Treating acne is certainly not a one-size-fits-all approach. While some people swear by the latest pimple-busting acne creams, others turn to natural Chinese remedies or simply conceal their skin with miracle foundations.
If you've tried a plethora of lotions and potions and still can't cure your skin concerns, this woman's 4-step routine may prove helpful.
Teenager, Karina Banuelos from California, took to Twitter to share her simple skincare routine, which quickly went viral across the web.
The best news? The four-step regime won't break the bank, setting you back just £20.
According to , Karina's first step to clear skin is witch hazel. Before washing her face, she douses a cotton ball in £7.12 Thayer's Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Formula, explaining it gets all the “dirty deep in her pores”.
Then, she washes her face with £6.99 Dr. Bronner's peppermint pure-castile liquid soap. Karina opens her pores by splashing her face with hot water before using a spin brush (much like a Clarisonic) on her face and rinsing once more with cold water.
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Her third step involves patting her face dry, re-applying the witch hazel and then moisturising with Neutrogena's oil-free moisturizer for combination skin, £16.70.
Her final step is all-natural and totally cost-free. Karina slathers her skin in homegrown aloe vera, which she sleeps in. Explaining her acne cure, she said: “Aloe vera is basically used for everything and it helps your acne, it helps the redness around your acne, it helps with scarring.”
Karina claims she hasn't had a breakout since she started following this regime six months ago, adding: “I also have combination skin and I saw results in my face in 2-3 months. you have to be consistent or you’ll never see results.
“It’s a simple routine it takes 10 minutes for me to finish.
“Also don’t be afraid if you break out more while using it, it gets worse before it gets better bc [because] it takes out everything in your face then gets rid of it.”
If you're at a loss with how to treat your acne, it's worth giving her routine a go. You can also read about our guide to concealing acne scars and read about our favourite acne-busting products below...