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  Home Remedies for Teenage Acne .....................................................................................................3
  Acne Vulgaris – Causes and Treatments .............................................................................................5
  Cosmeceuticals & You .........................................................................................................................7
  Get A Fishy Fish Pedicure ....................................................................................................................9
  How To Choose & Apply The BEST Self Tanner? ...............................................................................11
  What Causes Acne & How To Treat It ...............................................................................................13
  Discount Women’s Perfume .............................................................................................................15
  Skin Dermabrasion for Facial Acne Scar Treatment & Removal .......................................................17
  Permanent Makeup – Eyeliner & Lipliner .........................................................................................19
  How To Soften Skin Naturally With Natural Moisturizers .................................................................21
  The Best Makeup Brushes For A Flawless Face .................................................................................23
  Give Yourself A Pedicure At Home ....................................................................................................24
  Mineral Makeup – Do Bare Escentuals & Pur Minerals Work?.........................................................25
  Homemade Facial Masks That Work .................................................................................................27
  How To Get Rid Of Acne Scars Fast ...................................................................................................29

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Home Remedies for Teenage Acne
by Jayna Davis

Teenagers hate acne, of course, and they’re also the people most prone to it. It was the big
thing back in the ’80s and ’90s to have teenage acne or pimples leap out of nowhere and
ruin a wedding, dance or recital. Teenage acne was the equivalent of the social plague as it
was a social status death. Usually, there would be a mad dash for some acne solution or
some home remedies for acne so that they can make it to the prom as smooth as a baby’s

Luckily, acne treatments are no longer the exclusive realm of skin doctors or dermatologists
as it can be handled from home with the right items. Here are some ways you can keep your
face spic-and-span without having to go to a skin clinic.


A knife that spreads can also cut and the oatmeal that can feed you can also become a fine
example of a home-available acne solution. Simply cook the aforementioned oatmeal and
then spread it out on your face. Apply it as cleanly and evenly as you can and simply wash it
after a few minutes. It absorbs the oil on your face, clearing up the acne in the process.

Lemon Juice

One of the more complex home remedies for acne involves lemon juice. Create a mixture
that consists of equal parts lemon juice and rose water, then use a cotton ball to apply it to
the acne-affected area. Make sure that the application stays on for around an hour then
wash it thoroughly with water. This isn’t a quick solution, though, as it takes around two to
three weeks for it to really kick in.


Apparently, toothpaste isn’t just for your teeth as it finds itself a part of a very effective acne
solution. Putting toothpaste on the offending pimple before you go to sleep or overnight can
reducing the amount of redness and swelling. It’s a popular acne solution as it is readily
available. Just make sure you’re actually using the paste as the gel doesn’t work this way.
Also, don’t apply it on a ruptured pimple lesion as it might get infected.

Eating Healthy

The best home remedies for acne are those that you can easily incorporate into your daily
routine. Staying healthy can actually help keep your face clear; that means eating fruits and
vegetables, each one as fresh as you can get it. Five servings of the stuff should be present
in your diet to maximize effectiveness when it comes to your face. In fact, this should be
combined with other acne treatment to further maximize its effectiveness. This leads to a
cleaner body through the help of fiber and, thus, less oily skin.

Popping the Problem

If these don’t work for you, you don’t have to fret and freak as there are literally dozens of
other acne treatments and home remedies for teenage acne around the world. Talk to some
friends or go visit a forum on the good old internet and you’ll find a lot of other ideas. Don’t

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worry, as there’s probably one acne solution somewhere out there that will work wonderfully
for you. If you don’t find it at first, just keep trying. And maybe, it’s time to visit that
dermatologist after all.

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Acne Vulgaris – Causes and Treatments
by Jayna Davis

Acne has long been the sworn enemy of people about to go to prom or, at least, are about to
get their picture taken. According to movies, it always seems to pop up right at the morning
when you really don’t want it to come.

While that happens every now and then, movies are astoundingly inaccurate and rarely pay
attention to reality – just check out Independence Day or the various failures in physics
fantastically represented in The Core. They did get one thing about acne vulgaris right: it is
almost certainly universally unwelcome.

Acne vulgaris treatments and causes vary from person to person in terms of effectiveness.
People around the world are looking for the acne solution that will work for them and,
hopefully, the following will able to help them achieve that goal.

Acne Vulgaris – The Cause

Sounds lewd, but it really isn’t. It’s just something that affects over 80% of the people in the
world at one point or another. There are plenty of names and forms for acne vulgaris, from
pimples, zits and blackheads to blemishes and whiteheads. But one thing is sure, acne
vulgaris can cause a lot of emotional aggravation for adults and teenagers alike. It may start
at puberty and may well continue to haunt adults in their forties or beyond.

Acne vulgaris can be partly hereditary or genetic, so if your parents have it, you’re most
likely vulnerable to it. Hormonal changes brought about by puberty, menstrual cycle or stress
can also be blamed for the occurrence of acne vulgaris. Any one of these hormonal
activities, or a combination thereof, causes the sebaceous glands to go into hyperactive
mode triggering the outbreaks.

Acne vulgaris can also occur when oil or even dead skin cells clog up your pores, or when
bacteria accumulates in the pores due to improper hygiene. Use of anabolic steroids or
taking medications containing barbiturates or androgens can also cause acne vulgaris.

The severity of the acne and, thus, of the required treatments for acne vulgaris ranges from
person to person and usually case to case. Some people have severe and intense
occurrences with literally hundreds of pimples blemishing their face, neck and back, while
others are lucky enough to get only one or two.

Acne Vulgaris Treatments

Acne vulgaris treatments varies on the exact type you’re suffering from and the severity of
the condition itself. The best approach that most doctors will advise you of is to simply
combine treatments to maximize the chances of affecting acne vulgaris positively.

Mild Acne Vulgaris Treatment

Mild acne vulgaris ranges from whiteheads, blackheads and, of course, the eponymous
pimple. Treatments for acne vulgaris of a mild severity requires simple actions, such as
using mild soaps like Dove. The more common method of handling it involves Clearasil and
Benzac or anything that has benzoyl peroxide as main ingredient which is every effective

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against acne vulgaris. Acne solution such as these should be enough to handle most mild
outbreaks. If they’re not effective, you might have a more severe case than you think.

