This post is sponsored by Zapzyt through Primp Network. As usual, all opinions are my own and I only promote products I love.

Let’s face it. Acne is NOT just a skin condition that teenagers have to deal with. We all thought our days of breakouts would be over around the time we turned 18, but unfortunately, that’s just not the case for the majority of us.

In fact, with the stress that being an adult brings, at times my acne seems even worse than it was when I was younger. My more troublesome breakouts bring me back to the insecurity of my teen years and I’m left thinking, Is this really STILL happening? When will it stop? 

Fortunately, I’ve learned some tips over the past few months that have really helped me decrease the amount of breakouts I have AND the amount of time that it takes for those pesky zits to disappear (hence why I feel more comfortable taking selfies as of late). I’ve mentioned a few of my favorite acne-busting methods on my blog over the past few months, including a few face masks, but I recently found a product that has swooped in and become my face’s main hero!

Zapzyt is my face’s hero because it’s affordable AND actually effective. I can’t even count on two hands the amount of different acne products I’ve tried the past few years. That’s why it was incredibly relieving to finally find a product that actually works, is easily accessible (you can find it at Walmart and at your local drugstores), and that fits into my daily makeup routine.

I use the Zapzyt Acne Wash Cleanser twice a day, the scrub a couple of times a week, and place the Zapzyt Acne Treatment Gel on problem areas anytime I have a zit that I want to get rid of quickly. It only takes around 5 minutes a day to keep up with this and it makes a world of difference for my skin!

But what makes Zapzyt better and more effective than other acne products? It’s actually really cool and interesting! Unlike other acne products, Zapzyt is water based and doesn’t contain alcohol. Alcohol irritates skin and adds to the redness of the already inflamed/irritated acne areas. Most acne products add to the problem instead of fixing it, which is why you’ve probably tried a million different products without much success!

It also truly “zaps” your zits. The definition of the word “zap” is, “a sudden effect or event that makes a dramatic impact.” I couldn’t think of a better name for this acne products, as it does just that.

When I received my Zapzyt products, this handy dandy notecard (picture below) was included in the box. It’s full of some super helpful tips for how you can prevent acne.

Along with learning more about the Zapzyt products and how to use them correctly, it also gave some great advice. I’ll just touch on a few that stood out to me:

Use makeup sparingly– Give your face a break from time to time. It can’t properly heal if it’s always covered with goop. If you do feel the need to wear makeup regularly, make sure you buy foundation that won’t agitate your skin and cause more breakouts. This is important even if you don’t wear makeup often.

Don’t pop– So, funny story. I’ve actually NEVER popped one of my own pimples in my life- no exaggeration! I’ve heard it makes acne worse and also just think it’s gross, but my husband is constantly popping his own pimples and has recently started trying to pop mine! I think popping pimples runs in his family or something because most of his siblings seem compelled to do it to themselves and their spouses. It’s a huge “no-no” in my book and I’ve had to tell him that my pimples are better off unpopped (especially after I put my Zapzyt gel on them!) Guys, do not pop them!

Stay out of the sun– First off, I’m a firm believer that we actually do need to be in the sun without sunscreen from time to time (Hello, Vitamin D!), but I do think long hours spent in the sun spent tanning with no regard to your skin is good at all, for various reasons. One being that it can cause inflammation and redness.

Chill– I have pretty extreme anxiety, which may be one reason my acne is out of control at times. Stress and anxiety are major factors in causing breakouts. Start healthy daily habits that will decrease your stress (exercise, meditation, yoga, writing in a journal, seeing a therapist, taking vitamins). Also, give yourself a chance to relax, guilt-free at least a few times a week. If you’re always running around non-stop, of course you’re going to get stressed! Make a list of all of your worries and things you need to do, then set the note aside and fully RELAX. Tell yourself that you can get back to the list after you’ve taken care of your mind and soul.

Zapzyt has definitely been something that’s really helped out my skin (and therefore my confidence, as well). I’m really glad I came across such a great product! Have you tried Zapzyt before? If so, what are your thoughts on it? Let me know in the comments below!