Acne during Winter: How to Flare ups under Control this Festive Season

November 28, 2017

Acne during Winter: How to Flare ups under Control this Festive Season

If you struggle at all with problem skin then you may notice an increase in flare ups around this time of year and you aren’t imagining it!

There are many factors that contribute to acne during this busy season, but fortunately there are a few natural ways to beat them so you can enjoy glowing and clear skin all season long.

Keep reading to learn more about what may be aggravating your skin during the winter as well as our favourite tips to help combat flare ups.


Stress places all sorts of strain on the body and acne is one of the side effects of too much stress. It’s natural to feel a little more stressed at this time of year with all the Christmas shopping, holiday parties and trying to get as much work done as possible before Christmas day!


The natural fix:

One of the best ways to relax the body without having to think about it too much is to diffuse some soothing oils in a diffuser. Allow the relaxing steam to fill the air and calm your mind no matter what may be going on in your life.

Our Meditation Blend is perfect for diffusing when you need to chill out or try it during a mediation session to really enhance your practice!

Too Much Sugar

Of course, holiday parties mean food, and lots of it! While it’s okay to indulge in naughty treats now and then, too much sugar, in particular, can contribute to pesky breakouts as sugar increases sebum production in the skin.

The natural fix:

To avoid over-indulging in the sweet stuff try munching on some snacks before your party to help fill you up and balance out your blood sugar. Of course there are also some excellent recipes that contain maple syrup or honey so you can enjoy all the sweetness without the guilt!

Check out these mouth watering recipes!

The Cold

You may wonder what the cold has to do with your skin, but it impacts your skin more than you may realize. The cold, dry air of winter dries out your skin, which actually isn’t good news for blemishes. Why? Because your skin may try to overcompensate for this lack of oil in the skin by producing too much oil, which only means more breakouts.


The natural fix:

Be sure to keep your skin properly moisturized at all times, especially if you find yourself outdoors! Our Organic Chickweed Ultra Moisturizer is just what irritated skin needs as it’s packed with deeply hydrating oils along with soothing ingredients like Chickweed, aloe vera, chamomile and Vitamin E.


Don’t let acne rule your life this festive season! Follow our tips and feel free to share any more in the comments!

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