How to Get Rid of Acne Scars

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How to Get Rid of Acne Scars

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Lately, I’ve gotten a couple of pretty bad acne scars because I just can’t help myself when it comes to picking off those darned pimples and causing my skin to bleed. I wanted to take photos, and didn’t want my face to have these dark spots, so I really tried looking for what works for me. Below are a list of products or things that really worked wonders in fading my acne scars.

How to Get Rid of Acne Scars

DNC Derma Roller – The derma roller is made of fine needles which you roll on the acne scars. The microscopic needles create small punctures on the outer layer of your skin, encouraging your skin to renew and regenerate itself. *Use this once each day and roll on scar areas 3-4 times. I personally like to roll it so that it stings a little. If you search on Ebay for derma roller, there are plenty of options to buy from.

Even Blend Serum – Main ingredients are glycolic acid, daisy flower, wakamine and lotus extracts. This serum helps pigmented skin, reducing uneven skin tones and brightens skin caused by acne scars, aging and many more.

Vitamin C 100% – Pure vitamin C helps with collagen production, which helps skin regenerate. It also helps improve skin tone, colour and radiance. Use this powder along with the Even Blend Serum. I personally find it a bit easier to apply to dry skin before using the serum.

Lemon Juice – Lemon juice is a natural bleach for the skin, it also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Rub this on your face 3 times a day.

Carley’s Clear & Smooth Tamanu Cream – Made with fine ingredients such as burdock root, tamanu oil, moroccan argan oil, jojoba oil and broccoli sprout extract, this cream has great healing properties and will help your scar clear.

Other Ingredients worth Trying – Shea butter, turmeric, sandalwood paste, licorice extract, mulberry extract, aloe vera, green tea extract, ginseng extract, cinnamon, honey, tomato juice, potato juice, cucumber, orange peel, flaxseed oil, coconut oil, sea buckthorn oil, rosehips seed oil, safflower oil, extra virgin olive oil, borage seed oil, Vitamin E.

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How to get rid of Acne

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I’ve battled with acne for almost a decade, and even as a 27 year old, it is still pretty bad at times. Though I have noticed that doing my routine each day helps the acne significantly. Of course, that does not mean I am free, but it has gone from not being able to go out due to severe acne to a few that I can hide with concealer.

1. Start the day with drinking a glass of lemon water, then be sure to drink 8 glasses of water. This helps your body clean out toxins and helps put your skin in the best possible condition from the inside.

2. Replace all white sugar with dates, coconut sugar or molasses.

3. Sip on a cup of green tea, perhaps you may need decaf if you get affected by caffeine, or brew some matcha or green tea leaves.

Green tea has amazingly high antioxidants that’s good for you, plus there are components in green tea that counteract sebum production, that is one of the main causes of acne.

4. Eat a healthy breakfast and lunch, include some nuts, fresh fruits and veggies (ie: grapes, avocado, broccoli), brown rice, garlic and oily fish like salmon. These will help replenish your body with essential nutrients so that your body can fight the acne as best as it could.

5. Have a green smoothie, include some kale, spinach, cucumber, carrots, lots of fruits, etc.

6. Once or twice a week, add boiling water in a bowl and have your face on top sitting in the steam. This is called steaming your face, and helps open up pores so you can clean them out.

7. Be sure to wash your face at the end of the day with a really good cleanser, I like to use Lush Fresh Farmacy and Herbalism to wash my face, then use a tea tree toner (either Lush or The Body Shop), and a moisturiser. I love Body Shop Skin Clearing Lotion.

Carley’s Clear and Smooth is another brand I’ve bought from and used, which I enjoyed.

8. Once a week or so, you may wish to use a face mask. You can buy them or use ones you make yourself. My favourite ingredients to put on the face mask: Matcha, lemon juice, honey, oatmeal, apple cider vinegar, cacao powder, Greek yoghurt, turmeric.

