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Talk to anyone about their skin, and the number one complaint they will have is acne. Whatever you want to call it — pimples, spots, or blemishes, acne is bloody annoying, and it doesn't discriminate. Like any true universal law, a spot will always crop up at the most inconvenient of times and acne has the habit of creeping up on you. One day you can have perfectly normal skin, and the next to be trying to figure out the best way to treat the mess that your hormones have left behind.

Whether you're a teen just starting to get breakouts, or a fully fledged adult trying to figure out why all of a sudden you're sporting the face of your former spotty, younger self, we're here to help.

When it comes to treating acne, the experts really do know best, so we reached out to Noreen Donovan Roth, the pimple expert at Peter Thomas Roth, to get the low-down on every type of breakout, so you can not only figure out why rogue spots are taking over your life, but how best to treat your specific situation, too.

Keep scrolling for your how-to guide to breaking up with your breakouts — hopefully for good!

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