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If you've managed to make it through the past year without an influx of breakouts, we have one thing to say: please share your secrets. For everybody else, these past 15 months have done a number on our skin. Between the stress of a global pandemic and the occlusive nature of protective face masks, it feels like we've spent more time treating our blemishes than we have searching for a new TV show to watch.

In honor of Acne Awareness Month, our editors road-tested dozens of spot treatments, face washes, pimple patches, and more to find the best products that tackle breakouts and the marks they leave behind. As a special bonus, we've even got
Dr. Pimple Popper weighing in on her favorites. So, if you've ever dealt with a pimple — or in other words are,
you know, a human being — you need these zit zappers.

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