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Earth's Care Acne Spot Treatment -- 0.97 oz


Earth's Care Acne Spot Treatment
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Earth's Care Acne Spot Treatment -- 0.97 oz

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Earth's Care Acne Spot Treatment Description

  • Maximum Strength
  • Sulfur 19%
  • Clears and Helps Prevent Stubborn Blemishes
  • With Natural Bentonite and Colloidal Oatmeal
  • Non-Comedogenic
  • Allergy Tested
  • 1% For The Planet Member

Origins: Sulfur is an essential element for life, and is widely found in areas of natural volcanic activity and hot springs. Revered since ancient times and featuring a distinctive bright yellow hue, it has long been used for a variety of medicinal purposes.

Indications: Earth’s Care Acne Spot Treatment utilizes maximum strength Sulfur to clear stubborn blemishes, pimples and breakouts. Formulated to reduce irritation and promote on-the-spot healing, our proprietary blend restores a clear healthy complexion. Allergy tested and non-comedogenic (will not clog pores), our spot treatment formula does not contain parabens, phthalates, artificial colors or fragrances.

 

• No Animal Testing

• No Parabens

• No Artificial Colors or Fragrances

• No Petrolatum

• No Phthalates

 

Caring for you. Caring for the earth.®

Earth's Care donates 1% of its worldwide revenue to organizations that work to preserve and protect the environment.


Directions

Cleanse the skin thoroughly before applying 
Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer one to three times daily 
Leave on for 10 minutes 
Thoroughly remove with water
Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two to three times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor 
if bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day
Free Of
Animal testing, parabens, artificial colors, fragrances, petrolatum and phthalates.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Ingredients: Acitve Ingredient: Sulfur 10%. Inactive Ingredients: Avena sativa (oat) kernel colloidal oatmeal, bentonite, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, cetearyl glucoside, citric acid, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, hydrogenated castor oil, phenoxyethanol, potassium sorbate, purified water, sodium stearoyl glutamate, xanthan gum.
Warnings

For external use only.
When using this product do not get into eyes; skin irritation and dryness is more likely to occur if you use another topical acne medication at the same time. If irritation occurs, only use one topical acne medication at a time; apply only to areas with acne
Do not use on broken skin; large areas of the skin
Stop use and ask a doctor if excessive skin irritation develops or increases
If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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5 "Oh-That-Totally-Makes-Sense" Ways to Clear Up Acne

Once thought to be the province of teens, acne is sprouting up—literally—in more and more adults, even rising to what The New York Times calls “epidemic proportions.” The data is there to prove it, too: A 2018 report published in the journal Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology demonstrated a substantial upsurge in adult acne, which overwhelmingly affects women.

“Acne occurs frequently after the teenage years and at significantly higher rates in women compared with men,” clinical associate professor of dermatology at NYU’s Langone Medical Center (and author of 100 Questions & Answers About Acne) Doris Day says. Indeed, “as many as fifty percent of women will suffer from acne at some point in their adult lives.”

Woman With Red Nails Wiping Germs From Phone Screen with White Cloth as Way to Clear Up Acne | Vitacost.com/blog

While experts aren’t entirely sure why they’re seeing an uptick in adult acne cases, several possible causes have asserted themselves.

Chief among them? Hormonal fluctuations. As estrogen takes a nosedive before your period, your testosterone levels rise, thus turning up oil production. In turn, this may lead to clogged pores and the pimples that arrive with them. Doctors also speculate that the escalation in adult acne is due to contraceptives. Women are taking birth control pills at an earlier age and many stay on them for decades. When they do go off of them, their hormones go through a similar shift to a teenager’s, as hormones that have been suppressed for years are, essentially, switched back on.

Stress also seems to play a leading role in adult acne—for men and women. As Dr. Alexa Kimball, a professor of dermatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, found through her research, “stress could indeed trigger an acne episode. And the greater the stress, the more pronounced the breakout.” This is due in part to the stress hormone CRH (corticotrophin-releasing hormone), which fixes to the skin’s sebaceous glands and cranks up oil production, thus resulting in those pimples we thought we’d left behind in high school. What’s more, stress leads to heightened cortisol levels, which can result in oiliness and inflammation. (Stress also tends to cause people to sleep less, eat poorly, ditch their usual skincare routines, and forgo relaxation strategies—all of which impact skin’s health and appearance.)

Another possible culprit? Environmental skin stressors, such as pollution, exposure to oil and grease (hello, all you cars on the road), and sun exposure.

Before you despair, do know that there’s a number of ways you can treat—and even prevent—adult acne. Here are 6 smart ways to thwart it:

1. Keep your phone clean

Sound strange? Think again. It’s estimated that we touch our phones roughly 2,000 times per day. Bacteria, dirt, and other matter can build up on your phone and lead to breakouts on the lower half of your face (where, by the way, dermatologists see the most acne flare-ups in adult women). You likely can’t imagine living without your phone but you can wipe it down daily with an antibacterial wipe—and use headphones while speaking.

2. …and your hands off your face

Touching your face—when stressed, when tired, and sometimes when you’re just plain happy—is as natural as smiling. But the same bacteria and dirt that gathers on your phone also collects on your fingers, and repeatedly touching your face with them can spawn pimples. Self-soothe yourself—or get an instant pick-me-up—by crossing your arms and alternatively gently tapping your shoulders (a technique somatic therapists recommend to quiet the nervous system) or go for a brisk walk.

3. Watch your insulin intake

Studies show that excess insulin—which is created by eating foods with a high-glycemic index such as pasta and bread—may have an impact on androgens (like oil-generating testosterone). Watch your complexion—and your waistline—by nixing these eats from your diet.

4. …and your dairy consumption

Even organic half-and-half, milk, cheese, and other dairy products are high in hormones that can affect your skin’s clarity and oil production. Replace that creamer in your coffee with nut milk, and trade that cheese in your sandwich for magnesium-rich avocado. Pile the rest of your plate with antioxidant-rich, skin-boosting foods, such as kale, almonds, blueberries, spinach and beets.

5. Change your pillowcase

Save your skin by swapping your pillowcase? Yes. Much like your phone, your pillowcase collects bacteria that can prove deleterious to your skin’s health. (After all, consider what it comes into contact with—residual hair products, sweat, oil and makeup, to name just a few.) While it’s not realistic to sleep on a fresh pillowcase every night, be sure to change it at least once a week.

6. Simplify your skincare routine

Exfoliators hold a lot of allure—who doesn’t want that fresh-scrubbed, radiant look?—but exfoliating too often can cause more harm than good. Over-exfoliating sensitive, acne-prone skin damages your natural barrier and signals the skin to produce more oil to try to balance itself out. The result? Even more breakouts. Meanwhile, experts hypothesize that adult acne is on the rise because of the sheer number of products we pile on our hair and face. (What’s more, “combining multiple products may inactivate the hero ingredients in each, and using the wrong things can certainly cause an acne flare,” the director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital Joshua Zeichner told The New York Times).

Rather, streamline your skincare routine: Exfoliate no more than once a week and on the daily use a gentle cleanser followed by a light moisturizer and sunscreen. At night, use a retinol treatment, which can prevent dead skin cells from clogging pores (while also helping erase fine lines and wrinkles). Lastly, look for products that are free of irritants. Because while your acne may have followed you into adulthood, that petulance—in products and otherwise—doesn’t have to.

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