Clear Skin the Easy Way


Last week while at MAGIC, I chatted up with beauty blogger Jamie of Queen of the Quarter Life Crisis about adult acne. I know it’s not the sexiest of topics, but I want to let you know about my story.  I never had to deal with acne until my mid 20s.  As soon as I hit 25 boom! my skin went from flawless to covered with cystic acne. I went to several dermatologists who all recommended that I undergo a treatment of accutane. Just reading the side effects of the medication freaked me out so I decided to skip it.  I tried all the topical treatments my doctors prescribed and nothing helped. I was left with overly dry and red skin and I was still breaking out.  I thought to myself every single day, “I’m too old for this!”

I finally decided to try an all-natural and less abrasive option for clearer skin. I decided to ask friends for their tips and must have products. At this point, I figured I would try everyone’s tips as one giant regimen for myself! After mixing and matching some recommendations, I finally found the perfect solution to my skin.  I can’t believe that using mostly natural and soothing products helped my sensitive and inflamed skin revert back to its original splendor.

When I told Jamie about my regime, she said the solution for treating adult acne is consistency. You have to start a regime and stick with it! As long as you stick with it day in and day out, you will see results.  Although I rarely do beauty posts, I really wanted to share my tips for healthy, glowing skin since my regimen is definitely better than any harsh treatment that I ever tried.

Here’s my regime:

I drink a full glass of water with 2 tablespoons of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar in the morning \\  I wash my face with cool water and follow up with Mario Badescu A.H.A. & Ceramide Moisturizer \\ At the end of the day, I wash with Mario Badescu Acne Cleanser \\ I then follow up with Trader Joe’s Cleansing Pads which fights the acne with soothing, natural ingredients \\ Before bed, I apply Tarte Maracuja Oil which protects my skin and prevents wrinkles \\ For the nasty times of the month, I drink Skin Detox Tea for extra help!



  1. August 27, 2013 / 5:30 am

    I LOVE Mario Badescu…I have saved friends who had cystic acne with their products! I also used to drink the apple cider with honey in the morning for detoxing…i like this post and i hope people get on board because these products work!!!!!

  2. August 27, 2013 / 8:09 am

    Im going to try the tea, I have the same,.. timely problem 🙂 Thanks!

  3. August 27, 2013 / 8:58 am

    Great post! I really need to follow some of these tips 🙂

  4. August 27, 2013 / 6:50 pm

    This is such a great post and topic that no one really talks about. Maybe because most of our blogger acquaintances are younger than us! haha! I’ve actually dealt with acne my whole life pretty much and now my skin is getting clearer. But when I do get break outs, I’m left with horrible scars that I never got before. I hate those! And I am now getting hormonal acne which stinks too. I have heard good things about ACV. I’ll have to try some of these products! <3


    • August 28, 2013 / 5:01 pm

      Hi Toni. I agree that most ladies don’t like to talk to about the nasty side of skin care, but it’s so important for us to share our secrets! I definitely love Mario Badescu products as they don’t test on animals nor do they contain parabens. xx

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