Moderate To Severe Outbreak Treatment

This is when treatments for acne vulgaris tend to be combined to truly affect a change. Cysts
and nodules or deeper blemishes matter a whole lot – these are the ones that tend to leave
scars. Most doctors and dermatologists actually end up prescribing antibiotics as well to help
you heal.

Treatments involve a combination of most of the same stuff involved in mild acne vulgaris
treatment and with some additions. Larger pimples and cysts should actually be drained by a
professional to prevent most of the scarring. Antibiotic gels and oral antibiotics also feature
prominently in this case.

Home Treatments for Acne Vulgaris

Treating yourself well at home can easily aid in handling the random flare-ups that most
teens and even some adults tend to experience. Gently washing your face once or twice a
day does wonders. Go with water-based products. Milky cleansers and cold creams can end
up aggravating the problem and making it worse, so does lip gloss and lipstick that are
loaded with oils.

Everyone knows that squeezing and popping pimples is generally a bad idea, but people do
it anyway. Squeezing and popping zits and pimples can lead to a whole lot of nastiness,
from mild infections to permanent scarring. So, once again, never squeeze your pimples
even if you’re tempted to do so.

You can also head to your local drugstore to buy some cheap treatments for acne vulgaris.
Benzac, Clearasil and Benoxyl can help unclog pores, prevent the onset or reduce the
occurrence of acne vulgaris. Alpha-hydroxy acids can dry up those annoying blemishes and
can cause the topmost skin layer to peel off. This item is easily found in various facial
treatments from moisturizers to sunscreens. Salicylic acid, also found in Clearasil, does
pretty much the same thing that alpha-hydroxy acids do.

Make sure to consult with a dermatologist before self-medicating or you may end up using
treatments for acne vulgaris too much, which can lead to worsening of the condition or you
might end up using too little and changing nothing.

Hacking the Acne

Acne is a difficult thing to handle for some people while others seem to be dealing with their
acne vulgaris extremely well. It’s all in the way you deal with your acne vulgaris. If you’re not
okay with “you” as an individual, no amount of treatments for acne vulgaris will help you feel

There’s always going to be something wrong with your external self, some blemish you can
pick at or something that you want to fix. But, it is best to fix what you can and be contented
and happy with what you can’t. Acne vulgaris is just a pockmark that you can beat with some
medication, after all.

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Cosmeceuticals & You
by Jayna Davis

I like keeping my skin healthy, so I try and keep my eye out for products that could slow
down or prevent skin aging and help me deal with skin problems like acne flare-ups or
chronic dryness.

Unsurprisingly, most of the products I end up finding usually fall under a relatively new
category of skin products called “cosmeceuticals.”
This is a pretty obvious thing to mention, but I really just have to put it out there, in case
anyone misses out on it: “cosmeceuticals” is a kind of combination word made up of
“cosmetics,” and “pharmaceuticals.”

There. Now that that part of my little definition-of-terms is out of the way, I can go on to say
that, cosmeceuticals are primarily cosmetic products that are applied to the skin and claim to
have active ingredients that are powerful or effective enough to have the same kind of
healing effects on the skin as drugs have on the rest of the body.

Hold On a Second, is “Cosmeceuticals” Even a Real Word?

Actually, that was the first question I asked. I mean, it kind of sounds like some sort of bogus
marketing gimmick meant to draw in hypochondriac skin-care addicts who want to be able to
apply their flu medication by smearing it on their faces or something.

As it turns out though, “cosmeceutical” is an actual term. It isn’t recognized by the Federal
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and neither are cosmeceutical products subject to FDA

Ok, so “cosmeceuticals” isn’t a legally recognized term, but it HAS been around, and it’s
used in cosmetic advertising to describe topically applied skincare products with active
ingredients like botanicals, antioxidants, vitamins, essential oils, and herbs.

What’s Up With Cosmeceuticals?

Alright, let’s clear something up first: cosmeceuticals are cosmetic products. They’re usually
safe to apply without prescription, but are meant to serve a specific skin-care function.
Cosmeceuticals include anti-aging products, mild acne-management creams, and products
meant to help people deal with skin problems like chronically dry or oily skin. Hypoallegenic
cosmetics are also often marketed as cosmeceuticals, since they’re formulated a special
way, with a specific problem in mind.

One of the biggest criticisms that a lot of people have of cosmeceuticals and the usage of
the term is that it can be misleading. People who aren’t very familiar with cosmeceuticals
might think that products marketed as such could be used for medical purposes. They might
also think that these products go through the rigorous testing that medical drugs have to
undergo, for quality control and efficacy.

Sure, these products are tested for safety, but as far as effectiveness is concerned, as the
old folks say; ”The proof of the pudding is in the eating.”

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If it’s manufactured by a reliable company, then a cosmeceutical anti-aging cream, for
example, will probably effectively make skin healthier and get rid of a few of those fine lines
that people seem to hate so much. Not all cosmeceuticals are created equal though, and
some products might not effectively deliver on their promises at all.

Your best bet, when buying cosmeceuticals, is to research, ask questions, and have a sense
of humor, if the product you buy turns out to be a dud.

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Get A Fishy Fish Pedicure
by Jayna Davis

The fish pedicure has got to be the cutest foot-care treatment I’ve ever heard of. Before you
ask, yes, the term “fish pedicure” is exactly what it sounds like: fish giving you a pedicure.

Getting Your Feet Wet

Conventionally, people would use razors to get rid of any scales or calluses they have on
their feet. It’s not exactly the safest or most comfortable way to go about it, but it’s one of the
cheapest and commonest ways to smooth down scaly feet.

A great alternative to razors is the fish pedicure. It doesn’t involve any sharp objects
scraping dangerously close to major arteries, just some warm water, and a lot of really small
fish. Depending on where you get your underwater foot treatment, you could be plunging
your tootsies into a warm footbath with a hundred or more of these tiny, toothless carp called
garra rufa.

These fish thrive in hot water, which, unsurprisingly, doesn’t really support much of the
aquatic life they eat. So, when a tasty human foot comes along, they’ll swim up to you and
eat their fill of your dead skin. Usually, letting the fish go at it for about fifteen to thirty
minutes is enough for most people to come out of it with really soft, completely callus-free

A lot of spas will follow up their fish treatment with an actual pedicure, which many say
becomes a lot easier because of how soft the skin becomes after the fish are done with you.