9. Have some emergency spot treatment available, such as pure tea tree oil.

10. Rub your face with lemon slices each day.

11. Be sure to keep your face away from dirty stuff like old, unwashed clothes or things that may have bacteria.

12. Be sure to eat food rich in zinc, or take a vitamin with it. Zinc is a great antibacterial agent and can help control hormones that trigger acne.

13. Remove diary in from your diet, as that for some reason, the hormones found in diary products such as milk can cause lots of acne breakouts. Coconut and nuts are great alternatives to replace dairy, such as coconut cream, nut milks, etc.

14. Resveratrol is something that has been known to fight acne, so a little bit of red white or red grapes may be great, or take a supplement.

15. Get plenty of sleep and be sure to keep stress levels low.

16. Try not to pick on the pimples if you possibly can, if you really cannot help it, use tweezers or wait until you know you can get rid of the full thing. Sometimes, pimples that are not yet mature cannot be taken out, which will make you scar while it keeps growing and you will want to pop it a day later when it comes back.

Please know that we’re all different, so this may or may not work for you. It sure has worked for me when I’ve tried to do most of the list consistently.

Current Favourite Acne Fighting Products

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I usually have a list of favourite acne fighting products that work best for me. Right now, I am using these three as they are amazing and works extremely well for me.

Top Favourites

Lush Fresh Farmacy

It may have an interesting smell, but this stuff is really healing! I use this first on my face in my current face washing regime. The ingredients in this soap is said to have healing properties and can fight acne causing bacteria.

Lush Herbalism

This is the second product I use after the Fresh Farmacy. I have to say, the smell has grown on me so much that I am almost addicted to it that it’s quite scary! I really love the herb smell, I just grab a small pinch, wet it and scrub it all over my face for about a minute. I like to leave it on for a little while so my face gets to absorb all that goodness. It really makes my skin feel nice and soft, and has decreased the amount of acne I get in the time I’ve used it.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion

I know I’m probably suppose to use stuff from the same brand but I just find that this moisturiser works so well for my skin, which is usually oily. I find that whenever I apply moisturiser, it becomes quite greasy, but this absorbs right in and makes my skin feel really amazing. I have noticed a decrease in acne after using this after watching my face.

These are just my top three for the moment. I usually like to try new products to see which works better, and may have new favourites in time. Though please understand that everyone’s skin is different, so what works for me may not be what works best for you.

Acne Reducing Matcha & Lemon Face Mask

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Matcha is a powerful acne fighter that studies actually have shown it to reduce acne and sebum production by 50% and decrease inflammation that causes acne. Lemon juice has great healing properties, it is amazing for acne scars as it can lighten your skin, as well as the acidity in it can destroy the acne causing bacteria.

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Matcha (green tea powder) and lemon juice are so perfect for acne that when I used to break out before that time of month, I would apply this every second day and I would see a significant decrease in the size of the acne the next day. Some days when I was lucky, they may even be completely gone by the morning!

Ingredients and Instructions:

1 teaspoon matcha powder
1-2 tablespoons lemon juice

Mix about one teaspoon of matcha powder with one tablespoon of lemon juice. Stir until it becomes a thick paste. You may want to add more lemon juice if it’s too thick, or add more matcha if it’s runny.

Once done, apply the mask onto your face. Keep it on for 20-30 minutes until it dries, then rinse it off.

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Other options:

(The following list of ingredients are optional and will enhance your mask because each ingredient has healing or anti-bacterial properties that fight against stubborn acne)

Cacao/cocoa powder
Honey
Greek yoghurt
Turmeric
Apple cider vinegar
Oat flour
Tea tree oil

Please know that different ingredients will change the colour and smell of the paste. Turmeric can be a pain to wash off because it’s very yellow.

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I remember the first time I applied this, I gave my partner a huge fright cos my face was all green. Once it dried, my face looked like a country, haha! It was a little difficult to wash off as it had completely hardened, but when I looked at the mirror the next day, I was quite excited with the results. Though it may not work the same for everyone, it’s so worthwhile to at least give it a try.

