phase, the mixtures are heated to 37 °C – human body temperature. They are carefully mixed in the mornings and evenings to allow the properties of the nurturing plants to be transferred to the oil.

Blackthorn prunus-spinosa

Blackthorn

Synonyms: Sloe, Sloe Berry
Scientific Name: Prunus spinosa
Family: Rosacea

Habitat
Blackthorn was originally a native of central Europe. Thanks to its hardiness it has become widespread and is now found from southern Sweden to the Urals, and in the moderate zones of Southwest Asia, North Africa and North America.

Constituents
Flavonoid glycosides, coumarin derivatives, tannins and bitter substances, acids, vitamin C, traces of amygdalin (cyanogenic glycoside)

Description
The dense, spreading, much-branched thorny shrub, which can reach a height of up to 3 m (9 feet), flowers from March to April in the European spring. The small white scented flowers appear before the leaves. They are usually solitary, on short stems, but cover the entire length of the branches so densely that the whole shrub is shrouded in white. In May, after the flowers, the oval, tooth-edged leaves appear, and in late summer the bluish-black plum-like fruits which have a whitish bloom and astringent green flesh. They are 1 cm in diameter, contain a stone and are only edible after the frost. The thorns, incidentally, are transformed lateral branchlets.

Blackthorn berries
Blackthorn berries

Blackthorn likes sunny hills and dry, sparse deciduous woods with chalky, deep soil. Together with other members of the rose family it often forms impenetrable thorny thickets. The light-loving blackthorn is extremely resistant to pests and regenerates quickly after cutting. It can colonise shallow soil quickly and spreads through seed dispersal by mammals and birds and by production of root suckers. Even on wind-exposed sites it defies the natural forces. So it is not surprising that it was used as pioneer wood for stabilising embankments and dry slopes and for landscaping slag heaps and wasteland, as well as for wind and snow screens. With its high value as honey plant, too, blackthorn emerges as something of an ideal shrub.

Today the fruits of the blackthorn are still used to brew warming drinks for harsh winter evenings: sloe wine and sloe gin make you feel cozy indoors while winter rages outside. Syrups, jellies and jams are also a vitamin-rich delicacy.

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Early in the spring, even before the young shoots and leaves begin to sprout, the blackthorn envelops itself in a radiant white mass of blossoms. But it is not until late in the year, when the first frosts herald the coming of winter, that the fruits ripen and become sweet. Thus, the blackthorn only hesitantly divulges its vital powers, keeps them in a certain inwardness. The flowers which have gone through the winter help the human organism to overcome the winter and to adapt its metabolism to the spring.

The vitality-bearing fruits provide strength in states of exhaustion. Elixirs of the fruit were made for use during convalescence. 

Dr.Hauschka Blackthorn Body Oil strengthens and warms the skin. With its pleasant fragrance, the harmonious composition of blackthorn blossom, birch leaves and St. John’swort firms and purifies the tissues. The skin-strengthening properties give the skin a fresh, moisturised appearance.

Gently prepared oil extracts from blackthorn blossom unfold their conditioning properties in Dr.Hauschka Hand Cream, Lemon Lemongrass Body Moisturiser and Quince Body Moisturiser, too. Fully ripe blackthorn fruits harvested in the wild are carefully processed to essences which round off the composition of Lemon Lemongrass Body Moisturiser, Quince Body Moisturiser and Deodorant Fresh.

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