No Worries About Piranha Movies

Being toothless, these little guys won’t be able to get to any of your live skin, so if you’re
worried about suffering the fate of a movie extra in a piranha flick, stop. Barring a really
unlikely freak accident where a stray fish might mistakenly decide to swim up places where
“the sun don’t shine,” garra rufa are harmless to humans.

And they’re really cute.

On top of that, even though these guys are essentially eating your skin, a lot of customers
say that it doesn’t hurt when they do. They say it’s more of a ticklish, tingly sensation, like
your foot’s fallen asleep or being really gently massaged.

Doctor Fish!

The whole fish spa thing got its start in Turkey, but it’s spread to a lot of parts of Asia, and
it’s making a bit of a splash in the United States, too.

In the US though, even though the novelty of the fish pedicure has made it a hit among
customers, US health officials are still a little worried about whether or not using skin-eating
fish to clean your feet of extra stuff would be particularly sanitary. A lot of people swear by it
though, and a lot of the time, customers have nothing but praise for the treatment.

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Garra rufa are also referred to as “doctor fish” and “nibble fish” and for good reason: When
they nibble away at your dead skin, they can also relieve some of the symptoms of skin
conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and skin asthma. A few minutes in a tub full of these great
little guys will give your smooth, younger-looking skin that all but glows with health.

What could possibly be cuter than that?

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How To Choose & Apply The BEST Self Tanner?
by Jayna Davis

A great tan can effortlessly add a great, sun-kissed touch of glamour to any look. Of course,
given issues like the hole in the Ozone Layer, the dangers of ultraviolet radiation, skin
cancer, and the fact that too much sunlight actually speeds up skin aging, getting a real tan
can be a risky affair.

This is why sunless tans, or self tanners are so popular nowadays. Of course, unless you
already know how to apply self tanner, doing so can be risky business. It’s also important to
find the best self tanners for your skin tone and skin type, so that you don’t end up looking
fake or –heaven forbid!- orange.

What is a Self Tanner?

A self tanner is any skin product that can deepen or darken a person’s skin without having to
expose it to ultraviolet light. The effect most self tanning products try to go for is the kind of
sun-kissed look a person might get after spending a few hours frolicking in the beach without
sun block.

How Do You Choose the Best Self Tanners To Use?

                      Not all self tanners are created equal, and just like each person has his or
                      her own unique body chemistry, every self tanner has its own individual

                     Before trying on any of these products, it’s best to do a spot test by
                     applying a little bit of it to your skin so that you can make sure that you
aren’t allergic to it and that it actually works on you and doesn’t look fake.

The most effective and easy to apply non-dye self tanners are the ones that contain
dihydroxyactenton, or DHA. These reacted directly with amino acids on the epidermis to
create a browning effect called the Maillard reaction, which also happens to certain kinds of
food, like breads and caramelizing sugars.

These products can come in cream, gel, or even spray form, and examples of good self
tanner brands are Neutrogena Instant Bronze, Deep, which has both a bronze tint that
deepens your skin color right away as well as tanning action that sets in as early as thirty
minutes thereafter.

Environmental Shield Self Tanner SPF 15 is another great self tanner to try. It has SPF
protection, and can manifest in two hours. This is the best self tanner to use if you plan on
going to the beach, or spend the day outside, since it already has SPF.

Be warned though, to keep from getting streaky, it’s best not to swim or shower until your tan
has set in and become visible.

How Do You Apply Self Tanner?

To apply a self tanner, first make sure that your skin is clean, dry, and freshly exfoliated. For
even application, the areas to be tanned should also be bare of hair.

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With a pair of cheap, disposable gloves, apply the self tanner evenly on your skin, working
your way up, from foot to face. Rub the lotion into one part of your skin until it’s completely
absorbed, then move on to the next section of skin. Keep on doing this until you’ve covered
the area you want to cover, and throw away your gloves.

Even the best self tanners can take anywhere from twenty minutes to an hour before it sets
in completely. The first thing to remember in learning how to apply self tanner is to put it on
totally evenly. Try not to touch anything or bend until your tanner is completely dry.

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What Causes Acne & How To Treat It
by Jayna Davis

When I was fourteen, I had really nasty acne. I swear, I looked like a cross between the
moon, and a diseased tomato; my skin was pockmarked, oily, and red, and my cheeks and
forehead were almost completely covered with pimples.

I sought out a lot of different acne treatments, but I didn’t find anything that would make my
acne go away. It baffled and frustrated me, until I realized that what causes acne can usually
be traced back to the hormonal imbalances of puberty, and the fortunate –or unfortunate-
circumstances that surround a person’s genetics.

Acne: Knowing My Enemy

As a kid, I didn’t really care very much for my skin problems; I wasn’t that concerned about
my looks, and since I was neither popular nor a social punching bag for the hormonal shark
tank that is an all-girls Catholic school, my classmates didn’t give me much grief over my

It wasn’t until my face actually began to hurt from all of the inflamed skin that I decided to try
and do something about it.

The first thing I did of course; was to try and figure out what my skin condition was in the first
place. After a little research, I found out that what causes acne –which is actually called acne
vulgaris- can usually be traced back to teenaged hormonal imbalance and overactive skin oil

Acne vulgaris is a skin condition where a person’s sebaceous glands (the oil-producing
glands in the skin found around the hair follicle) get blocked. When this happens, the sebum
or skin oil which is usually supposed to drain to the skin’s surface and nourish the skin cells
there, become a breeding ground for bacteria.

There are two kinds of acne, and a person can have both types at the same time: non-
inflammatory acne, and inflammatory acne.

Non-Inflammatory Acne

In this particular kind of acne, the blocked gland can cause skin blemishes called
comedones: what people usually refer to as whiteheads and blackheads.


Whiteheads are comedones which show up as small, white spots. In a whitehead, the
sebum and the bacteria around the sebum are trapped underneath the skin’s surface. The
hair follicle’s opening is slightly enlarged, and the skin’s surface is sometimes raised just a
tiny bit. Luckily, whiteheads tend to be really small: almost invisible in fact, and if the follicle
wall doesn’t rupture, the sebum usually gets released to the surface and heals on its own.


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Blackheads, on the other hand, are when the pore of the hair follicle opens, and the sebum
trapped there oxidizes and becomes brown or black. Blackheads may look like dirt, but they
can’t be washed or scrubbed away. On the bright side though, they often go away on their
own, since the sebum in blackheads actually drains to the skin’s surface; it just does so
really slowly.

