How To Get Rid Of Acne And Dark Marks

By no means do I claim to have the perfect complexion. I wish I could find that magic pill, but sadly I don’t think it exists. No one has perfect skin; especially not the airbrushed models we see everywhere. I have found some things that have helped my skin big time, though. I have suffered from acne since I was 14 and now I am 25. People always told me I would grow out of it. That never happened, but after I changed up what I was doing about a year ago my breakouts are extremely rare. Read on to find out how to get rid of your acne and dark marks.

Clearing your acne:

Coconut oil

This is a must have product for me.  I use it for my hair and skin.  Coconut oil is a great natural makeup remover and moisturizer (I only use it before bed). I had always been careful to use oil-free products. Everyone always said it would break me out worse. They were so wrong. The right oils really are amazing on your skin.


There are so many cleansers out there that would work for me for a while but then would quit working.  I found the recipe below somewhere online a while back and decided to give it a try.  And I love it! It’s very gentle on my sensitive skin and has really helped clear up my acne.


  • 1 C. warm water
  • 1 T. coconut oil
  • 2 T Dr. Bronners Castile Soap. This is natural soap and it very powerful so just make sure you dilute it before you use it.
  • Mix in a foam dispenser and it’s ready for use.

Clearing Dark Marks:

My acne got so bad while I was pregnant (I hadn’t started using my routine yet) and it left me with dark marks everywhere. I started using Ole Henriksen’s 3 Little Wonders daily and the Microdermabrasion system. Followed by Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil once a week. The spots faded significantly after about two months.

I also got my mom a mini kit of this for Christmas and now she is in love with it as well.  I’ve meant to buy the Microdermabrasion again because it made my ice pick scars less noticeable, but they are still visible. I’ll update this post and let you know how it works out.

I have wasted so much money over the years on fancy skin care products trying to find what works!  Most of these products I’ve included in this post are all natural or close to it.  Most skin care products and makeup contain chemicals that are horrible on our skin so no wonder they don’t help or worse, cause us to break out more!