Hey everyone, so I thought I'd bring up a health topic... a serious one...
DU DU DUHHhh aaaaccccnnneeeee..... Yes, acne. lol.
I wanted to share what I've been doing to help my acne, and I also wanted to ask what you guys and girls do (whether natural remedies or drug store brands...or whatever)! :D Am sure this could be helpful, so here we go:
I'm into all natural stuff, and affordable too. I'm on a pretty squeaky clean diet (not specifically because of acne, just to be healthy in general..which in turn helps acne of course) I don't eat processed foods, sugar, nothing like that. Everything's whole, organic, that sort of thing. Despite that, I still get acne (of course, a LOT LOT LOT less than when I use to eat processed foods..) Several months ago my skin started to change though.. I don't really have "teen acne-prone skin" anymore, am kinda on the adult side now, which is great!! But I still do get it. Aside from exercising (sweating or at least getting red in the face), the diet, drinking lots of water, having essential oils and vitamins and stuff like that, also washing the face as well as exfoliating and moisturizing, for topical remedies, lately I've been using lemon juice (AMAZING!!!!) and for another topical remedy, apple cider vinegar mixed with water (wonderful!!). I've also found microdermabrasion works really nice. And using any kind of remedy before you go to sleep at night (even the drinking of water) helps best it seems!..at least with me ;P
Some questions I have, aside from what you all do for your acne and what has worked to get rid of your acne, is:
Has anyone used the DermaNew Microdermabrasion kit for acne? If you have, does it work well for acne?? I've only done at home mild microdermabrasion, and was thinking of investing in something real cause I liked the results of what I have done by hand... the DermaNew seems like a nice deal, but I just was wondering if anyone knew anything bad about it?? I've only been hearing good things about it but thought I'd ask incase someone here knows anything bad about it! :D
And, what have you guys done for acne scars? That's one thing I have yet to research..... I don't really have any acne scars, but I have a couple, and am hoping they will go away with what I am currently doing, but I just wanted to know if any of you have any experience with getting rid of scars :)
Anywho, hope this helps someone :)
P.S. About the topical remedies I use, NOTE: The lemon juice will sting if on an open blemish. If it's too strong for you you can dilute it with water. It will work best if you can open your pores up first with warmth (steam, or hot towel...). It's REALLY great for blackheads, given you open the pores up first. Also, lemon juice WILL fade any dark spots on your face, which is great, but that also include freckles. So unless you hate freckles, avoid putting the lemon juice on your freckles lol Concerning the apple cider vinegar and water mixture.. MAKE SURE there is more water than apple cider vinegar!!! Also note that other kinds of vinegars won't have the same effect on acne as apple cider vinegar, and only cider vinegars are ok to put on your skin. If you have any kind of irritability or allergy or whatever to lemon or the vinegar, stop using it of course... it's best to test things first, before putting it all over your face. But the apple cider vinegar and water will help out your PH levels.. if you have dry skin, it'll help it not be dry, if you've got oily skin, it will help it not be oily (just make sure there is more water than vinegar...) the lemons have BHA's and AHA's in them which is realllllyyyy good for killing the bacteria and stuff.. anywho :)
The main point is targeting the causes of acne: your pores getting clogged with 1. oil and 2. dead skin cells, and 3. bacteria forming in there. And if you are a girl, makeup can also clog pores so make sure you wash the make up off after the day is done! if you're a teen, then a lot of it has to do with your hormones but yeah :)
Anywho, enough of me talking, what are your tips! :D