Is the acne on your face still causing you embarrassment? Here are 5 adult acne remedies you may have overlooked.Ok, let’s be honest – having acne is bad enough, but when you’re an adult it’s a whole lot more bothersome than when you were a teenager. Back then society was sort of used to it. They expect kis to have pimples. But as an adult, it’s not as prevalent. Having visible acne on your face, neck, shoulders, back is more difficult to deal with emotionally because you because all those blemishes crater your confidence when most of those around you have clear skin.I’d like to tell you I had a magic adult acne remedy that was guaranteed to work, didn’t cost much, had no side effects and worked fast. Anyone who promises you all that is feeding you a pipe dream. What I can tell you is the simple step of improving your skin care habits will dramatically clean up your skin, make you more appealing and boost your confidence.The first adult acne remedy to remember is properly washing your skin every day. The secret here is to do it right. I can hear you mumblinh “Look, I’m an adult. I know how to wash my face.” The truth is many people don’t! Avoid scrubbing vigorously with a wash cloth. Not only could you irritate the skin, the wash cloth itself could be filled with bacteria leading to more pimples, zits and blackheads. Washing the skin doesn’t clear up acne. The purpose of washing the skin is to remove excess oils and dead skin to stop part of the acne formation process.The second adult acne remedy is to exfoliate the skin. Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells. The process reduces the amount of dead cells that build up on the skin that mix with sebum, clogs your pores and leads to skin blemishes. Regular exfoliation smooth and brightens the skin, makes it softer and less likely to break out. Most adults skip this step but it’s an important part of your daily skin care regimen. Be sure to shop for an exfoliant that matches your skin type.Adult acne remedy number three is using essential oils. Using essential oils to control acne is a natural acne treatment with scientific support. Since the reason for acne is the bacteria propionibacterium acne it stands to reason that therapeutic oil with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antispectic qualities could reduce acne inflammation and infection. At least one study determined that tea tree oil was effective against p. acnes. Other valuable essential oils are lavender, bergamot, clove and rosewood. But a word of caution- just because these are natural acne therapies doesn’t mean they don’t have side effects. Some require dilution before applying to your skin. Get proper advice before using an essential oil.The fourth overlooked adult acne treatment is using a facial mask to cleanse and heal the skin. A good deep cleaning facial mask used occasionally not only heals up blemishes, it prevents new acne from forming by reducing inflammation. They work by drying up the acne already on your skin plus it tightens the skin by shrinking the pores, making the pores less visible. After removing the mask your skin will be much softer and more pleasant to touch.The fifth adult acne remedy is one few people know about but works well for many people to eliminate pimples. Use honey! Honey is naturally antibiotic and anti-inflammatory. Unlike many over the counter and prescriptions adults use as an acne remedy, honey won’t dry up and irritate your skin. In fact, it soothes the skin. Make a paste of either honey and almond oil or honey and cinnamon. Apply it lightly to the pimple using a gentle circular motion before you go to sleep. The next morning wash it off with warm water. Repeat the process for about two weeks and watch your skin clear up and become more radiant.There you have it: five overlooked but effective adult acne remedies. Now that you know about them, it’s time to give them a try.