Acne Face Map

It’s time for a new edition of Acne Face Map. I made this sometime a year or two ago for my other site and it looked all plain and boring, so I decided to research and remake it!

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Acne Face Map Guide

Bladder & Small Intestine

Poor digestion will cause a buildup of toxins because your body would have problems breaking down food. Be sure to hydrate yourself with plenty of water to flush out the toxins. Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables as they are great with removing toxins and less fat and sugar. Sometimes, breakouts may happen if you are intolerant or allergic to certain foods, so be sure to avoid those. Amazing antioxidant rich foods include berries, lemon juice and green tea.

Liver

Liver troubles may flare up by producing oily, red and flaky skin, as well as lots of pimples between both sides of your eyes. An overworked liver will require a good cleanse. Remember that alcohol is very hard work for the liver, so be sure to reduce the amount you’re drinking. This also goes for foods high in fat and sugar. Detox your liver by increasing certain foods such as lemon juice, garlic, turmeric, green tea, carrots, leafy green vegetables, beets and grapefruit, which has great benefits. Also, reduce diary for a while. Diary seems to aggravate acne, especially if you are lactose intolerant.

Kidneys

If your kidneys are weak, the number one thing to do is to drink lots of water. You can flavour water by adding a little lemon or lime juice. It’s always great to drink two glasses of water when you first wake up. Eat foods with lots of water, but limit caffeine, sodium/salt and other things that are stressful to the kidneys. Also, try and cleanse your kidneys with diuretics like parsley.

Lungs

Lungs that are stressed are likely to cause acne around the cheeks. It may even break your capillaries! Things such as asthma, smoking, allergies, lung infections and living in a polluted area could all be causing your lungs to work inefficiently. Be sure to avoid smoking, especially through other people (known as passive smoking), which can be just as bad or worse than actually smoking. Breathe plenty of fresh air and keep your windows open if you can. Be sure to avoid dirty areas as well.

Stomach & Large Intestine

Keep your stomach healthy by focusing on eating healthy, balanced meal each day. Pick foods with different colours, be sure to include lots of fibre (so eat whole wheat rather than white for breads or pasta, and brown rice instead of white). Also, be sure to avoid foods that may give you allergies!

Hormonal

If you fin that your lower chin is flaring up, especially around that time of the month, it can be a sign of hormonal imbalance caused by menstruation. Emotional and physical stress can make matters worse, so be sure to limit the amount of stress and get plenty of sleep. (Often, stress and sleep go hand in hand, so be sure to talk to someone if you are having troubles). Look into supplements that may help with hormonal imbalance, such as evening primrose oil, licorice, schisandra, red raspberry leaves, holy basil, maca, burdock, rhodiola and milk thisle. Also, be sure you’re getting fresh, healthy foods rich with vitamins and minerals, especially magnesium and B6. Also eat oily fish or chia seeds as it has lots of Omega 3. Green tea is also a brilliant anti-androgen and is worthwhile to drink each day.

Heart

The heart is vital for pumping blood throughout the body, so if it’s stressed out due to poor choices in diets, inactivity or other physical or mental stresses, then you’re likely to break out above the eyebrows on your lower forehead, and below the nose. Look after your heart by keeping stresses low, keeping your blood pressure is under control, eat heart healthy foods such as berries, a handful of nuts and oatmeal. Keep a regular exercise regime which lasts about 30 minutes or so and if possible, walk about 10,000 steps a day. And avoid too much fatty and greasy foods as they can clog arteries.

Pancreas

Overloading the body with too much sugar or carbs (especially white sugar and white flour) can cause a rise in blood sugar, which means the pancreas would need to overwork in producing insulin to balance it out. Try and decrease the amount of refined sugar and wheat, switch to wholewheat/wholemeal. Also, try and limit soft drinks and very sweet juices. Try fruit water and tea instead!

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