Over the years I've done it all (no zit cream or expensive facial has gone untested), but it wasn't until I heeded some much needed, albeit unusual, advice from Nurse Jamie (Khloe Kardashian and Shay Mitchell are fans of the pro, btw) that my acne started to disappear—for good.
For once in my life, her advice did not include a laundry list of expensive new products to invest in. Quite the opposite, in fact. Because my skin is super-sensitive (spoiler: if you have acne, yours is too), I needed pull back on the products and start incorporating her Instant Uplift beauty tool into my nightly routine—pronto.
Prior to use, my skin was a mess. Apparently I had been over-drying it with a heavy hand of zit cream and because of that, a weird bumpy acne rash had crawled its way up both of my cheeks. Trusting the source, I drastically pared down my routine, just making sure to use a really good moisturizer ahead of the wand. (I even refrained from using any zit spot treatment at all, which was not easy to do.)
And you know what? When I left my face alone for a week, treating it gently rather than attacking it, it changed. It was happier and less red, and aside from a few hormonal pimples, the acne rash was totally gone. Now I'm not saying my skin is currently crystal clear and that I'm more confident without makeup than with—just that's it so much better.
It's only been a week and it's hard to hate on this less red, less bumpy version of my face.
BUY IT: Nurse Jamie Instant Uplift Facial Firming Beauty Tool, $69