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March 17, 2011

Six Simple Acne Solutions

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Laura Griffin and I both got body waves that went VERY wrong, both love the Rolling Stones, and both hate breaking out. Fortunately, the Southern belle and beauty blogger was sweet enough to share her favorite blemish-fighters. Based on that glowing skin I’d say she knows what she’s talking about! –Elizabeth

(l to r)  Philosophy On A Clear Day Moisturizer ($23) – Drying out skin will only cause it to overcompensate by producing more oil, trapping you in a nasty cycle.  This oil-free moisturizer keeps skin hydrated while warding off bacteria to prevent future blemishes.

Bliss No Zit Sherlock Purifying Cleanser + Toner ($22) – This genius 2-in-1 cleanser/toner contains 2 percent salicylic acid but is still gentle enough for daily use. It’s also packed with pro-biotics to boost skin’s immunity against harmful bacteria.

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Acne Treatment ($65) – The cult-favorite scrub plus acne-fighting salicylic acid and tea tree oil. Thirty seconds is all it takes to dissolve away dead skin cells and treat blemishes. Use it three times a week and don’t leave it on too long!

Aqualiv Infotone Face Mist ($35) – It sounds too good to be true, but spritzing your face with this ionic-charged, anti-bacterial water will keeps it hydrated, smooth and clear. Easiest beauty treatment ever. Plus, the bottle is refillable.

Peter Thomas Roth Sulfur Cooling Masque ($40) – A sulfur mask is a must for blemish-prone skin. This one also contains aloe to soothe inflammation. The sulfur smell can be off-putting, but the effects are totally worth it.

Desert Essence Blemish Touch Stick ($9) – Tea tree is a natural antiseptic rhr can be used to treat about a zillion skin complaints, including blemishes. This stick also sops up excess oil, smells amazing, and is vegan!

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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