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How to get rid of acne scars fast

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As a 30 something old year female, I have had my own fair share of dealing with acne years ago. It was a horrible expensive and one I cannot forget ever! Acne sucks! Most of us cam testify to how horrible acne is and the scars it can leave behind. I have been able to get rid of all my acne scars thankfully, which is why I decided to write this how to get rid of acne scars fast post. Here are some useful skincare tips that may help you get rid of your acne scars fast.

 

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Use Vitamin C skincare products

Vitamin C skincare products are great for lightening acne scars and hyperpigmentation. It also stops new dark spots from appearing. I find Vitamin C serums great to use. They have helped clear my acne scars and I still implement Vitamin C products into my daily skincare routine. My current favourite is this Viola Skin Anti-Ageing Vitamin C Serum.

 

 

 

Exfoliate your skin weekly

Exfoliating your skin every week is a great way to improve your facial skin and get rid of acne scars if any. Getting rid of dead skin cell with a facial brush is a quick and effective way of exfoliating today. I use my exfoliating facial brush once a week and it leaves my skin looking smooth and supple. Exfoliating the skin, scar will reveal the smoother skin beneath. If you are battling with acne, you should try this Magnitone London First Step Vibra Sonic Compact Face Cleansing Brush below. 

 

 

 

Laser Treatment

If you are battling with serious acne scars, laser acne scar removal treatment may be the best solution for you. There are now ways to reduce the appearance of acne scars thanks to the advancement in technology. I would recommend this for extreme cases only. If you are dealing with mild acne scars, you can easily get rid of them with the right skincare routine.

 

 

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Use Sunscreen

This is a no brainer but still worth a mention. You should apply sunscreen to protect your skin; use a minimum of SPF 30. This will also help you get rid of the acne scars gradually and protect your skin from more damage.

 

Stop picking the face

No matter how tempting it is to pick your face when you have acne, try not to! Picking your face will only lead to more acne scars that may take years to go away.

 

Cleanse the face

Cleansing your face is important to ensure your skin stays clean and healthy. Sleeping with makeup on is the last thing your skin needs, especially when you are trying to get rid of acne scars. It is also important to use the right cleanser and the right amount of cleanser – the size of a water bottle lid.

 

There are many home remedies for getting rid of acne scars like the use of Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil, Lemon Juice, Baking Soda, and more. These are based on many different experiences and worth trying if the tried and tested methods don’t work for you.

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Why I take daily showers and moisturise my skin everyday

Growing up, taking daily showers and moisturising was the norm. I didn’t know of any other way to keep clean. Later in life, I found out so many other people don’t take daily showers and do not moisturise everyday, and I was like what? I am now used to the fact that not everyone has daily showers. Many people think their skin is more healthy if they skip a shower a day or 2. I disagree with that. No shower means they have no reason to moisturise (their opinion). Some do shower more regularly but see no reason why they should moisturise their skin afterwards. I disagree.

 

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Why I take daily showers

I can’t imagine not taking daily showers. Even when I feel ill, I feel instantly better after a shower/bath. Water has the power like that. It could just be my mindset and my upbringing that has me set in my ways. But I can’t imagine deliberately having showers only a couple of days a week. I think I  will feel very dirty.

The whole idea of daily showers drying out the skin is a myth as far as I know. My skin looks great for a 30 something year old mum of 2. As long as the shower isn’t too warm, and you are not in there for ages, your skin will be fine. I always use natural soaps/bodywash , so nothing too harsh on my skin. And I don’t scrub my skin too hard. Gentle scrubbing with mild bodywash/soap and not too warm shower works great for my skin and my mental health. Also, moisturising your skin immediately after having a shower would help replenish any lost moisture. More on that below.