Inflammatory Acne

Inflammatory acne happens when the follicular walls of one of the skin’s pores breaks. White
blood cells rush in to try and heal the problem, but instead, the pus forms, and the pore
swells up.

Usually, inflammatory acne starts out as a papule; or a small, red bump created by trapped
sebum, bacteria, and pus. If the papule doesn’t heal, it can become a pustule, which forms a
few days after.

White blood cells finally make their way to the skin’s surface, and the papule finally becomes
what people refer to as a pimple or a zit.
If the zit doesn’t heal, it can go on to become a nodule, which is when the follicle breaks and
collapses completely so that a sore and inflamed bump appears. The worst kind of
inflammatory reaction is called a cyst, where the inflamed area becomes quite big, and pus-
filled lesions appear.

Aside from being pretty damn gross, cysts can hurt an awful lot, and a visit to the
dermatologist is usually in order.

Treating Acne

The first thing you have to remember about acne is that you aren’t supposed to touch it!
Usually, picking or touching the affected area can aggravate the problem, especially if the
area you’re touching has inflammatory acne. Poked and prodded, a whitehead can become
a papule, then a pustule, then a nodule, then a cyst, and if proper acne treatment isn’t given,
scarring can occur.

Acne treatments run the gamut; from simply practicing good hygiene, maintaining a
balanced diet, and waiting out the hormonal mess that is puberty, to hormone treatments
and laser surgery.

The most common acne treatments usually don’t address what causes acne per se –the
blocked pores- but the effects: increased bacteria. Topical creams and ointments that kill
bacteria are the most easily accessible, and are best for milder forms of acne.

Others, like hormone treatments, deal directly with what causes acne the most often: the
hormonal imbalances that can result in the overproduction of sebum. This kind of acne
treatment is mostly effective only for women. It and can often be as simple as taking oral

For a more unisex approach, having a dermatologist inject cortisone directly into an
especially large or uncooperative pimple can have immediate positive effects. Of course, if
you plan on using these kinds of treatments, it’s important to consult with a professional.

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Discount Women’s Perfume
by Jayna Davis

Perfume is any mixture of aroma compounds, essential oils, fixatives, and solvents meant to
create a pleasant smell. Perfume might have been around for a few millennia, but perfumery
and the perfume industry’s introduction to the western world only came around during the
Renaissance, in the fourteenth century.

At the time, it was almost exclusively used by the wealthy and the aristocracy to cover up for
the fact that people back then didn’t bathe that often. Perfume’s come a long way since then.
It isn’t just a luxury for the super-rich anymore.

Sure, there are still a lot of designer perfumes that can cost an arm, a leg, and the better part
of a torso, but there are a lot of discount perfumes available as well. They’re pretty easy to
find, actually. Figuring out where to buy discount womens perfume, for example, can be as
easy as typing out the object of your search on a search bar.

What are the Different Kinds of Perfumes?

Ever wonder why sometimes, in the perfume world, a tiny vial barely the size of a little kid’s
pinky finger can cost sooooooooooo much more than a bottle the size of a coffee mug?
Brand names aside, one of the reasons for this is usually because of the type of perfume it
                  might be. Perfume types vary according to the amount of essential oil or
                  aromatic compound is mixed in with the solvent –usually, the solvent is a
                  mix of water and ethanol.

                 Perfume extract, or extrait has fifteen to forty percent aromatic compounds.
                 These are typically the most expensive. With extrait, a little bit can really go
a long way, which is another reason why its price tag can be so much higher.

Eau de parfum has ten to twenty percent, eau de toilette has five to fifteen percent, eau de
cologne traditionally has three to eight percent aromatic compound in its mixture and these
compounds are usually a mix of citrus oils –like lime, bergamot, and petitgrain- although
lately, it’s become a catch-all term for formulations with two to five percent aromatic

In comparison to extrait, splashes and after shaves normally come in formulations with only
one to three percent aromatic compounds.

Of course, in individual brands the formulations can vary, but most of the time, discount
perfumes are available nonetheless.

Where Can I Find Discount Perfumes?

If you’re willing to wait, a lot of beauty stores and perfume shops could have special discount
sales during particular times of the year. One online perfume store, for example, runs a
special sale especially for Mother’s Day, where discount womens perfumes of all types get
their prices slashed by ten percent if they’re bought on or before Mother’s Day.

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Outlet stores and certain websites also have a lot of discount perfume offerings. Some
websites will let you buy discount womens perfumes and discount mens perfumes for up to
eighty to seventy percent less than they would cost you at retail prices!

As old and long as the history of perfumery might be though, perfumes themselves don’t last
forever; even the best perfumes can go rancid over time, so before buying any discount
perfumes, try and get a whiff to make sure that it’ll serve its purpose and keep you smelling
nice, not nasty.

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Skin Dermabrasion for Facial Acne Scar Treatment &
by Jayna Davis

Treating acne and the craters that it sometimes leaves is becoming easier by the day,
though some may not be that affordable. Some people may find that after their bouts with
acne, another issue must be boldly faced: acne scars – some barely noticeable, others deep
and aggravation-inducing. Interestingly enough, a lot of people actually find themselves
without scarring after their acne-ridden years. However, if you think that your face is cratered
like the surface of the moon, facial acne scar treatment can vary from a simple treatment to
skin dermabrasion or surgical scraping.

How Do Acne Scars Occur?

Acne scar removal is a common practice as acne scarring is fairly common. When an acne
lesion has healed, either from natural or forced popping, it tends to leave a reddish mark on
the skin. This mark isn’t the scar but what is called a post-inflammatory change. This
redness is part of the remodeling that the skin is up to and it takes around half a year to a full
year. It is during this time that it’ll either end up as smooth skin or an actual scar.

It is best not to cause those lesions in the first place and not require acne scar removal but if
you’re there already, you’ll be happy to know that it’s not too late. Prevention is best,
however, which largely revolves around protecting your skin properly such as wearing
enough sunscreen and, of course, not just picking at the scabs themselves.

Skin Dermabrasion

Skin dermabrasion aims to smooth out your face, making it look better. Skin dermabrasion
isn’t just for acne scar removal, it’s also for the removal of all sorts of scars, such as those
from accidents. It can also handle and smooth out the finer wrinkles on your face. For
deeper acne scar removal, something called dermaplaning is done instead.

