Amazing Skin Care for PCOS
Updated: Mar 26
As a person who admittedly just goes with the flow, I must admit right off the bat that I am not full of advice about mine or others' PCOS symptoms and issues - BUT, I do consider myself an expert when it comes to its war on my skin.
I have won and lost many a battle over the years with my acne, weight, and facial hair (yep, I said it! And by the way, the second I outed myself on this was the second my life became easier. Fuck it. We all have some imperfection, time to get over it), and as I'm now in my mid-thirties, I feel like a little warrior.
For those that do not know what PCOS is, it is basically a fun game women's bodies play in which it produces more testosterone than needed, thus the fun side effects of weight gain, acne, hirsutism (that's the fun one there)...I'm sure there's more but you get the point. Anyways, my point I'm trying to get to is that I'm dying to share some amazing products we have at Cottage Market that helped me smooth out my battle-tested skin and will help you see the light too.
From lightening my acne scars, sun spots, and dark circles under my eyes to shrinking my large pores and preventing further adult acne, these following products are absolutely amazing for acne-prone skin!
And yes I get it, you've heard it all before because so have I.
How many different gels, creams, and pills have we all tried over the counter and from the dermatologist with false hopes? Too many to count really, but these ones right here are LITERALLY what turned me on to natural skin care products. I was blown away at how well, and how quickly they actually made a difference! Never mind the fact that they were probably within arms reach of me in my kitchen my whole life and I never even considered them. (Gotta love how those things work sometimes eh? :) Better late then never I presume). Maybe I can catch some of you before you suffer through 30+ years of skin issue!
Check out our Top 5 skin care products below that can help you battle PCOS or any skin battle:
1. Overnight Turmeric Serum
Apply a dime-sized amount every night before bed for a no-fuss, no-muss natural skin care routine your complexion will thank you for!
A disinfectant and ant-inflammatory agent, this helps to fight acne, reduce redness from blemishes, and calm eczema and rosacea.
A skin protector that fights signs of ageing by hydrating dry skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and dark spots caused by sun damage, lightening dark under-eye circles or puffiness from poor circulation, and reducing the appearance of stretch marks.
It basically covers all of the women essentials! Am I right?!
2. Acne Scar Treatment Gel
As another woman battling adult acne, I cannot get enough of this stuff!!! Apply twice daily, or once daily, whatever you prefer. Our Acne Scar Treatment is made with Aloe Vera to go on smooth and leave your skin feeling refreshed. Apply after washing and before any makeup. Works great as a primer too!
Hand crafted with a special blend of organic essential oils proven to fight the signs of acne and the dark spots left behind.
3. Aloe Facial Moisturizer
Apply to face, neck, and chest twice daily to combat dry skin. Made with all-natural ingredients, this face moisturizer is similar to our Acne Scar Treatment Gel but with a specific notion in mind. To hydrate and nourish!
4. Tea Tree Scrub Mask
Organic coconut oil, Tea Tree essential oil, and baking soda. This non-abrasive exfoliate will make you look and feel 10 years younger! A simple formula to deep clean your skin and shrink large pores, you can use this product in multiple ways - from a non-abrasive exfoliate prior to cleansing, as your actual facial cleanser, or a rejuvenating mask. With that infamous, Mediterranean oily skin it seems I was destined for large pores. Not anymore, this was probably one of my initial a-ha moments to natural skin care. You cannot pass this one up!
5. Lemon Facial Cleanser
Again with the oily skin, our Lemon Facial Cleanser is crafted with you in mind. Lemon juice and lemon essential oil again contain antibacterial and anti-microbial properties to effectively treat acne, reduce oil, and brighten your complexion. Combined with Castile soap as a gentle cleanser, you can't miss on this one. Aimed to keep your skin oil-free all day long, we love this all-natural face soap!
The main take away from this is, no matter what your situation is - embrace your flaws, control what you can, and never stop taking care of yourself. You deserve it and we are all beautiful!
Have an opinion or your own battle with PCOS you feel you need to share? Leave a comment and share your thoughts! It's good to know I'm not alone.