The 7 main causes of pimples and what to do

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The 7 main causes of pimples

  1. Hormones: puberty, menstrual cycle, pregnancy, post-natal, menopause.

  2. Stress

  3. Genetics, predisposition

  4. Excess sebum, bacteria and inflammation

  5. Some foods such as chocolate, greasy foods

  6. Some medications

  7. ‘Cosmetic acne’, comedogenic products

What to do

  1. Drink warm water and lemon juice first thing in the morning, every morning, to help keep your skin clear.

  2. Ensure make-up brushes are kept scrupulously clean, same with your Compress Cloth, flannel and/or Cleansing Sponge and your pillow slip.

  3. For guys place your razor in a cup of boiling water after each use to sterilise. Avoid multi-blade razors and go for the old fashioned single blade safety razor, avoid foaming supermarket type shaving products and use a quality natural shaving cream, foam or soap instead.

  4. Avoid touching your face!

  5. If you know chocolate or greasy food causes you to break out, then avoid it. Go for a balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.

  6. Alleviate stress: reading, walking, tai chi, yoga, meditation…

  7. Don’t use overly alkaline, lathering, harsh exfoliants (beads, AHAs or BHAs), which ‘strip’ your skin and your skin will just produce more oil to compensate. Also these disrupt your skin’s pH which is acidic as its protection from bacteria.

  8. Do treat your skin with gentle and effective cleansing products, ‘correct cleansing’ is the first step towards healthy skin.

  9. Compress and hydrate your skin, to soften pores for a deeper cleanse. Use a little Sage Purifying Bath Essence in your basin water. Complete your cleanse with splashes or compress of cold water. This simple technique contracts a minute muscle beside the hair follicle helping to remove any remaining dirt. Keeps your skin feeling soft too, without harsh exfoliation.

  10. In the morning cleanse with Cleansing Cream with our ‘press & roll’ application technique and tone with Clarifying Toner, which contains daisy (anti-inflammatory), echinacea (anti-bacterial) and nasturtium to guide the skin to a state of balance.

  11. Moisturiser:

    For oily/blemished skin use Clarifying Day Oil. An oil for an oily skin may seem counter intuitive, however, we’re incorporating homeopathic guidelines of ‘like treats like’ into our skin care regime, and this product supports your skin by helping to regulate and balance oil production. Application: Warm 2-4 drops between the palms of your hands and press into skin still moist from Toner.


    Melissa Day Cream is a specialist product specific for a combination skin, oily t-zone, dry/normal cheeks. The medicinal herb Melissa (Lemon Balm) mediates between oily and dry areas, helping to control shine in oily areas, and has a matte finish. Application: Warm about a pea size of product between the palms of your hands and press into skin still moist from Toner.

  12. For makeup we recommend staying clear from occlusive, petrochemical based products. Instead use Translucent Bronzing Tint and mix with your Clarifying Day Oil and/or Melissa Day Cream for a tinted moisturiser, or use Dr. Hauschka Foundation, setting with our Translucent Loose Powder, neither of which block pores.

  13. In the evening remove make-up and the day’s dirt, dust and pollution with Soothing Cleansing Milk. You may wish to do a secondary deep cleanse with Cleansing Cream in the evening as well. Tone.

  14. Dr. Hauschka’s night time stance is to support and guide your skin during its night time elimination and regeneration activity. We do this with botanical actives in water based Night Serum or Regenerating Serum to support a maturing skin. Apply a little to skin still moist from Toner. Never use night cream which impedes your skin’s natural night time activity.

Product Prescriptions

for oily skin, prone to pimples and combination skin. More skin condition product prescriptions here.

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Any skin condition with pimples

In your weekly skin care regime once a week do Clarifying Steam Bath and Clarifying Clay Mask to draw impurities from your skin and follow up with Revitalising Mask which we recommend to help skin regenerate from new scarring, to refine pores and to aid in healing. Do another  Revitalising Mask treatment on another night during the week.

Take advice on the moisturiser you’re using. For instance Revitalising Day Cream stimulates sebaceous activity, and is recommended for a dry/dehydrated skin that needs enlivening. It may be advisable to change to a more appropriate moisturiser in our range for your overall skin condition.

Dr. Hauschka Coverstick is an amazing product. Apply the moment you see a pimple in the morning, and reapply. Remember the quicker a pimple is healed the less likelihood of life long scarring.

For a 28-30 day intensive treatment 2-4 times per year, seasonally, we recommend Clarifying Intensive Treatment less than 25 years or Clarifying Intensive Treatment over 25 years.

Discover Dr. Hauschka natural and organic skin care daily rituals for a Combination, Oily/Blemished Skin with Sample Kit Pure & fine skin. Contents: Cleansing Cream, Clarifying Toner, Melissa Day Cream, Clarifying Steam Bath, Clarifying Clay Mask and Revitalising Mask trial sizes.


Dr. Hauschka skin care and make-up

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Dr. Hauschka skin care has over 50 years of pioneering work in authentic holistic skin care, creating what we believe to be the most pure and effective natural and organic skin care products available today.

Formulations are created using the highest quality natural ingredients with a preference for high vitality biodynamic, organic or responsibly wild harvested botanical ingredients. 

Product efficacy is based on our unique skin care philosophy, application techniques, rhythmic processes, daily skin care rituals and care concept, plus our unique oil-free night care concept to wake with revitalised and refreshed skin in the morning. 

Luxurious and performance skin care that delivers results while encouraging and supporting a healthy functioning, balanced, toned and radiant skin.

Dr. Hauschka has an extensive range of face care, including the Regenerating range to provide specific support for maturing skin, and also a substantial body care range.  

Get back to nature - your skin will thank you for it! 

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Dr. Hauschka Quality

  • Truly 100% natural and/or organic skin care and make-up, NATRUE certified. What does NATRUE Certification mean for you?

  • Free from synthetic chemical fragrances, colours and preservatives

  • Free from mineral oils, silicone and PEG

  • Dermatologically tested for sensitive skin

  • No animal testing

  • Wherever possible, all raw materials come from controlled organic or biodynamic cultivation, and are recovered under fair conditions

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