6 Acne-Fighting Spot Treatments You Can Find on Amazon
In our experience, the best approach for fighting acne is a holistic one, but sometimes (like during the heat of summer), you may have an unwelcome visitor, i.e. a stubborn zit, on your skin that requires some extra attention. That’s where acne spot treatments come in. From breakout-minimizing stickers to benzoyl peroxide creams, you can truly find an option for every kind of breakout and budget on Amazon. Here, we’re rounding up some of our editors’ favorites.
In this non-drying formula, benzoyl peroxide gets into pores and kills acne-causing bacteria while LHA exfoliates. The result is an improved appearance in spots. Apply a thin layer one to three times a day.
Use a cotton swab to dot this pink lotion on pimples before bed and wake up to diminished-looking spots the next morning. The formula contains acne-fighting powerhouses salicylic acid, sulfur and calamine to exfoliate, draw out impurities and soothe skin’s surface.
These hydrocolloid stickers help draw pus and impurities out of pores, speed up the healing process and prevent additional bacteria (like that on your hands if you’re a picker) from making things worse. If you like to see the fruits of your labor, you’ll delight in peeling one of these patches off in the morning to look at all of the gunk it absorbed overnight.
This salicylic acid treatment exfoliates pores and helps clear acne blemishes, blackheads and whiteheads. Formulated with frankincense and ginger root extract this unique preparation makes skin appear more clear and feel more comfortable.
This clay formula can be used in various ways, including as an all-over purifying mask, a treatment for insect bites and to target individual breakouts, according to the brand. For the latter, mix the clay with water or apple cider vinegar to create a paste and then apply on the affected area. Wait for it to dry on skin (up to 20 minutes) and then wash off with lukewarm water.
If you have cystic pimples, try these treatment sticks from Korean beauty brand Dr. Oracle, which are infused with exfoliating AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids) and soothing tea tree oil. Because the swab-like stick is large, you can cover a lot of ground in one fell swoop.
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