This picture was taken a few weeks before my acne started to get really, really bad. My skin was actually very irritated and super red in this photograph, but the yellow halogen lamp in my bathroom negated some of the redness and made my skin look a bit smoother than it actually was. The picture is pretty small so you can't see the dry flakes of skin (from acne treatments ) falling off my face. The bumps weren't cysts , but they were inflamed pimples that were deep and hurt a lot . I also had big pimples under my jaw line , which you can't see in the picture. I swear I'm not making this up! I only remember all these things because I kept a detailed diary of my breakouts.
To get rid of acne, wash your face with a pH balanced cleanser twice a day to eliminate acne-causing bacteria. You should also exfoliate your face at least once a week with a physical or chemical exfoliant which will remove dead skin cells that clog pores. Applying a benzoyl peroxide cream to your acne before you go to bed can also help get rid of breakouts.
To get rid of acne scars fast, apply diluted lemon juice to your scars so they lighten up and aren't as noticeable. You can also make a paste with 1 part baking soda and 2 parts water and use it to exfoliate your face, which can reduce the appearance of acne scars. For more stubborn acne scars, apply an over-the-counter cortisone cream to the scars to help them heal faster.
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