Monday, June 24, 2013

How I've been clearing up acne and acne scars.

Hey cuties! Finding the right skincare sort of a trial and error system. And since I've had acne and researched remedies, I think it's time to share what I found out what works for me. And since every one's skin is different, I don't know if this will work for you, but here's some things that you can try out.

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1. Don't stress over it
-This is probably the hardest thing I learned to do when dealing with my acne. I hated to look at them in the mirror and it ultimately made me feel worse. Confidence is sexier than clear skin. I know that now and I try to live up to it.

2. Know the skin you have
-Different cleansers and regiments might work best for a certain skin types. If you have dry skin, you don't want to be using a product that was meant for oily skin. It makes it a whole lot easier finding a product that might suit you.

3. Moisturize
-This might be old news for almost all of you, but I used to think that since I have oily skin, I shouldn't moisturize because it will make it oilier. No! My skin was overcompensating for the natural oils that were lost when I was just cleansing. Now that I moisturize after I wash my face, my skin is less oily and it's easier to control.

4. Talk to a dermatologist.
-I went to my dermatologist after I was fed up with my acne scars. Though it didn't help me much with my scars, my prescription has been preventing new breakouts and when I do breakout, it's smaller and easier to get rid of.

5.Don't touch it!
-I admit, I used to always pop my pimples. But that penetrated the bacteria deeper into my skin and spread it out. That's why another blemish will pop up close to the original one. I also stopped touching my face as much as possible so the oil and bacteria on my hands won't get into my skin.

7. Exfoliate
-I found that this worked best on my acne scars. Once you buff away all the dead skin cells, clean, fresh skin cells take its place.  Make sure not to overdo it will the face scrubs, because it can be harsh on your skin. Only twice a week is recommended because your skin needs time to grow more cells.

8. Watch how you treat your body
-I noticed a big difference in my skin when I started to eat healthier and work out. I've also been drinking a lot of water and it's helped my skin even out and I breakout less often. Some people say it's a myth but I say beauty starts from the inside.


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So far I think I've found out what my skin works best with and will continue to work on my acne scars. Grrr, they never go away! But honestly, it took me a while to get comfortable with my skin. I'm sure a lot of other people feel the same way. This post took a lot of thought so I hope you liked it. XD

5 comments:

  1. I have acne scars too. But my sister got me to use Neosporin on them. It works very slowly, but it works! xD
    But these are very good tips. Thank you. ^^

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    1. I haven't tried that, thanks for telling me!

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  2. I know eating healthier helps... I am just so bad at it...

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    1. I know! Sometimes it's really hard. ;)

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  3. It's really a great advice (: , I am going to see a dermatologist today and hopefully it'll turn out great! It's really heartwarming to see another example of people clearing up their skins (: xx

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