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Scars and Acne Problems!
Answered Monday 20 December 2010 |
Over the years I have been wondering if i'll ever have a face good as you see on those make-up adverts.
Every morning i wake up early get ready for school, but it takes me around about 1 hour to put my makeup on right which tends to make me late for school. I find it hard to cover my facial scars, I've had them for awhile now and it stesses me out. I loose my self confidence with acne and scars and i havent been to the beach for awhile because of them they dont look great.
What can i do? How can i get rid of these pimple scars?
First off you need to know that all of those adverts that you see have been airbrushed, if you see them in real life I’m sure that their skin isn’t as flawless as the picture shows.
When we look at scarring because this is coming from the lower layers of the skin it is quite often hard to treat. The only way to truly get rid of acne scarring would be to see a plastic surgeon, where they would do some deep resurfacing.
With your acne that you are experiencing we can look at treating that. Let look at some guidelines that may help you into getting that skin that you want.
1. This is MOST important - No home surgery (by this I mean no picking or squeezing this would be adding to your scarring and also the spread of your
2. Invest in a good home care routine:
? Double cleansing morning and night – a natural foaming cleanser would be ideal
? Exfoliating 2-3 times a week, no more as this could add to your acne. Salicylic acid would be the best ingredient as it helps to clear your acne
? Using a masque would be great to apply after you exfoliate – a clay based masque would be perfect.
? To finish off an oil free moisturiser with an SPF for the day and without an SPF for night.
3. Have a professional Skin Treatment every 6 weeks. Here you can have a professional strength exfoliation and also have some extractions done.
Both of these will really help in reducing that acne for you.
Good luck and don’t get so down on yourself.