Acne & hyperpigmentation is such a troublesome and common condition to have. From dealing with sleep deprivation, stress, unhealthy eating habits, the list goes on. After years of dealing with acne myself, I can definitely agree that it can leave some visually unpleasant scars & although there is no definite cure, here are some highly recommended products to help prevent and minimize the problem.
Aztec Secret Indian healing clay is a holy grail that many people are pumped about! Not only because of the price but the immediate results! This masks is made by 100% bentonite clay powder that comes from Death Valley, California obtaining volcanic ash. I can honestly say after trying it myself; this mask goes beyond cleaning your pores. This product showed me results within the second day of applying it! I started noticing my acne & Dark spots vanishing pretty quickly. This powerful mask is best used 2x every other week. After washing it off, hydration is key! This mask tends to dry out the skin and if your skin is sensitive & easily reacts to harsh chemicals it`s better to apply on a small problematic patch before applying on the entire face. Other than that it's a great price & a highly recommended product.
The Ordinary Alpha arbutin 2% + HA is another life saver! This lightweight serum works by reducing the appearance of those stubborn dark spots & hyperpigmentation that are left from acne, etc. The perks of this products are it's ingredients! They aren't harsh to the skin. Such as other products that contain alcohol or sulfates, which strip the natural oils and moisture from your skin causing irritation. This can be used as part of your daily skin care regimen, before applying makeup or after washing your face. This is one of my go-tos. It's best to apply a sun protectant before applying to prevent damage from the sun & notice faster results!
DIY Skincare Recipes
Who doesn't love a good skin care DIY? Especially if most of the ingredients can be found from your own kitchen. This DIY face mask tackles acne & Acne scars naturally. All you need is:
•2 tbsp. of Oatmeal. This contains anti-inflammatory ingredients that help soothe irritation & support the skin barrier helping to retain the moisture on your face.
•1 tbsp. of nutmeg. Another anti-inflammatory as well that helps reduce the appearance of acne & can be used as an exfoliate removing dead skin cells to fade away faster.
•2 tbsp. of lemon juice. Lemon juice works as an anti-bacterial & also a toner helping reduce the redness of acne.
•2 tbsp. of Raw honey. Soothes irritated skin & gives an amazing glow on top of it all!
To start off it's best to crush up the oatmeal into a powder like form. Add the Nutmeg & mix with the lemon juice, by this time the consistency should be clumpy. Finally pour the raw honey & mix well. Leave this mask on for 20 minutes then rinse off with warm water & don't forget to moisturize after.
DIY Mask for Dark spots, Dark circles, Acne scarring & Acne
Here are the simple ingredients you'll need & how they'll benefit.
•1 cup Chickpea flour. Contains zinc which kills acne + exfoliates the skin.
•1 tsp of turmeric. An anti-inflammatory targeting pores & helps reduce acne scarring.
•1 tsp off almond oil. This helps to lighten dark spots.
• 1 tsp of milk. Milk contains acids/ vitamins to hydrate & soothe the skin.
Mix all these ingredients together until you get a paste then apply on clean skin. Leave it on till it completely dries. For the best results, use this mask 3 times a week! ☺