Considering going vegan? You aren’t alone. Having grown in popularity in recent years, many people are turning to veganism. This involves changing up eating habits, contributing to environmental issues, and switching up daily beauty and lifestyle products.

With Veganuary just around the corner, now is the perfect time to give your skincare drawer a quick refresh with some beautiful vegan and cruelty-free skincare goodies.

Many people who suffer from skin conditions, such as acne, are often hesitant to make the switch to vegan skincare products. Suppose you struggle with acne, specifically whiteheads. In that case, you’ll be pleased to know that there are lots of great natural skincare picks out there which offer a solution to this common skin problem. You can find many of these must-have items in the vegan range on our site.

In this blog, we’ll give you a run-down of what whiteheads are, and take you through five fabulous natural products to help combat them this Veganuary.

How can I get rid of whiteheads?

Characterised by their small, round appearance, whiteheads are a common form of acne and occur when pores get clogged with sebum and dead skin cells. If you’re struggling with whiteheads, there are a few simple steps you can take to help banish them for good. These include:

  • Washing your face thoroughly every evening with lukewarm (not hot) water.
  • Washing your hair regularly. The build-up of oil in the hair follicles can transfer to the face and cause breakouts.
  • Avoiding harsh cleansers and scrubs which can irritate the skin.
  • Exfoliating a couple of times a week to remove dead cells from the skin’s surface.
  • Treating your complexion with acne-fighting simple skin products.

Read on to discover five natural skincare products designed to help combat whiteheads.

The Organic Pharmacy Peppermint Facial Wash

The Organic Pharmacy is one of the best brands on the market for natural products. Their peppermint facial wash is infused with antibacterial ingredients which help reduce the number of bacteria on the skin’s surface. It’s is a Holy Grail product if you’re suffering from acne.

The benefits

Made up of a blend of excellent organic ingredients such as lavender, eucalyptus and tea tree, this cleanser works to balance combination and oily skin, leaving it refreshed and revived. After use, skin feels clean, calm, and awakened. Use every morning to help keep pesky blemishes under control.

Best for

One of our favourite simple skin products, The Organic Pharmacy peppermint facial wash is best suited to those with oily and sensitive skin.

Elemis Biotec Skin Energising Cleanser

With a philosophy of discovering ‘truth in beauty’, Elemis is renowned for delivering brilliant skincare results with the help of natural ingredients. The first step to ridding your skin of whiteheads is unclogging congested pores. And with the Elemis Biotec Skin Energising Cleanser, this is easy to do.

The benefits

This terrific product provides a deep cleanse for the skin, pulling out any surface oils and impurities whilst balancing the complexion. After use, skin feels beautifully smooth, energised and refreshed.

Best for

The Biotec cleanser works well with all skin types. Still, those with acne-prone and oily skin will achieve noticeable results quickly.

Ayumi Sandalwood Face Scrub

Kickstart your Veganuary by adding the all-natural skincare brand Ayumi to your beauty collection. Founded in 2011, this innovative brand uses only the very best natural and cruelty-free ingredients in its products to totally transform your skin. Tackle acne head-on with the sandalwood face scrub, just the thing to free your complexion of dead cell build-up to reduce the likelihood of whiteheads.

The benefits

Infused with a combination of essential oils such as frankincense, ginger and lavender, the Sandalwood Face Scrub works to buff away cells. It leaves the skin looking and feeling healthy and moisturised. 

Best for

If your skin is both dry and acne-prone (a complex combination), you’ll see fantastic results with this product. 

REN Clean Skincare Clear Calm 3 Clarity Restoring Mask

Introducing the Clarity Restoring Mask by leading skincare brand Ren. If you haven’t already incorporated face masks into your beauty routine, this natural skincare must-have is a great place to start.

The benefits

The outbreak of whiteheads is down to the overproduction of sebum which forms a ‘plug’ on the skin’s surface. With the help of Licochalcone, Ren’s mask helps to control sebum production. It penetrates and smooths the skin, leaving you with a fabulously glowy complexion.

Best for

This mask is excellent for those with sensitive skin who want to control their whiteheads.

Australian Bodycare Concentrated Tea Tree Oil 30ml

Say hello to one of your new-favourite simple facial products – the Australian Bodycare Concentrated Tea Tree Oil. The Australian Bodycare brand is one of the best around for high-quality products devised from vegan and natural ingredients.

The benefits

Due to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial qualities, tea tree oil is excellent for improving acne. This concentrated oil will help maintain your skin’s natural PH balance while giving it a deep clean, keeping your pores clean and healthy.

Best for

Those with acne-prone skin who would like to improve the condition of their skin will benefit from this product.

Thank you for reading, we hope you’ve enjoyed this post! Come and take a look at the incredible fragrance and beauty brands we stock!