5 Acne Spot Treatments to Help Heal Breakouts FasterJanuary 28, 2021
No one likes to wake up with a glaring breakout on their face. Luckily with the right acne-fighting cleanser and a few dabs of zit-squashing spot cream or a pimple patch, you can zap your spots as soon as they crop up. Ahead, we’ve rounded up six of our favorite spot treatments that can help calm and minimize the appearance of acne fast.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo
Stubborn blackheads and whiteheads are no match for this anti-blemish formula. In addition to clearing them, Effaclar Duo can help reduce the number and severity of acne blemishes thanks to its combination of micronized benzoyl peroxide and micro-exfoliating LHA (lipohydroxy acid). Expect pore-clogging impurities, debris and excess oil to be removed from the surface, as well as a smoother, more even skin texture over time. To use, apply a half of a pea size amount on affected areas one to two times daily.
Vichy Normaderm Beautifying Anti-Acne Care
This powerful spot treatment is enriched with mineralizing water from the French volcanoes and contains salicylic acid to target acne and unclog pores. The formula also helps curb shine.
Kiehl’s Breakout Control Targeted Acne Spot Treatment
You hear about acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide often, but have you ever tried a sulfur acne treatment? This formula features 10% sulfur and vitamin B3 and is clinically demonstrated to rapidly reduce the appearance of acne breakouts. Start with one application daily, and gradually increase to two or three as tolerated or as directed by a doctor.
Tula Go Away Acne Spot Treatment
In addition to benzoyl peroxide, this formula contains probiotics, tea tree oil, licorice and niacinamide to soothe redness and inflammation. It also nourishes skin post-application to prevent dryness and irritation.
The Klog Soft Shield Pimple Patch
These hydrocolloid patches create a protective barrier around a breakout to keep bacteria and other impurities away from the area as it heals. The stickers are clear so you can wear one during the day to help prevent the pimple from getting worse and to deter yourself from picking.
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