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Acne appears when hair follicles are blocked by a buildup of dead skin cells and oil and are most frequently found on the face, back and chest. Some factors thought to contribute to the creation of acne include:
However, one of the biggest - and most unavoidable - factors is genetics. As it’s impossible to change our genes, those who suffer from acne instead focus on preventing flare-ups and healing breakouts to avoid scarring.
Australian Tea Tree oil is commonly associated with acne prevention and healing. However, when comparing Manuka oil for acne with Australian tea tree oil, studies show that Manuka is 20-30 times more active against gram-positive bacteria. Manuka sourced from the East Cape in New Zealand is famed for its exceptionally high levels of triketones. Triketones boosts the Manuka oils antimicrobial properties, making it more effective against bacteria and microorganisms.
Native to New Zealand, the oil sourced from the Manuka tree has been used by Maori healers for generations, and remains a much-revered part of Kiwi first aid kits. Both ManukaRx 100% Pure East Cape Manuka Oil and ManukaRx Acne Prevention Oil can be beneficial when used as part of an anti-acne skincare routine. ManukaRx Acne Healing Oil uses a unique blend of natural ingredients to aid the prevention of acne, and assist in the healing of scars. The combination of natural plant-based active ingredients such as Manuka oil, Turmeric oil, Lavender oil and Jojoba oil will leave your skin glowing and healthy. It’s easy to use, massage 2-3 drops into the affected area morning and night.
ManukaRx 100% Pure East Cape Manuka Oil ($49.95) and ManukaRx Acne Prevention Oil ($29.95) are 100% natural and locally sourced. Conveniently available online or in select health stores nationwide, ManukaRx products use the very best East Cape Manuka oil to aid a range of ailments, from dry skin, chapped lips and acne to colds and coughs.