I thought one of the perks of being an adult was not having to deal with acne. I'm three years away from 30 and have recently been experiencing more breakouts than I did when I was 16. What's up with that? But apparently adult acne is not a myth, but a very common problem, especially among women. So now we have to worry about wrinkles AND acne? Ugh!

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Don't let a few pesky zits get you down. And unless it's really bad you don't have to rush to the dermatologist either. Here are a few simple tricks that can smooth away those breakouts in no time--trust me!

Switch cleansers: Certain cleansers (especially foamy ones) can be rough on sensitive, acne-prone skin. Look for a gentle, oil-free formula, like Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser ($6).

Try an acne treatment: Look for an over-the-counter acne treatment that includes Benzoyl Peroxide. It's the same stuff dermatologist prescribe. Try Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10 Acne Medication ($6).

Scrub your face: A gentle face exfoliator helps buff away dead skin cells that can clog and cause acne. I like the Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Oil-Free Face Scrub ($7).

Try a natural treatment: Believe it or not, a few drops of apple cider vinegar can help banish breakouts. The natural disinfectant kills bacteria that can cause acne as well as bring down inflammation. Make sure to take an organic apple cider vinegar solution, dilute it in water, and then apply topically to your skin using a cotton swap. It's makes for a great spot treatment.

Curb your diet: Try avoiding dairy, fried foods or foods that are high in sugar or salt. Drinking plenty of water can also help prevent and clear acne.

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Johanna is the beauty and fashion staff writer at MamásLatinas and obsessed with all things beauty and fashion. She is a proud Dominicana and was born and raised in Queens, NY.

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