Zits, pimples, blemishes, whatever you want to call them: They are all different names for what happens to your skin when an oil gland mixes with dead skin cells and causes clogging in your pores. If the surface of the pore breaks, it becomes red and swollen—hence, a zit. Zits can be found on the faces and bodies of over 70 million people, but that doesn't make them any less annoying.
Though there are ways to prevent pimples, the bigger challenge is getting rid of them once they surface. Rule No. 1: Don't pop them, ever! Despite the feeling of satisfaction you may feel, messing with your zits can spread infection and lead to scarring. Instead, try one of these zit-zapping products to help dry them up and kick the remaining bacteria out.
Mario Bedescu Drying Lotion is an excellent spot treatment made with a blend of calamine and salicylic acid. This product really helps to clear up and soothe pimples. Just take a q-tip and dab the lotion on the area. It does leave a pink mark on your face, so wear it overnight. Buy it here for $17.
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La Prairie Cellular Purifying Blemish Control is incredible. I have never felt anything more potent, and the $70 you pay for the bottle is totally worth it. What's also wonderful about this product is that it's clear, so nobody will ever know that you've got it on. It's non-drying and relieves redness and irritation of breakouts, while preventing new bacteria from forming. Buy it here for $70.
Yonka Juvenil is a non-stinging and non-drying breakout solution. It also happens to smell great since it's infused with 100% botanical extracts. It's got antiseptic and antibacterial ingredients to treat current irritations and prevent future breakouts. It also helps to decrease inflammation and increase healing. Buy it here for $50.
Kiehl's Blue Herbal Spot Treatment contains the magical ingredient, salicylic acid, which helps to dry and fight off acne-causing bacteria. This formula is also clear and dries quickly. It penetrates deep is quite effective. This small tube won't break the bank and will last a long time. Buy it here for $14.