My skin is not flawless, but thank you for saying that!
You need to use things that will you work for your skin type. There are quizzes you can take to find out your skin type to see what it is if you do not know. You may want to take a few to make sure the results are consistent:
Once you know your skin type, you can then search products that will work best for them. If you send me another message with your skin type after those quizzes, I can be much more specific with helping you.
As far as the scars, you can try a couple of natural things.
Only do this whole process about once a week, depending on the sensitivity of your skin & how it handles it. You can do the lemon part every night though if your skin takes it well.
- Cleanse your face first
- Steam your pores. You can use a steamer if you have one, and if not, you can either boil water and then situate your face just close enough so you can catch some of the steam or you can wet a clean washcloth, throw it in the microwave & then take out & place on your face for about 5-10 minutes. Check to make sure the wash cloth is not too hot first!
- Use a scrub. I like to simply use organic sugar with water as a paste, but you can also use a store bought scrub like St. Ive’s
- Rinse, and pat your face dry. Make sure you are gentle!
- Take a Q-tip and soak it in lemon juice & apply to your face. You can put it all over your face to brighten your whole face or only on trouble spots like your dark spots.
- Do not rinse the lemon juice. You will likely feel a tingle, but try to resist washing it off unless your skin becomes very irritated (it can happen to some people). Wait until your face dries completely
2. Organic honey
Honey is very moisturizing and a natural antibiotic. This can lighten the scars as well as making your skin look brighter & dewier and it may actually help prevent some break outs. It’s gentle and can be used on a daily basis if you want & if your skin takes the honey well.
- After washing (and exfoliating, if you are going to that day) your skin, take organic honey (Manuka honey is best) and apply an even layer on your face.
- Let it sit anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, and then rinse
- You may not need to use a moisturizer after this, because it is very moisturizing in & of itself, but you can still use a moisturizer if you have dry skin (I do).
Vitamin E Oil, Rosehip seed Oil
- If your skin can take the application of natural oils without breaking out, you may want to consider rubbing either one of the above oils in your scars. I have never personally tried the rosehip seed oil, but the vitamin e oil works pretty nice.
When it comes to the acne, like I said before, it depends on your skin type, but there are some things you may want to read up on & try them out. It may take some trial and error before you find out what works for you, but don’t get discouraged.
Remember to introduce only one new thing into the routine at a time so you can see how your skin reacts and know you can attribute the changes to that specific item.
You may want to try:
Good luck! You can come back with any other questions you may have!