There are other options than these surface repair jobs, such as a chemical peel. In fact, that
might be coupled with skin dermabrasion or dermaplaning to maximize the outcome of the

Something you should consider before taking on this facial acne scar treatment is that it
might not work for you. Technology only goes so far – luckily, so does foresight, as your
dermatologist can examine your status and see if you’re a proper candidate for
dermabrasion. Age usually doesn’t matter as much as the current state of your acne. If it is
currently active, undergoing skin dermabrasion or dermaplaning can cause severe skin
infections and cause more trouble than you were expecting. Previous skin treatments can
also modify and affect your candidacy.

Skin Deep

Although skin dermabrasion is basically a simple surgery, it also carries with it some inherent
risks. For the most part, the greatest risk you face, even with the most skilled dermatologists,
is some skin darkening; nothing life changing, unless you’re an actor or the like.

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Regardless, you still need to take care with facial acne scar treatment. It’s the first
impression that people will get of you and you want to make sure that the impression you
give is a good one. Take care of your face – it’ll repay you in spades.

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Permanent Makeup – Eyeliner & Lipliner
by Jayna Davis

I’m the kind of person who likes to look good, but dreads having to roll out of bed in the
mornings because I’ll have to go through all of the elaborate minutiae of makeup application.

Every morning is a personal war for me; and it sometimes got to the point where I would lie
in bed with the covers tucked over my head until two in the afternoon, simply because I
didn’t want to bother with my exceedingly tedious morning routine.

The thought has occasionally occurred to me to skip putting on makeup altogether, but I
haven’t left my house without makeup on since before I was in high school, and I don’t
intend on changing that now. A

fter another completely wasted Saturday morning spent lying in bed and trying to pretend
that I was still asleep though, I finally decided that I had had enough. I searched the internet
for permanent makeup options. I wanted to start out slowly; with a little permanent eyeliner
or permanent lip liner or semi permanent lip liner maybe.

What is permanent makeup?

If you’re wondering what permanent makeup is; it’s essentially makeup that’s been tattooed
directly onto a person’s face. The difference between permanent lip liner, for example, and
the butterfly tattoo a person might have had inked onto their lower back, is that whereas
tattoos are mostly meant to make a statement of some sort about somebody’s personality,
permanent makeup is simply meant to enhance (or slightly alter) whatever’s already there.

How is permanent makeup applied?

As mentioned in the last paragraph, permanent makeup is basically a bunch of tattoos. This
means that it is usually applied the same way tattoos are; except that they’re almost always
applied by a plastic surgeon, since facial skin is much more delicate than the skin in most of
the rest of the body, and since the tattoos are usually placed really close to important parts
of the body, like the eyes.

Does applying permanent makeup hurt?

The short answer to that one is “yes.” Getting a tattoo is essentially getting punctured a lot of
times with an ink-filled needle. A permanent makeup job will be essentially the same thing. A
permanent makeup machine; a device used specifically for the application of permanent
makeup will often be used; although it pretty much does the same thing a tattoo needle
does: deposit pigment into deep layers of skin.

With permanent makeup though, it isn’t applied as deeply, and since it’s applied to the face,
most plastic surgeons will apply topical or local anesthetic to whatever you want to put
permanent makeup on.

The most you will probably feel will be some minor discomfort, and there may be a bit of
swelling and stinging afterwards as well. You might want to ask your doctor about what you
can do to deal with the after-effects.

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What are the pros and cons of permanent makeup?

The first con is fairly obvious. It’s permanent. You’ll have it for the rest of your life. Or, since
it’s really likely that the ink will fade over time, you’ll have it for at least a few years. This
means that if you opted to have blue permanent eyeliner, you’re going to have to live with
that particular permanent eyeliner color for a while, unless you’re willing to undergo costly
and painful (usually more painful than the permanent makeup application process) tattoo
removal to get rid of it.

Of course, this is probably the reason why people get permanent makeup in the first place,
so it counts as a pro as well: the fact that it stays. It’s really a double-edged sword.

This is why if you want to get permanent makeup, you have to think long and hard before
making your decision; there aren’t any morning after take backsides once you have this kind
of makeup on your face. A lot of clinics and beauty centers where permanent makeup
services are being offered will also have specialists to help you with your color and design

To get the look you want and avoid infections, make sure that you get a cosmetologist or
permanent makeup specialist you trust, who uses sterilized equipment.

Another con to permanent makeup is the cost; something as simple as permanent eyeliner
can set you back anywhere from three hundred dollars, to a thousand. It does help you cut
back on the need to buy eyeliner every few weeks or months though, which does save you
some money. If you think about it, this isn’t that much of a con, really.

What about semi permanent makeup, like semi permanent lip liner? Is there a

That depends on who you’re talking to. Permanent makeup is often also called semi
permanent makeup; so you can opt to refer to your new lip liner job as semi permanent lip
liner or permanent lip liner. Sometimes though, there can be a small difference between
semi permanent and permanent makeup. Some brands or cosmetic lines will tout their
products or services as semi permanent makeup, but will actually refer to ordinary cosmetics
formulated to be especially long wearing.

Whether you’re planning on giving permanent makeup a try and going under the
cosmetologist’s needle with permanent eyeliner or semi permanent lip liner, or simply finding
some reeeeeeaaally long-wearing semi permanent lip liner though, getting the colors and
services that suit your needs can be easy, if you know what you’re looking for.

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How To Soften Skin Naturally With Natural
by Jayna Davis

Nothing feels nicer than soft, smooth skin, but even if you’re genetically blessed with really
great skin, unless you live in a tropical country, you’ll probably have to slather on even more
moisturizer once the winter months come around. Store-bought moisturizers and skin
treatments can cost a lot of money though, and if you want to make a few savings, all you
need to do is find out how to soften skin naturally.

You’ll not only get the benefit of making a few savings, but you’ll also be giving your skin a
treat that’s completely free of all the unpronounceable (and sometimes potentially harmful)
chemicals that can usually be found in the moisturizers and skin treatments you can buy in
plastic bottles. It’s pretty easy; you can glean a lot of great natural moisturizers from your
kitchen alone.

If you want to figure out how to soften skin naturally, it’s a really great idea to work on it from
the inside out. Something as simple as adding more fruits to your diet and staying hydrated
throughout the day by drinking plenty of water can actually do wonders to brighten up your
skin and keep it soft.

