We all know that waking up with unruly hair or pesky pimples can ruin your mood faster than you can say "rise and shine." While a cute hat can easily disguise a wild mane, covering up acne is more of a challenge. There isn't a single solution that instantly zaps zits into oblivion, but there are ways to effectively treat blemishes in a timely manner. Here’s how to prevent these uninvited guests from showing up in the first place.
Make sure your daily skincare routine includes products that are specially formulated to treat your specific skin type. If you're prone to breakouts, nail down an oil-free cleanser-toner-moisturizer trio that can effectively wash away impurities while calming surface inflammation. Pangea Organics' Cleanser, Toner, and Facial Cream for oily to blemish-prone skin does the trick for us.
Once a pimple crops up, the first thing you should do is use a spot treatment to calm that sucker down. We like Juice Beauty's spot treatment, Blemish Be Gone for its combo of salicylic acid and Vitamin C, which unclogs pores and heals blemishes without inflaming skin. For a more long-term treatment, opt for something that battles blemishes daily without drying out your skin, like our favorite cure-all serum, SIRCUIT® Cosmeceuticals' Fixzit.
- By Natalie Alcala
This five-piece set has everything you need to whip congested skin into shape.
Salicylic acid is the secret weapon behind this super spot treatment, as it effectively unclogs pores and heal blemishes without inflaming skin.
A power combo of azelaic acid, vitamin A, and salicylic acid allows this wonder treatment to keep skin clear for the long haul.
This thick formula provides full coveage, instantly erases trouble spots for an even-toned complexion.
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