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The 5 Things That Fixed My Acne (All Under $10!)


Guatemala-258-11-copy The 5 Things That Fixed My Acne (All Under $10!)

I’ve been pretty candid over the last few years of my struggle with adult (am I really an adult) acne and how frustrating it’s been. Truth be told, I would never wear make up if I had clear skin. I love going fresh faced and have never been a big make up girl but over the years as my skin seemed to only get worst, I kept trying to cover it all up. It sucks feeling like you need to mask your face in order to not be stared at, I hated the feeling of relying on make up to feel beautiful, and trust me y’all, I tried EVERYTHING. From ProActiv to prescription creams, two different birth controls (at the same time), Avon, Mary Kay, Arbonne, you name it. I tried it all. Nothing seemed to work and the constant switching of products was probably the worst thing ever for my skin. Under my chin and around my neck was the worst (which was a sign my hormones were out of whack.)

Anyways, everything changed when I was at a workshop in October and my friend Shalyn told me I had to try something new: Vicks Vaporub. I thought she was crazy (she kind of is, in the best way possible) but she promised me it had cleared up her hormonal break outs and was the secret to clear skin. I told her I would give it a shot (at this point, I had nothing to lose.) Guys, it worked. As in this little five bottle jar that was sitting in my bathroom cabinet started to do some big  work. It sounds crazy but it does (I am so not getting paid for this… not in the least.) I started to change my skin regime with things I already had around the house, items I had researched, and secrets people had shared and my skin has seriously transformed. I can now focus on wrinkles because my acne is pretty much gone and for the first time in years, I don’t feel crazy leaving the house without make up.

Here is my new skin care regime: 

Trust me, it sounds crazy. Like I said, I am getting paid zero dollars to share this but if it could help anyone else who is struggling with their skin, then it’s worth it. I am so happy things are on the up and up for me and I finally feel like I have a good handle on my skin! Of course the occasional hormonal breakout strikes but I feel like I have a handle on it and can actually tell when it’s hormones vs. when it’s acne! I am so thankful to not be putting expensive creams and prescription ointments on my face (plus they totally bleach my towels and pillow cases, that can’t be good for skin!) After trying everything and spending hundreds of dollars on products that never delivered, my little drug store combination is serving me (and my wallet) just fine and my skin has never felt better!

Do you have any acne fighting secrets? Comment below! 




by Jenna Kutcher 

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  1. Casey Hurley

    February 17th, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Any lush product is amazing! I love the “angels on barre skin” face wash! I also use dessert essence essential oil spot treatment (mainly tea tree). I had terrible acne last year and I did tea tree oil and apple cider vinegar and those helped but still had to go to the dermatologist.

  2. Katie Boshans Estelle

    February 17th, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Somehow at age 26, after two pregnancies, my acne is the worst it’s ever been! It leaves craters in my face, which has never happened before. I have some vicks in the cupboard and it’s going on my face tonight. Won’t the hubs be so thrilled! lol.

  3. Kirby Osvold

    February 17th, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    My grams recommended Vaseline at night on my face back when I was in high school! Seems crazy, but it works!

  4. Leah Branstetter

    February 17th, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Norwex has saved my skin too! I just love it and I’m glad you do too! Have you used their kitchen cloths?!? SO amazing

  5. Meredith Sledge

    February 17th, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    OH MY GOSH THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS. I have been through the same thing and have been on so many medications. NOTHING has helped. It’s awful. I hate wearing makeup just to cover up. I feel like it makes it worse but I can’t stop wearing makeup because I feel so gross with acne. Haha. It’s a vicious cycle. Can’t wait to try these things!

  6. Anne Casey

    February 17th, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    I hated that Proactiv bleached everything! I’ll have to try your tips! 27 ain’t no time for acne!

  7. Molly Marie

    February 17th, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    That’s awesome! What cleared my skin up was a grain free sugar free diet. When i stick to it 100% I get compliments left and right on my skin.

  8. Laura Greenwood

    February 17th, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    I tried Proactiv, Murad, birth control, organic skin care systems (neem, rose, tea tree oils), basic over the outer skin care systems, multiple diets (cutting added sugar, dairy, meat…), and multiple prescriptions including daily antibiotics. I hate to say it but, Accutane was the only thing that worked for this skin. Now I use Dermalogica for basic up keep and have tried many times to drift away to things I can find in my kitchen cabinet. Skin sure can get you down (or hidding inside from the world!). Seems like each beautiful face has a different skin care combindation. Just so tricky to find that combination!

  9. Elle Danielle

    February 17th, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    I had a bought with acne last year, really for the first time in my life, and it was reallly hard.. I was so insecure about it and still have scars that I wish I could afford the fancy laser treatments to remove.

    So, about this Vicks. Are you just keeping it on overnight?

  10. Sarah Samantha Goodman

    February 17th, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    i would have NEVER guessed the vicks vapor rub! i could totally go to bed smelling like that at night, ha ha

  11. Tarah Schoof

    February 18th, 2016 at 4:19 am

    Purity by Philosophy changed my life! I pay about $32 for the 16oz bottle every 6-8 months! SO amazing.
    Michael Todd products are also all natural and I love their blue green algae toner! Last but not lease the Cetaphil moisturizer! $11 I think and I have had the same jar for over two years and I use it 1-2 times a day! Say what?! The tiniest amount goes so far!

  12. Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    February 18th, 2016 at 5:31 am

    Get rid of dairy and sugar. I recently found a website called MUAC that sells som many great products to combat acne.

  13. Heather Harman Puhek

    February 18th, 2016 at 5:57 am

    I just bought the norwex cloth and I love it!

  14. Amber Thomas Makes

    February 24th, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Yes Vicks ALL OVER THE PLACE. It has completely changed my skin and I think part of it is because it has that oily quality so I don’t get TOO DRY which is a HUGE issue for me with my greasy-dry never in the middle kind of skin!

  15. Beth Mayberry

    February 26th, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Oh man! I am always trying to figure out how to get better skin! I may look into this method!

  16. Tiana Irene Hollomon

    March 9th, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    I love the tea tree oil and witch hazel toning pads from Trader Joe’s! I also started using cleansing oils to wash my face and it’s so much more moisterized and not all dried out afterwards! I also use Tea Tree oil for spot treatment. 🙂

  17. Marissa Simpson

    March 28th, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Do you do this morning and night or just one?


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