Remember how traumatizing it was to get a "zit " in high school? Of course, a teenager is almost expected to get pimples. But, past the often-awkward phase of pre-adulthood, a breakout becomes flat out mortifying. Well, grownup sufferers aren't alone. Did you know 1 out of every 9 people between the ages of 25 and 44 have consulted a doctor for help with acne? Acne is such a systemic skincare issue that The American Academy of Dermatology considers it the most common skin diseases in the US. Bummer!

Are you facing a spotty reflection? Here are some simple tips to help bring clarity to the situation, courtesy of board certified surgeon Dr. Vish Banthia, founder of ZendyBeauty, an innovative money saving online beauty resource. Check out the Dr. Vish Banthia's advice and let us know what you think!

So fresh and so clean. Dr. Vish Banthia rcommends you wash your face twice a day (no more) with warm water and a mild soap made for people with acne. And always, remove your makeup before you go to sleep. Be sure to throw away any old makeup that smells or looks different from when you first bought it too.

Leave well enough alone. Don't pop pimples. Popping pimples can push infected material further into the skin. Touching your face can spread the bacteria that cause pores to become inflamed and irritated as well. To keep bacteria at bay, Dr. Vish Banthia advises to wash your hands before applying anything to your face, such as treatment creams or makeup.

Erase the past. If you happen to be faced with unwanted mementos from your acne diaries, there are several FDA approved ablative and fractional laser resurfacing treatments available. These treatments produce remarkable results with skin appearance and minimize scar depressions. As an added bonus, the process regenerates collagen, the protein that gives skin its appearance of smoothness and youth.

How do you deal with pesky unwanted blemishes? Share your tips with a note below!