Acne is easily one of the most common, persistent and upsetting skin conditions any individual can face. It can be incredibly distressing whether acne shows up during adolescence or stubborn adult acne suffered well into your 30s and later. We are bombarded with products promising miraculous results often costing hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Most of these products are chemically derived with a host of additives in the ingredients list that are unrecognizable. If you’re an acne sufferer wanting to move towards a more natural approach to skincare, then GOAT soap is ideal.
Acne is a complex skin condition with many underlying and interplaying factors. While it is not fully understood, studies have indicated that aggressive cleansing of skin can in fact exacerbate and prolong break outs.
What Causes Acne?
This can be different for everyone. Acne can be caused by hormonal imbalances, stress, changes in weather, intolerances, diet and medications just to name a few. Usually it is due to blocked hair follicles. These blockages occur when the skin is too oily or dead skin doesn’t effectively shed and becomes trapped. You can worsen the problem if you use heavy pore blocking lotions or drying soaps in an effort to reduce the oil. Harsh exfoliants can spread the acne to other areas of your face or body or break the already fragile skin.
Acne commonly occurs on the face, but can also appear on the shoulders, chest and back. While the severity of acne varies from person to person, generally the sooner it is addressed, the better. This can help minimize scarring and long term complications. Whether you experience standard break out acne or the more painful and complex cystic acne, GOAT soap can be beneficial.
Why Goat Soap For Acne?
Regular soap is high in surfactants - also known as detergents. These are usually harsh, synthetically created detergents that strip the skin of its natural oils. This over cleansing can cause tight, cracked and dry skin. Membranes are susceptible to infection when the skin is cracked and dry. GOAT milk soap lathers without the use of these damaging cleansers. It is also naturally hypoallergenic and anti-inflammatory, so it won’t make existing skin conditions worse. Making GOAT soap an ideal choice.
If you already have skin issues such as acne, the bacteria can easily spread thus increasing inflammation. GOAT soap is also naturally antibacterial so you can not only minimize the ability to spread bacteria, but treat your acne at the same time. Keeping the skin’s microbiome (bacteria) healthy is something GOAT soap excels at. The proteins found in goat milk help to neutralize bad bacteria and feed the good bacteria. This leads to better overall skin health.
How Does It Work?
GOAT soap moisturizes as it cleanses to support healthy skin. With a PH close to skin, it won’t strip your skin or leave it tight and sore. Acne thrives on skin that is unbalanced. Skin should be neither too alkaline or too acidic, so choosing a PH friendly soap is ideal.
The presence of lactic acid in goat milk helps to gently exfoliate skin and encourages skin cell turnover. This means you can encourage wound healing and bring healthy skin to the surface. It is non-comedogenic (won’t block pores) and helps regulate oil production rather than strip it.
As an added bonus, goat milk is full of antioxidants, vitamins A,B, C and D and essential minerals such as selenium. This natural power house offers the perfect combination of nourishing ingredients in their natural form to soothe and protect sore acne prone skin.
Ultimately, it is the most natural combination of ingredients with no hidden, harsh chemicals.
Low Risk Skin Support
GOAT soap for acne is gentle enough to be used alongside other treatments. Meaning you don’t need to sacrifice feeling clean and fresh just to avoid further skin irritation.
Antibiotics or medications high in retinoids are the standard for stubborn, painful acne. Both these options can be effective against acne, but can create other skin challenges. Antibiotics are great at killing off bacteria, but also kill the good bacteria essential to gut and skin health. Using harsh soaps that further kill off the good bacteria should be avoided - GOAT soap is the perfect solution.
With retinoids, the skin becomes incredibly fragile, dry and flaky. It is crucial to choose your products very carefully. GOAT soap is the gentlest and most moisturizing option you can choose. Putting moisture back as you wash helps avoid itching and painful cracks in the skin which can take longer to heal when on this medication.
If you’re ready to nourish and support your skin to heal and say goodbye to painful acne, consider GOAT soap. This is the easiest switch and most thoughtful approach to managing acne issues and associated skin challenges.
For targeted acne support, we suggest trying our GOAT soap with pure Tea Tree and Peppermint essential oils. Tea Tree is one of the most powerful natural antibacterial agents and peppermint is wonderfully soothing on inflamed skin.