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Superior Spot Treatments, Part I

Let's face it, everybody gets a pimple here and there and they always come at the most inopportune times. Who saw My Big Fat Greek Wedding? When you get a blemish that's red, swollen and sore, you look and feel pretty terrible. Here are a few of my favorite zit zappers that can help blast those gnarly blemishes! Be sure and stay tuned for part two of superior spot treatments later this week!

Origins Spot Remover, $10, is a clear acne blemish treatment gel that tingles upon contact. Just a teensy bit goes a long way. It is made with salicylic acid that helps dry up your trouble areas, prevent new pimples from forming and also helps calm redness.

Stop using as often if your skin becomes dry or irritated but because it is created for sensitive skin, it shouldn't provoke any tenderness. Use as needed, one to three times a day and apply a thin layer to the area and let it dry. Suitable for all skin types.

For two more ways to blast blemishes,

SkinCeuticals Blemish Control Gel, $32, is an ultra light acne treatment that helps combat, whiteheads, blackheads, cysts and other acne related issues. It also helps to kill the bacteria on your skin that causes new breakouts to form. Active ingredients include purifying agents and salicylic acid (one per cent)!

This gel will also help exfoliate the dead skin around the pimple and unclog your pores. This is one super strong sucker, but not to worry; it won't leave you dry, red or irritated.

Murad Acne Spot Treatment, $17, is a sure fire way to banish your blemishes! This powerful formula is made from: sulfur (to minimize breakouts), salicylic acid (to dry up and kill bacteria), zinc oxide (to reduce swelling), licorice extract and allantoin (to calm irritated skin), hydrolyzed oat flour (to fight flaking and over-drying) and lastly Vitamins E and C (to keep skin protected). This is my buddy FabSugar's pick, what's yours?

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books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 9 years
I need this bad today!!
skiacresluv skiacresluv 10 years
I only use Mario Badescu stuff right now, and I really like it. I hope it continues to work, it seems like a lot of products work at first, then become less effective.
Wicked Wicked 10 years
I have the Murad one and it's okay. The first two sound interesting.
L8dyDi L8dyDi 10 years
I absolutely love love love the Murad Acne Spot Treatment! That stuff does the trick. It zaps those blemishes gone by the next couple of days or so. Definitely check it out if you haven't already:
sofi sofi 10 years
Here is what I thought was supposed to work: Salicylic acids to prevent breakouts and benzoyl peroxide to actually get rid of ones that have already formed. Clearasil pads with salicylic acid are great for day to day maintenance and then they have a benzoyl peroxide cream for spot treatments. I have heard good things about Mario Badescu's products- anyone else like it?
The-New-Black The-New-Black 10 years
The concentrated tea tree oil stuff is pretty good too.
Beauty Beauty 10 years
Hi Cg2003. Stay tuned for a post on redness creams later this week!
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 10 years
clean and clear pimple cream is good too
cg2003 cg2003 10 years
what do you recommend for acne scars and redness?
creamytofu creamytofu 10 years
I think the mario badescu's drying lotion and buffering lotion is also great!
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