Thursday, September 20, 2012

OMG! IS THAT A ZIT?!?! Treating hormonal acne with Shavano Skin Care

For most of my life I have been blessed with very good skin. It tends to be on the dry side but that is something very normal for Colorado. However, I occasionally go through phases of hormonal acne that can be pretty bad. Over the years I have tried tons of different treatments, from Proactive to Clearasil to Skin ID (does that even still exist?) to plain old soap and water. Some treatments seemed to help, others did nothing and some even made my skin worse! When I start to have one of the these breakouts, I just assume that there is not much I can do and it will clear up over time. That mindset completely changed when I started using Shavano Skin Care Company products.

There are tons of things I love about Shavano. First is that all their products are all natural made with essential oils, vitamins and minerals. There are no harsh chemicals that dry out the skin.

Shavano Skin Care is a small, local company based out of Denver! This allows Shavano to make product in small batches to ensure freshness. They are also surprisingly affordable. Prices are comparable to drugstore products and much cheaper than designer ones.

Finally, Shavano does amazing things for my skin, especially my hormonal breakouts. I use three of their products on my face and will never go back to anything else.

Here is my treatment process;

At Night:

1. Wash face with warm water and Humboldt Peak Repair Soap. Vitamins and minerals in the soap help repair skin and acne scars, while preventing breakouts. Geranium Oil revitalizes skin tissues, cleanses oily skin and keeps skin supple. This soap is specifically recommended for hormonal break outs.

2. Towel dry face. With a cotton ball apply Sunshine Peak Facial Toner. This removes any dirt or make-up that is still on your face while moisturizing as well. Lemon and lime oils are natural disinfectants that clean your skin without drying it out. Lemon grass oil is used to naturally dilate the blood vessels (which helps to tighten pores) and clears up excessive facial oils. Witch Hazel is a natural astringent that doesn't dry out your skin and also is an anti-inflammatory which is useful in helping to calm down those swollen red pimples.

Ok, so after reading that you might be thinking. That is a lot of oil to be putting on your face. Wouldn't it just make your acne worse. I used to think like that until I started using Shavano. I did a little research and this article from the Beauty Bean explains why these natural oils work so well. Basically, when you use harsh cleansers your skin dries out and therefore produce more oil to compensate for what has been stripped away. Oil based cleanser remove makeup, impurities and excess natural oil, while moisturizing your skin. I love the fact that it moisturizes as it cleanses. One less step for me to do!

In the morning I apply an over counter salicylic acid spot treatment to any huge pimples and then use the Snowmass Facial Lotion allover my face before putting on my makeup.

The results of this routine are incredibly dramatic and I can always tell when I haven't been using my products as regularly.

If you would like to buy any of the products I mentioned here you can contact me directly at or order off the website at

**While this post was not sponsored by Shavano Skin Care Company, I am a paid employee. However, I would not recommend this line of products if I did not truly believe in them!

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