Posted: 24 December 2010 at 2:32pm | IP Logged
I know what you're going through because I went through similar things, and I am still going through it.
I have dark circles, and I have acne scarring too. My acne scarring has reduced a lot in that past few weeks by apply lime juice on it. I just take a lime, cut it in half, and rub some of it all over my face. Then i let it sit for 20 minutes. I hope your skin is not currently broken out though b/c on days when my skin has break out it does hurt! The lime juice helps even out your complexion, and I do this in the night.
I use the Oil of Olay daily face moisturizer, and I think this helps my skin too. It does not break me out, and I think because of this and Cetaphil, my acne has improved a whole lot! It's not still not 100% gone, but it's much improved!
For dark circles: Use two tea bags that have been soaked in cold water. Take the extra water out and put the bags one on each eye for 20 minutes. Do this three to four times a week. I noticed a difference after a few uses. My dark circles cannot be cured unfortunately because it's all genetics related. I cover them up using concealer, and i use this for my stubborn acne scars too.
For puffiness under the eyes: I use ice under my eyes in the morning to reduce the puffiness. i gently place it on my eyes and gently move. DO NOT let it sit on the eye because it will hurt the tissues. Just do this for like a 20 seconds on each eye.
You can use facial bleach to get the "glow" back on your face, but I do not recommend this if you have acnes problems because it will irritate your skin. I use facial bleach for stubborn hair only.
Oh I forgot, I used to do this all the time last winter:
Take orange peels and dry them. Then grind the peels, and take one tablespoon's worth of ground peels. Then add two ground almonds, and one teaspoon honey. Put this one your face for 20 to 30 minutes. Then wash it off. Do this once a week, and if you want you can do it twice, but no more than that! This will help with reducing acne, acne scarring, and brighten your complexion. If your skin is feeling dry, you can add one teaspoon of milk too for moisture.
Every morning when I wake up I wash my face with cold water and pat it dry. (Always pat dry your skin after you wash it. Even after a shower) The cold water helps reduce puffiness from your face that happens after you sleep horizontally. (Fluid builds up.)
Really and true, if you want to get the natural glow back, just be confident and keep smiling! Wake up in the morning and tell yourself you are beautiful, and do not worry what others think. When I started becoming more confident in myself, people would actually come up and tell me I look good. My good friends told me because I'm happier I look nice.
Of course there are make up products we can use to hid our flaws, but it's not permanent. Even these natural remedies will take time to show their full improvements. Give them like three weeks at least. If they are irritating your skin, then please stop using them. i know the lime juice can be irritating at times, so wash it off immediately with cold water if that happens.
I hope I helped you, and don't let you flaws bring you down because everyone has them.
You are beautiful and truly beautiful. Everyone is.