And the benefits don’t stop there, either. Staying sufficiently hydrated and consuming the
nutrients and fibers you get from fruits and vegetables can also show in healthier, bouncier
hair, more energy, a trimmer waistline, and better feelings all around.

Of course, if you don’t want to take my word for it, there are other ways that tweaking your
daily routine can help give you naturally softer skin. Hot showers, for example, may feel
absolutely wonderful during the colder months, but all of that hot water can actually cause
skin to dry out really badly.

Add that to the fact that when the weather’s cold, the dryness in the air can tend to seep out
the moisture in your skin and hair, and you’ve got a recipe for some really unpleasant winter
dryness. A cold, bracing shower at seven in the morning (or whatever time you wake up) can
seem like an advanced torture technique when it’s three degrees below zero outside, but
your skin will thank you for it. Just make sure you don’t catch pneumonia after getting out of
the shower.

Of course, aside from staying hydrated, eating the right kinds of food, and keeping the
shower’s temperature on low, moisturizing outright is a must too.

Snooping around your kitchen cupboards is actually a really good way to find great, all
natural moisturizers. For example, olive oil –yes, the stuff you put in pastas and salads-
doesn’t just taste great, it’s great for your skin, too! In a pinch, you can rub a bit of it on
“problem spots” on your skin, like your knees, elbows, and heels for quick results. For a real
treat, right before showering, slather some of this all over your body, and rinse it off in the

Yogurt is another really great natural moisturizer, and people have used yogurt to give their
skin a boost for centuries, and these days, it’s really popular as a facial mask as well as a
healthy treat. Aside from softening the skin, it tightens pores and gives your skin a gentle
deep cleansing. If you know how to soften skin naturally, using unflavored yogurt should be

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a given. Warm it up a bit, apply it, leave it on for ten minutes, and rinse it all off with some
warm water.

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The Best Makeup Brushes For A Flawless Face
by Jayna Davis

Makeup can often be a really important part of a person’s daily routine. If you’re the kind of
person who can’t leave the house without even a quick cosmetic fix, you’ll know that makeup
brushes are an essential buys when out shopping for basic beauty needs.

Most cosmetics already come with their own applicators, but the best makeup brushes will
usually need to be bought separately. Of course, if you’re going to spend all of that money,
you’re going to have to figure out how to clean makeup brushes. After all, what’s the use of
having a really great set of makeup brushes if they’re all gross and grungy?

Of course, there are a lot of different kinds of makeup brushes, with different shapes and
sizes, textures, handle lengths, and bristles. Each one has a different function and are great
for applying different kinds of makeup. Unless you’re a professional makeup artist though,
you don’t really need to buy all of them.

If you just want to be able to apply your makeup well, it’s good to stick to a few “essential”
brushes that are both versatile and practical, and are the best makeup brushes to suit most
people’s makeup needs.

A large powder brush is one of those essentials. It’s a big, full brush with a domed or
                    rounded shape, and it’s useful for dusting on loose powder or brushing
                    off excess.

                          A concealer brush, on the other hand, has a squarer-shaped head, with
                          corners that are tapered for blending. It should have a long handle and
                          be a comfortable weight for your hand, since it’ll be used for precision

A foundation brush is another makeup brush must-have. It’s a large brush with a flat, wide,
and tapered head, useful for cream or liquid foundations.

For blush-on, use a brush that is slightly smaller than a powder brush, with a large head and
slight tapering.

For your eye makeup, start with a medium-sized eye shadow brush with a square head
slightly tapering corners, and firm but soft bristles. An angled or slanted eye liner brush is
also a great addition to your makeup brush set. Try to make sure that the head is small and
narrow, with bristles that are soft, but firm, because it’s meant to apply fine lines and blend or
soften edges. A lip brush with a small, flat, narrow edge is great for blending and applying
lipstick; just make sure that it has a cap and/or a retractable head, for hygienic purposes.

If you want to learn how to clean makeup brushes, but are worried about having to go
through a lot of hassle to do it, stop worrying! All you need to do is run the bristles of each
brush under some warm water, use a bit of shampoo to work up a bit of a lather, then rinse
off as much of the makeup tint as you can, and air dry them. If you take care them, the best
makeup brushes can serve you for years.

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Give Yourself A Pedicure At Home
by Jayna Davis

Good foot hygiene should be a given for any person, male or female. But not everybody has
the time, inclination, or cash to go to a salon or pedicure parlor just so some stranger can
mess around with their feet.

If you’re a tightwad like me, and don’t want to bother paying for something that can easily be
done in the comfort of your own home; you’re in luck. Getting an at home pedicure doesn’t
really require much training. If you have the right tools and a little bit of time, you could easily
give yourself a pedicure.

There are a few things you’ll need to enjoy a complete at home pedicure. Soap and warm
water, acetone, lotion, acetone, nail polish, foot powder, a nail cutter and nail file, a pumice
stone and a nail brush, some cotton balls, and a basin big enough to serve as a footbath.

All of these things can usually be found around the house, but if you find yourself short on a
couple of things, all you need to do is pop over to the nearest drug store; all of these
supplies are usually available there.

Pampering your tootsies can actually take a number of steps. The first step is to soften them
up. Find a comfy chair, pour some warm, soapy water into that washbasin, and soak them
for about five minutes. This’ll soften your toenails and whatever calluses you might have,
making them a lot easier to deal with.

Replacing the soap in your water with some Epsom salt and some essential oils can not only
give your feet an extra boost, but you get the added benefit of getting a room that smells
totally luxe.

After softening your feet up though, soak some of your cotton with acetone and remove any
nail polish you have from your toenails. Acetone or any other form of nail polish remover can
be really drying to the nail and the skin around it, so keep the dryness at bay by dabbing a
bit of olive oil or lotion to your cuticles before breaking out the nail polish remover.

When you’ve gotten all the nail polish out of your toenails, trim them and file them to keep
them short and healthy. Make sure that the rest of your feet are clean by getting between
your toes and down on your heels with the pumice stone and the nailbrush. When that’s
done, soak your feet again for some extra pampering. Dry your feet completely and then
slather your feet and ankles with some extra-rich lotion.

To keep those tootsies from getting stinky, dust some foot powder between your toes and if
you want to go to bare, you’re good to go from there. In my personal opinion though, no at
home pedicure is complete without a layer of bright-colored nail polish.

