A Texas teenager’s incredible before and after images showcasing how her skin transformed after she started using one particular acne treatment have gone viral.
Michelle Hoang, 16, from Houston, took to Instagram to share the revealing snaps, with the first showing her cheek covered in swollen red blemishes, while the other – taken just one month later – captures an almost completely-clear and glowing complexion.
And far from having to go through a series of painful, or even expensive, treatments and procedures in order to achieve the results, Michelle insists that her remarkable transformation is down to just one budget-friendly cream, which costs less than $25, and which she believes is responsible for clearing up all the painful-looking ‘bumps’ on her cheeks and forehead.
Transformation: A before and after photo posted on Instagram by Michelle Hoang, 16, from Houston, Texas, has gone viral after it showed how her acne cleared up in just one month
Fresh faced: The teenager, who now happily posts images of her skin looking incredibly clear and glowing, says that the transformation was the result of just one budget-friendly product
Then and now: The incredible change in Michelle’s skin over the course of just four weeks has captivated social media users
Budget beauty: Michelle says that she used the Keeva Tea Tree Oil Acne Treatment Cream to clear up her blemishes, which costs just $24.95 a pot
Naming the product as the Keeva Organics Tea Tree Oil Acne Treatment Cream, the teen credited it with helping to totally transform her skin, leaving her feeling much more confident about her appearance than ever before.
Viral: Since posting her before and after picture on October 16, Michelle’s post has received over 27,000 likes and over 500 comments
She added: ‘I like how it doesn’t dry my skin out and it leaves my skin so moisturized and smooth. This works on all skin types too. But if you’re wondering, I have oily acne prone skin.’
She also added that she was not sponsored by the brand and that her post was not an ad, and that she simply wanted to ‘thank this product enough for clearing all my forehead bumps and also bumps all over my cheeks.’
Before discovering her now-go-to product, Michelle had shared on Twitter back in September that she was seeing some improvements to her skin, but she noted that she was still ‘left with a lot of scars and a few dry patches’ from the other treatments that she had been using.
But she says that isn’t the case with her new discovery, writing that her latest acne treatment cream ‘doesn’t dry my skin out and it leaves my skin so moisturized and smooth’.
Inspiring: Her followers on Instagram have praised her honesty and say she’s inspired them to try her skincare routine
Big change: In September, Michelle posted these pictures showing both the left and right sides of her face
So fresh and so clean: Michelle says she also uses Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleaner and Skin Food Black Sugar Mask to keep her skin clear
Since posting the picture on October 16, Michelle’s post has received over 27,000 likes and just over 500 comments, with many people praising her honesty and also thanking her for sharing her top tips.
Instagram user @artwithanzu wrote: ‘That’s it?? That’s ALL you used????? Bruh I needa get me some’.
While @cuzitsjessie typed: ‘I’m going to get it Iv’e been having acne for 4 years hopefully this works’.
And @myaperezz added: ‘You’re skin is looking great, I’m inspired!!!’
Based in Tempe, Arizona, Keeva Organics writes on its website that it the Tea Tree Oil Acne Treatment Cream has been created with sensitive skin in mind, and as it contains all natural ingredients, is safe to use with no side effects – a jar costs $24.95.
Since posting the picture, she has also given her followers on Twitter more details about her skincare routine and lists Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser and Skin Food Black Sugar Mask as her go-to products daily.
She told fans she washes her face with the cleanser to remove makeup and twice a week, uses the sugar mask to exfoliate, before finishing with Keeva Organics Tea Tree Oil Acne Treatment Cream.
Michelle also revealed how she deals with a particularly bad outbreak of spots: ‘For large pimples I use, Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment Acne Medication and I put a bandage on top.’