8 Acne Treatments That Work
From scrubs to gels to cleansing pads, these products are your best weapon against pimples.
-Janifer I. Cheng
Pimple, zit, blemish – no matter what you call them, they can be a nightmare at any age. No one wants to wake up the morning of a big meeting or a date and find a little something sitting on your chin. We’ve done some research and found products that reduce redness and irritation and clear up those annoying outbreaks. Read on to find a treatment that works for you.
1. Peter Thomas Roth Max Complexion Correction Pads are two-sided so you don’t waste a drop of this citrus scented solution. Our skin wasn’t over-dried or irritated either, but be warned, there’s an brief stinging sensation when it’s first applied. ($36, sephora.com)
2. Looking for something on the go? Try The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Blemish Gel. This lipstick-sized potion can knock out a blemish quickly and it smells minty fresh too. ($9, thebodyshop-usa.com)
3. PyratineXR was created to combat acne, age-damaged skin, rosacea and redness. The product works slowly over time to make your skin look its best and it’s so gentle, you can even use it on sensitive skin. ($138, pyratinexr.com)
4. This may not be the best-smelling product on the market, but Payot Pate Grise is a concealer that also eliminates acne and blackheads. It goes on a little thicker than your average liquid foundation, but blends well into your skin. ($30, skin-one.com)