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How to Treat Adult Acne

Pimples, dark spots and acne scars. 

They ruin your selfies.

They make you feel socially awkward.

And even worse…

They ruin your self esteem.

I’m certain we all went through a phase in our adolescent years when acne caused us to want tot hide away for days. One would think that with age you wouldn’t have to deal with adult acne, but for some that isn’t the case. If you’re like me the minute you spot a pimple you want it gone asap. Adult acne sucks and picking your pimples isn’t the best way to get rid of them. I’ve adopted three home regimens that can get rid of your adult acne and save you money.

The first is simple, use toothpaste. It really works!

toothpaste for acne treatment

I’m not sure what it is, but whenever you feel a pimple underneath your skin, adding toothpaste on top of it will help you wake up the next morning pimple-free. The best part of this quick fix is that toothpaste is inexpensive, so you won’t waste money on a skin treatment.

The second, is apple cider vinegar and witch hazel.

This DIY Skincare regimen soaks the impurities from your face leaving you with radiant skin. I use cotton balls to dab the apple cider vinegar on my face and because it’s a strong astringent I add the witch hazel, so it won’t burn. These ingredients are available at your local Walmart or any drugstore.

lemon treatment for acne

Now, on to my all-time favorite home regimen. This DIY Acne Treatment requires three ingredients; lemons, baking soda and water. Follow the steps below to create your own spot treatment that’s sure to zap away those horrid little creatures.

Step 1: Cut your lemon

Step 2: Pour a teaspoon of baking soda in a bowl

Step 3: Take your finger and dab the lemon juice over your pimple

Step 4: Take a different finger and dab the baking soda over that same pimple

(You’re going to feel a tingling sensation once you do this, but it’s just the ingredients working together to zap your pimple)

Step 5: Take a warm towel after 3-5 minutes and rinse your face of the ingredients

(You should repeat these steps twice a day until you see the pimple diminish)

I hope this helps you stay pimple-free! 

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