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Acne & Scar Care [UPDATE 1]

I wrote about my acne and acne scars a couple days ago. I was trying to find ways to treat them so that I could have a clearer face and better skin. So I started the Korean skincare and started two home remedies. The first is lemon, where you squeeze lemon juice into a container, then use your fingers or a cotton swab to rub the juice directly onto your blemishes. I prefer using a cotton swab and putting it all over my face. I find that by putting the lemon juice all over my face instead of just the blemishes, it tightens my pores and prevents any more acne flare-ups. I also put the juice in other places where my acne comes from, like my back and chest areas.

These pictures are after one treatment and skipping a day.

These are pictures from right after I applied the lemon treatment.

I sat and did other things while I waited for my time to be up. The article said to leave it on for 10 min but I left it on for 30. If you have more sensitive skin that doesn’t really take acids well, I suggest sticking to 10 minutes or less. If you can’t tolerate acids at all without getting irritation or even a rash, I suggest going for another treatment that involves coconut oil. I am also doing the coconut treatment because I tend to have drier skin and the oil treatment softens my skin. I also got my roommate to try the coconut oil treatment because she also struggles with acne and scaring but she is sensitive to acids.

After my 30 minutes where up, I took a washcloth, wet it down with warm water, and wiped off the lemon juice. Then I started on the coconut treatment. I put a scoop of coconut oil in a glass cup and microwaved it for 30 seconds. I applied the oil all over my face, chest, and back. I continuously rubbed it in for 10 minutes straight. After the 10 minutes, I decided to put some in my hair as well. I waited an hour after applying to take a shower. Once I was done, I put on a peel-off facemask, then toned my skin, put on snail essence, and face lotion.

This is how my face looked after that.

Ill put before and after pictures side by side.

I think my face has improved. If you try this out, let me know how it works for you in the comments!

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Acne & Scar Care

I have always struggled on and off with acne and acne scarring. I also have the horrible habit of picking at my face. So to help my acne, I started a Korean beauty program. It’s a ten step program that has helped me clear up my acne. The routine is below.74e5a0acd4fcd5536b8603dcf43e5036

You don’t have to do all 10 steps every time, only do the steps that your skin needs. For example, if you have oily skin, only do the sleeping pack or the cream. Also don’t exfoliate if there is nothing really to exfoliate.

So if you look at the photo below, you can see my acne. Granted, I have make up on but they are still clear to see.

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But at the same time, I would have pretty clear skin. This photo was taken around a year ago.

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After my birth control rod started running out, I started to get acne everywhere. Once I started the Korean skincare program, my face cleared up! Downside is I have an ungodly amount of acne scars. I wanted to try to treat them naturally so I went straight to the internet. I found this website that has many ways to help scarring with things you might already have around the house. I’ll leave the link HERE.

So on February 20th, 2018, I chose to do the lemon where you just put some juice on the scars and wait a couple minutes and the coconut oil where you massage lukewarm oil into your skin for 10 minutes and leave it there for an hour. Here is what I looked like right after I put it on.

Then after a little over an hour later, this is is how my face looked.

I can see that my face is not as red. It’s not a big change but I think if I continue doing this every day my redness will clear up. I’ll continue to show my progress as it happens, so stay tuned!