Dealing with adult acne usually calls for derma procedures and topical + oral medication, especially in severe cases. But Denise Larsson, a certified micro-nutrient specialist, took a different route: She relied on natural products to clear her skin. Curious to know what she tried? Here's her routine:

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Step 1:

She soaks a cotton pad with a DIY bi-phase toner composed of water and jojoba oil. Jojoba's texture is similar to our own sebum, which makes it effective in lifting oil build-up.

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Step 2: 

She then spreads a pure manuka honey mask on her face to lighten her scars. It has natural anti-bacterial properties, which reduces the possibility of pimples getting infected. 

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Step 3:

After cleansing her face, Denise dabs a fresh, clean towel to dry excess moisture—this step, my friends, is something that we may forget. Using a separate bimpo is more advisable because who knows where our bath towel has gone (hint: butt area).

Step 4:

For her final step, she applies tea tree oil on the inflamed spots to soothe and heal them.

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Are you willing to rely on all-natural skincare to take care of your complexion? Of course, do remember that each person's skin is unique, and a regimen that works on one won't necessarily work on another. If you're unsure, always consult a dermatologist, but if you wish to try out Denise's ritual, here's her full post:

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