Apply a base coat, wait for it to dry, paint on the nail polish color of your choice, and put on
the topcoat. A good pampering can be a lot cheaper and easier to get that you expect. It’s
pretty easy to give yourself a pedicure if you want one. All you need to do is make the time
for it.

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Mineral Makeup – Do Bare Escentuals & Pur Minerals
by Jayna Davis

In Ancient Rome and Egypt, a lot of the cosmetics that people used contained poisonous
substances, like lead and mercury. Of course, nowadays, we don’t voluntarily smear
poisonous substances on our skins just to alter our appearances. …Or do we?

Did you know that some cosmetics contain synthetic –and potentially toxic- ingredients that
could irritate the skin? Awareness of this has created a demand for makeup made with more
natural ingredients, and mineral makeup, or bare minerals makeup, has filled in to address
this issue.

Common mineral makeup brands, like Pur Minerals, have several different makeup types,
like mineral foundations and lip gloss, and one of the draws for bare minerals makeup is that
they are often touted as performing a dual role; not just to enhance or alter a person’s
appearance, but to nourish the skin or relieve skin conditions like adult cystic acne as well.

Makeup is a term used to refer to colored products applied to a person’s skin in order to
change their appearance. These changes can be as tiny and insignificant as a touch of
mineral foundation to even out your skin tone, or as drastic as an elaborately applied array of
cosmetics meant to change your look so thoroughly that you’ll almost look like an entirely
different person.

Most people turn to more conventional kinds of makeup to fulfill these functions, but there
has been a growing trend of going back to the basics and buying bare minerals makeup. Of
course, when I use the term “going back to the basics,” I don’t mean that the nasty toxic
stuff, like mercury and lead have made a comeback as cosmetics ingredients. Ancient
Romans and Ancient Egyptians may have gotten a few things right, like sewage systems
and really cool-looking infrastructure, but identifying the toxicity of their cosmetics was
clearly not their forte.

Mineral makeup, on the other hand, uses gentler ingredients; minerals from earth, made
without any of the synthetic ingredients, like chemicals and dyes that go into most traditional
kinds of makeup. There are a lot of different brands of pure mineral makeup, and they come
in a lot of different makeup types; just as there are a lot of different kinds of makeup users.

Some people would swear by pure mineral makeup and wouldn’t change out their mineral
foundations for all the freebies in the world, and there are those who would roundly
denounce mineral makeup as terrible products; even going so far as to call this kind of
makeup a sham. Both parties do have their valid points.

On one hand, mineral makeup has been criticized as nothing more than a clever marketing
scheme, since most traditional brands of makeup use pretty much the same ingredients.
Some also claim that a lot of mineral makeup brands don’t carry shades or colors that fit
some customers’ skin types. Then again, the same can be said about practically all the other
makeup brands anyway. Some people also claim that mineral makeup has a tendency to dry
out skin and aggravate certain skin conditions, and that it can actually accentuate wrinkles,
rather than conceal them; making a person look years older.

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There are also those who claim that the colors of most kinds of mineral makeup have a
slightly ashy undertone that looks particularly unflattering on certain skin types, such as
those with yellow undertones to their skin.

On the other hand, mineral makeup fans say that pure mineral makeup is great for a
person’s skin. The purer, synthetics-free formulations of mineral makeup, which don’t
contain dyes, fragrances, binders, or preservatives, are said to be great for people who have
sensitive skin, allergies, acne, or rosacea.

Many also say that mineral makeup can give a person’s skin a special kind of “glow” that
traditional kinds of makeup can’t replicate. On top of that, mineral makeup is said to last a lot
longer than other kinds of makeup, and is non-comedogenic –which means that it won’t clog
your pores and aggravate acne conditions or cause rosacea flare-ups.

Another point in mineral makeup’s favor is the fact that most pure mineral makeup brands
have an SPF rating of at least 15, because most of these kinds of makeup contain a fair
amount of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you can
march off to the beach without slathering on the sunscreen though; while mineral makeup is
certainly better than nothing, using usual cream sun-block is still the best way to protect
yourself from the sun’s potentially harmful rays.

An example of a brand of pure mineral makeup that has SPF is Pur Minerals, a popular line
of mineral makeup and skin care products that not only use all-natural minerals to make their
products, but often add other natural ingredients, like shea butter and aloe vera to help bind
the product and nourish the skin.

Mineral foundations, concealers, moisturizers, lip-gloss, and even eyeliner and facial wash
are part of this particular brand’s line, and many reviewers claim that Pur Minerals is a pretty
good brand of mineral makeup to try out, for first-timers.

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Homemade Facial Masks That Work
by Jayna Davis

Nothing says beauty-pampering like kicking your heels back with a cold glass of lemonade, a
good book, and a nice, skin-enriching face mask. There are a lot of facial mask products
available on the market, but if you want to save a little bit of money, creating a homemade
facial mask is as easy as finding a facial mask recipe, and setting aside a few minutes to
create the mixture.

You could use a lot of different ingredients, and you can find most of them in your kitchen.
With an open mind and a few moments of your time, making something like an oatmeal
facial mask or even a kitty litter facial mask, can cost you absolutely nothing.

The Infamous Kitty Litter Facial

The thought of smearing your face with the same stuff the cat does its business in might be
a little tough to swallow at first, but as it turns out, pure clay varieties of kitty litter are made
from bentonite – the same kind of clay used for facial masks in high-priced spas.

Bentonite clay is great for all skin types and is full of nutrients and minerals that both
exfoliate, hydrate, and nourish the skin. If you’re going to buy this stuff at beauty stores
though, it’s likely to cost a bit of a pretty penny.

When you make your very own kitty litter facial mask though, you’re pretty much guaranteed
the same effect, at a tiny fraction of the cost. This homemade facial mask recipe is one of
the easiest kinds to make; all you need to do is take a few tablespoons of kitty litter (make
sure you buy one that lists pure clay as it’s only ingredient) , mix it with a little water (if you
want, you can steep some rose petals or green teabags in the water first, for a little extra
nourishing power), and some olive oil (or whatever essential oil you’d prefer to use), apply it
to your face, leave it on for ten to fifteen minutes, and then wash it off.

If you’re feeling creative, you can combine this mix with other ingredients as well; aloe vera,
for example, gives this particular kind of facial mask the added benefit of soothing the skin
from sunburn or windburn.

