Acne is not fun. It is embarrassing, and even though it happens to everyone (seriously – 85 percent of teens suffer from acne), every time I break out, I literally want to hide away for weeks. Unfortunately, that is just not possible – and also unfortunately, it’s not possible to prevent acne forever. There are many factors that can contribute to why you might be breaking out that it would be impossible to say doing one or more things could keep pimples off of your skin forever. In the summer, it can be even worse. A combination of things like oily skin, bacteria or clogged skin cells could be the reason why your acne just keeps coming back. Fortunately, we can get rid of acne, temporarily, at least.
As you probably already know, there are lots of ways to treat breakouts – it’s just that these take a little bit of time and effort, and sometimes we just aren’t in the mood. Plus, acne treatments can be so fickle! What works like magic for some people might fail completely on another person. And forget about all of the options out there – there are so many that it’s actually intimidating. Out of all of the products, remedies, and methods that are “guaranteed” to clear your skin, which ones actually work? It can take years of trial and error to get it right, but luckily, I’ve done a lot of the work for you. Here are some of the easiest and most effective ways to get rid of acne that even the laziest girls will love.
Raid Your Kitchen For Acne SolutionsSometimes clearing your skin is as easy as taking a walk to your kitchen. Instead of taking the time to go to the store, look in your cabinets and fridge first. There are certain items that can be used to treat acne that you don't even realize that you have. Baking soda has been shown to correct the pH balance when applied to the skin. Certain other household products, like aloe or toothpaste, can also be applied to the skin in order to reduce acne and redness. Image Source: iStock
If You Can't Fight It, Conceal ItSometimes you just can't win against pimples. But that doesn't mean you can't cover them! If you're feeling a bit self-conscious, it is okay to cover your acne with concealer. Some concealers can even help your acne clear up. Multitasking! Image Source: iStock
Use On-The-Go Acne WipesLet's be real: washing your face twice a day is annoying, and if you're a self-proclaimed lazy girl, you might not make time for it always. I am guilty of this. So here is an easy fix: on-the-go acne wipes are convenient and will help fight off those awful pimples before they even start. It couldn't be easier! I wouldn't let these wipes replace all face cleansing, but you can use them when you're really not in the mood to do anything. Image Source: iStock
Make An Easy Face MaskFace masks can be made using common kitchen ingredients,like cinnamon and honey, in order to help clear up your skin. Apply the mask for 10-15 minutes, then enjoy your beautiful skin that smells like a scented candle. And looks smooth too! Image Source: iStock
Fight Acne As You Sleep With Spot TreatmentsAs a real "lazy girl," I use this tip often. Apply an acne spot treatment,like this one, to your face and let it sit overnight. This way, your acne will get dried out while you sleep and you will wake up with clearer skin. I guess that's where the phrase "beauty rest" came from. Image Source: iStock
Don't Touch!As much as you want to, resist the urge to touch your face. The dirt and oil from your fingers will irritate your skin even more, which could cause even more acne. If you absolutely HAVE to touch your skin (sometimes you can't help it), be sure to thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water beforehand! Image Source: iStock
Use Acne Fighting MakeupWho says you can't wear makeup even when you're breaking out? Certain brands have makeup that is infused with oils and ingredients that your skin will thank you for. Image Source: iStock
Don't Worry!Everybody gets acne, and everybody tries to cover it up. It's okay to go out in public, even when you're breaking out! It just shows that you are human. Try not to worry so much. Sometimes you have to let your body do its thing. Image Source: iStock
Have you tried any of these methods? Which one works for you? Tell us in the comments!