 

Why I moisturise my skin everyday

Using the right skincare products for your skin type is also very important. I always make sure I have the right skincare products stocked in my bathroom cabinet for my daily routine. As a beauty blogger, I come across all sorts of skincare/beauty products every week, and I always restock products that work great on my skin. It is very important to moisturise your skin everyday. It keeps your skin hydrated and looking supple. The moisturiser also helps your skin regain any lost moisture from showering.

I always apply my moisturiser immediately after showering. That way my skin can soak in all the goodness.

 

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I know my skincare routine won’t work for everyone but it works great for me. The thought of deliberating skipping daily showers and moisturising makes me itch 😊

Benefits of Rice Water for Skin

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In several Asian cultures, rice is considered the staple source of carbohydrates which is often paired with meat and vegetable dishes. For centuries, the water used in making rice has been collected and used as a multipurpose beauty ingredient for skin and hair care. It is also used by several people to relieve stomach problems, fever, and other bacterial infections.

 

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While the ingredient has been used for centuries, and several companies like Missha have noticed its effects and have done added research in making them into serums and toners. In fact, there were studies on how sake or rice wine makers tend to have smoother and more youthful looking hands compared to others which many concluded is the power of the antioxidants rice water contain coupled with the fermentation process.

Today, plain rice water can be used in many beauty regimens whether it be bought or obtained by hand. The type of rice doesn’t really matter so long as the person isn’t adding any chemicals into the concoction. If you are curious on how they can greatly benefit your skin in particular, here are some known benefits that this simple ingredient provides:

 

Used with cleansing

Washing your face with rice water paired with your cleanser ensures a porcelain finish that lightens and brightens your skin almost instantly while giving you a smooth, soft, and seemingly flawless skin tone.

 

As a toner

You can also use toner after washing your face by dabbing your cotton pad and immediately applying it to cleansed skin. The result would be that it helps minimizes pores and tightens your skin, leaving it firm and more elastic within a week.

 

Acne treatment

People who are prone to acne may use rice water as a topical solution. Simply apply it over the acne area with a cotton ball which results in less redness. You can also mix equal portions of rice water, bentonite clay, and activate charcoal to make a DIY face mask. Leave it on your face for 20 minutes and wash off with warm water to reduce inflammation.

 

Treat eczema

Aside from acne, rice water can treat eczema which is a common skin condition characterized by bumpy rashes anywhere on the skin. For a more effective treatment, mix rice water with apple cider vinegar in a bottle. Dab on the solution with a cotton pad and massage it into the area to soothe and dry out the bumps.

 

Face mist

Throughout the day, the skin often suffers from stress causing factors which may be a result of work or several tasks that many have to deal with. For an instant lift, simply spray your face with rice water and let it sit for a few moments for absorption. You’ll have visibly brighter and more youthful looking skin. Additionally, if you are looking to save some money on serums, you can bottle your own rice water and use it daily.

 

Soothes sunburns

Rice water offers cooling properties that can be used to treat sunburns. Immediately apply to the skin to prevent it from becoming worse over time. You can also use aloe vera for its hydrating and extra cooling properties.

 

 

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There is no doubt that there is no shortage to the numerous benefits that rice water provides. As a natural antioxidant source and soothing element, you too can make your own rice water. Here are some steps to follow:

 

  1. Grab a bowl of uncooked rice and wash it with cold water. You need to do this for three times until the remaining water is clean.
  2. Boil the rice or use a rice cooker and wait for it to be completely finished.
  3. Drain the boiled water in a pot and pour it into another container. Make sure there are no grains left in the water.
  4. Let it cool and store it in a glass jar for future use.

 

While there are several ways to gather rice water (soaked, after cooking, and fermented). The easiest to obtain would be to use the cooked rice water version as it helps eliminate potential bacteria that the grains may have collected during harvest. Like most skin care products, one should always perform a patch test, especially if they have sensitive skin types. To do this, simple dab some water on your wrist and wait for any redness or signs of allergy. For added safety, consult with your dermatologist to see if rice water is generally safe for use. Don’t forget to use SPF after your regimen to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

 

 

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