Acne Spot Treatments: How To Get Clear Skin


Acne is a very common skin condition that affects men, women, and teens in staggering numbers. It’s estimated that up to 50 million people in the United States alone experience breakouts on both the face and/or body. It can be difficult to know how to get clear skin or where to start. 

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Fortunately, whether you’re someone in middle school or a full-fledged adult, there are products that can help control acne, regardless of the type you’re experiencing. The following products can help with spot treating breakouts:

how to get clear skin

Anti-Acne Serum

When it comes to acne, prevention is key. This serum is the perfect treatment for combination oily skin types. Fortunately, it’s gentle enough to work on sensitive skin too. Applied in a thin layer, it helps prevent acne eruptions before they can start. This light serum contains Thyme Extract as well as Salicylic Acid to help renew the complexion by gently exfoliating.

how to get clear skin

Drying Lotion

Target whiteheads with one drop. Featuring Salicylic Acid, Zinc Oxide, Colloidal Sulfur and Calamine, this celebrity status spot treatment helps to shrink whiteheads overnight revealing a calmer complexion by morning. To use: Do not shake. Dip a cotton swab to the bottom of the jar into the pink sediment. Apply directly to whitehead.

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Silver Powder

Those with blackheads call this a miracle product. Applied like a ten minute mask to problem areas only, the Kaolin in this powder quickly absorbs oil in the pores. To remove, dampen a cotton pad with toner and wipe off. The result: fresher and cleaner looking pores.

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Buffering Lotion

Nip painful cystic blemishes in the bud with this deeply penetrating and fast absorbing formula. Enhanced with a host of healing and anti-inflammatory ingredients like Biotin, Zinc Oxide and Vitamin B, this treatment helps to hone in on under-the-surface cystic acne.

how to get clear skin

Drying Cream

Pimples, be gone! This mildly concealing cream works wonders by drying up small pimples under the skin’s surface. Loaded with natural ingredients like Aloe, Beeswax, Lemon Extract, and Colloidal Sulfur this is a must-have for anyone experiencing pimples. To apply, simply dab a small amount onto the area and blend with fingertip. May be applied after moisturizer and before makeup.

 What types of acne do you experience?

Author: Sara Kosmyna

I'm a freelance writer, makeup artist and brow expert with nearly ten years of professional experience in the beauty industry. Eating healthy, trying new beauty products and writing personal essays are a few of my favorite things. I can usually be found roaming the magazine aisles of bookstores or sitting at the café compulsively shopping online for shoes, books, clothes, and makeup. If I went to the gym as often as I talked about wanting to start exercising, I would have a 12-pack by now. I believe that having a good skincare regimen and expertly groomed eyebrows are two cornerstones to being naturally beautiful.


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