As an acne sufferer myself, I know how self-conscious one can feel when a bad zit (or twelve) makes an appearance. Although I am diligent with my skincare routine, I still break out whenever I’m stressed, traveling, or when that time of the month makes an appearance.
After trying countless products to control my acne over the last few years, I have found a select few that I swear by.
Below are my go-to products to zap a zit asap.
1. Origins Super Spot Remover
This Salicylic Acid gel is the holy grail of spot treatments. A tiny drop of the Origins Super Spot Remover will instantly relieve redness, and when left overnight, it will drastically improve the appearance of blemishes.
It’s a small bottle, but a little goes a long way.
2. Neutrogena Visibly Clear 2 in 1 Wash Mask
This product is great for banishing existing breakouts and preventing new ones. You can use it as either a face wash or a mask. It’s pretty strong stuff, so if you have dry skin, make sure to follow up with a moisturizer.
3. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
This super popular spot treatment certainly lives up to the hype. Its ingredients include calamine and salicylic acid, which help to dry out zits.
For maximum effectiveness, dab a small amount of product on blemishes and leave overnight.
4. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + 1%
The Ordinary Niacinamide & Zinc serum is a gentle and effective treatment to zap a pimple. When used every day, it can drastically improve your skin tone and banish breakouts.
5. Neutrogena Visibly Clear Light Therapy
This tiny UV light is a spot treatment wand that helps to kill bacteria deep beneath the surface of your skin. Typically, light therapy treatments for acne are pretty expensive, but Neutrogena has created a product that works and has a budget-friendly price tag.