The secret to clear skin with healthy glow at times is not determined by the use of overpriced products or cosmetic procedures. Simple inexpensive products, lifestyle and habits most times make such a big difference. In today’s post, I’ll be sharing with you 12 SIMPLE HACKS TO AVOID & TREAT ACNE.

1.   Wash Your Hands Regularly and Avoid Touching Your Face: We touch a lot of things from holding the door knob to shaking other people which we can transfer tonnes of invisible bacteria from our dirty hand to the face which can trigger breakouts. Regular hand wash can reduce germ transfer. You can also keep a small bottle of hand sanitizers in your handbag inner pocket for on-the-go use.

2.    Clean your Makeup Brushes: makeup brushes also collect germs. So, it’s important to clean them regularly. I wash my brushes at least once a week or every 2 weeks at most.

3.    Clean Your Phone: Same reason you should wash your hands. Phone can be a mode of transmitting germs to the face. Antiseptic wipes or rubbing alcohol can be used to clean phone screen and body.

4.   Change your Bedsheets More Often: Same hygienic reason as above.

5.    Sleep on Satin Pillowcases: They are not only good for the hair, also for the skin. Friction from cotton pillow case can dry out the skin and cause breakout.

6.    NEVER Sleep with Makeup On: this is very important. No matter how much you pay for the glam or how tired you are as makeup if left on for more than 12hours can clog pores and cause breakout. When I see people do this, I cry for their skin. You can have wipes by your bed side. So, no matter how tired you are. You at least wipe the makeup off even if you can’t wash your face with soap.

7.  Drink More Water: to cleanse the body from the inside.

8.    Use Lemon, Tea Tree Oil & Honey: the combination of these three products is death to acne. I swear by it, it works so well. You can use these three as face mask or add granulated sugar and use as face scrub. Check out my DIY sugar scrub including these three products here.

9.    African Black Soap: is the only product I ever used as my daily face wash that keeps my acne at bay. Check out my DIY African Black Soap Face Wash here.

10.     Salicylic Acid containing products. Salicylic Acid is known to treat and prevent acne. My favourite product that contains Salicylic acid is the Neutrogena 2 in 1 Visibly Clear Face Wash & Mask. Check full review here.


11.    Wear Spf Daily: to protect your skin from the UV rays and don’t forget your neck.

12.    Eat For Your Skin: Low fat diet with lots of fruits and vegetables are good for the skin especially acne prone skin.

These are the things I do and take seriously to avoid and treat acne. Please check out my skincare routine for products I use to cleanse and moisturise my face,  my DIY sugar scrub  and DIY African Black Soap face wash.

I hope you enjoy today’s post. Please share your skincare hacks in the COMMENT SECTION below. Don’t forget to LIKE, SHARE & SUBSCRIBE via E-MAIL. Follow my blog via BLOGLOVIN and check out my Youtube Channel.

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  • Azra Haracic

    I think I need to buy that African soap, I never tried it and I heard good things about it. xx


    • you should try it dear. it’s so good. It’s the only cleanser I use

  • Thanks so much for sharing this. I’m currently suffering from acne that appeared from nowhere! I’m going to try your tips especially no.8 once my face is less sore. Great post!

    Yasmin TELLS

    • Kenny Olapade

      I’m glad my tips will help you. Thanks for stopping by my blog ❤❤

    • you should dear. it’s a magic mix for me. thanks for stopping by my blog dear

  • The Polished Perspective

    Awesome tips!

  • Your skin is gorgeous! Thank you for tips on how to achieve the same beautiful results!


  • Love the glow to your skin!

  • Fehintola

    Great tips Kenny! I see the difference since I started using black soap. I think I’ll try the lemon, honey and tea tree combo.


    • Kenny Olapade

      I’m glad you find it helpful. Try it, it works really well. Thanks for stopping by my blog ❤ ❤

    • you should dear. it’s so good

  • Daniela

    Good hacks. I read about black African soap many times but I am scared that my husband, being African, would simply use it in the shower if he sees it😋

    • Kenny Olapade

      Lol.. Thank you

    • LOL. I use it in the shower too to exfoliate my skin once a week



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