If there’s one tie that binds us, it’s the frustration of breakouts. And while you may think that you’re too old to keep dealing with acne, the constant hormonal fluctuations a woman goes through in her life are to blame for this reoccurring skin nuisance.

While a dermatologist will always tell you it’s best to visit a dermatologist—naturally—for mild to moderate acne, you may be able to clear your skin with over-the-counter products found at the drugstore first.