Of course, I’ll have to assume that the unused stuff would be used rather than the stuff that
Puss already went potty in. After all, pee might have cleansing ammonia in it, and poop
might have all kinds of nutrients, but let’s be honest, putting that on your face is still really,
really gross.

If you want a quick spa experience without having to break the bank or even get out of the
house, a kitty litter facial mask may be just the kind of facial mask for you.

For those of you who are still a little squeamish about using cat litter, there are a lot of other
kinds of facial mask recipes to try.

Oatmeal Mask Recipe

One of the most common ingredients to use to make a homemade facial mask is oatmeal.
Oatmeal is great for any skin type; it exfoliates and cleanses the skin naturally and gently,

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while the properties in the oatmeal itself restores the skin’s moisture balance and soothes
irritations and redness.

One oatmeal facial mask recipe that’s great for any skin type is one that only needs a
tablespoon of oatmeal or oatmeal powder, an egg white, and a few drops of lemon oil. All
you need to do mix all of these ingredients together, adjusting the proportions to your needs,
and then spreading the whole thing on your face.

Keep the mask on until the mixture is completely dry; this usually takes around twenty
minutes to an hour. Afterwards, just rinse it all off, and enjoy the softness and smoothness of
your skin.

There are a lot of other facial mask recipes you can try, and most of the ingredients can
usually be found in the kitchen. In fact, sometimes, if you still have a bit of facial mask
mixture left over after having applied it to your face, it could serve as a delicious and healthy
snack, like this banana-yogurt-honey mixture.

For this particular facial mask recipe, all you need is half a banana, a couple of tablespoons
of yogurt, and one tablespoon of honey. Mash the banana into a paste using a fork (or
whatever else you might have on hand) and mix in the honey and the yogurt.

Apply it to your face and leave the mixture on for around fifteen minutes to half an hour.
Afterwards, simply wipe it off with a washcloth or rinse it all off with some cool water. This
recipe not only rejuvenates, moisturizes, and softens the skin; it’s literally good enough to

There are a lot of facial mask recipes like this, and whether it’s an oatmeal facial mask, a
kitty litter facial mask, or even a banana one, rest easy in the fact that they’re really simple to
make. Skincare doesn’t always have to make a person break the bank; creating a
homemade facial mask can be as simple as looking into the fridge.

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How To Get Rid Of Acne Scars Fast
by Jayna Davis

Acne isn’t fun. Unless you’re one of those genetically gifted freaks who has never had a bad
skin day in their entire lives, almost everyone has had to endure the discomfort and indignity
of having a face covered in oozing, inflamed pustules.

For most of us, acne plagued the hormonal and emotional No Man’s Land phase of our lives
otherwise known as puberty, and blessedly, for some people, that’s where acne’s trauma

However, for many people, acne can leave more than just mental and emotional scars. This
is why there are so many websites dedicated to answering the question of how to get rid of
acne scars. There are also products and treatments for the fast removal of acne scars, as
well as a good number of home remedies for acne scars.

How Acne Scars Happen

Acne can develop when the pores in your skin get plugged up by sebum (oil that the body
produces naturally), dead skin cells, or dirt. Bacteria can grow here, sometimes causing the
skin to get inflamed, and pus can collect around the area. In the most severe kinds of acne,
red bumps and pus-filled cysts can form, damaging the skin. Different kinds of scars can
result from the damage the pustules, pimples, and cysts that acne can wreak; keloid scars,
discoloration, depressed areas on the skin, or raised lesions.

Some people are more prone to scarring than others, but usually, to prevent scarring from
becoming permanent, problem spots should be identified and treated early so that the skin
repairs itself better, making it less likely for scars to develop in the first place.

How to Get Rid of Acne Scars

Of course, sometimes, no matter how hard you work to keep scars from forming, they can
still show up. Over time, scars can fade and become less visible. This is because as skin
renews itself, old, damaged tissues are replaced by newer, healthy skin cells. Most of the
time though, scars won’t disappear completely on their own. If you want fast removal of acne
scars, there are a lot of different treatments available.

A lot of topical creams and serums can kick-start your body’s natural healing and skin
renewal processes so that your scars fade more quickly. However, since scar tissue is
mostly dead, damaged skin, treatments like dermabrasion or microdermabrasion, laser
therapy, chemical peels, and surgical therapies like subcision are best for fast removal of
acne scars.

Different Forms of Acne Scar Treatments

Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion both involve exfoliation; the removal of the damaged
skin through abrasion: by simply scrubbing the dead skin away. The difference between the
two kinds of exfoliation is that microdermabrasion is gentler and not as invasive. These
treatments work even on scars that had formed a long time ago.

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Laser resurfacing therapy, on the other hand, softens scar tissue by actually wounding skin a
little using intense, microscopic light pulses. The body heals the microthermally wounded
areas, repairing the scarred tissue as well, making the scars look a whole lot better than

Chemical peels use a solution that makes the top layer of the skin blister and peel off so that
the skin that the body regenerates is much smoother and less scarred and wrinkled.

Subcision is a treatment best used for the really deep kinds of acne scars that leave
depressions in the skin. With this surgical treatment, skin in the affected area is separated
from the scar tissue, which lets the blood pool under the area and allows the skin to grow
more level. Afterwards, other treatments, like the ones listed above will smooth out the scar
tissue itself and even out the skin color.

Home Remedies for Acne Scars

The treatments listed above are great for the fast removal of acne scars, but they can be
costly and uncomfortable. If you want to save some money and trouble, try some do-it-
yourself exfoliation and skin renewal recipes.

One way to make acne scars look less visible is to lighten them using lemon juice. If you
don’t have lemons, other kinds of citrus work too, but this works best with very sour kinds of
citrus fruits. Simply apply the juice over the scars and let it stand for a few minutes, then
wash it off.

Try mixing and matching fruits and vegetables to place on your face. Those rich in vitamin A,
like tomatoes for example, aren’t just good to eat, but by combining pureed tomatoes with
pureed cucumber and applying the mixture to your face for five to thirty minutes, you can
soothe and tighten your skin, prevent excess sebum production, and renew damaged skin.
Just be sure to wash your face afterwards, so you won’t smell like a pasta dish.

These home remedies for acne scars won’t show results as dramatic as conventional
treatments, although if you want to figure out how to get rid of acne scars, using recipes like
these frequently can really help make the fast removal of acne scars even faster. Try using
them in combination with more conventional treatments for better results and healthier skin.

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