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Superior Spot Treatments, Part II

Welcome to part II of superior spot treatments. Every gal gets a pimple or two and these products help to instantly banish blemishes! They won't over dry your face or cause redness and irritation to make you look and feel worse. They are gentle enough for sensitive skin, but strong enough to fight your sebaceous glands and wipe out icky whiteheads, blackheads and pimples.

I have to say that I'm a little surprised so many of you have an obsession with Mario Badescu's Drying Lotion, $17. My old roommate used to swear by this calamine lotion concoction, and I've used it a number of times, but unless my zit was really juicy, it didn't do a whole lot for me.

I decided to give the Mario Badescu spa a call to see if they could enlighten me some more about their cult product, but what they basically said was what I thought was true. It's a gem of a product if you want to dry up whiteheads and it does have salicylic acid in it to prevent a new pimple from forming in the same spot.

The only problem I have is that in this day and age, I would so much rather apply something invisible. Maybe it's psychological, but it makes me feel worse to look in the mirror and see a whole bunch of pink patches.

For two more spot treatments to help blast your blemishes,

Anthony Logistics Spot Therapy, $16, is a fab treatment for both men and women to help treat acne and pimples. It targets an individual blemish, kills the bacteria, speeds up the healing process and helps prevent new blemishes from forming. It contains salicylic acid as well as AHAs and licorice extract to exfoliate dead skin and calm redness. Use as often as necessary.

Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment, $6.59, is a spot acne treatment that won't break the bank. It is made with a high concentration of benzoyl peroxide (2.5%) to help kill the bacteria in your blemish but it won't irritate or dry out your skin. It will also help prevent pimples from forming and it is safe for all skin types. Use two to three times a day for optimum results.

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