There's never a good time for a pimple to pop up, which is why fast-acting acne treatments are key. There are a ton of awesome options, but treating the zit head on is one of the best ways to handle breakouts. Yes, pun intended.
4.While blue light helps to penetrate the skin, red light reduces inflammation. Meaning this drugstore tool, the Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Treatment, uses both light therapies to calm down angry breakouts in minutes.
5.Effaclar Duo Acne Treatment comes from a favorite French drugstore brand, La Roche-Posay. It uses benzoyl peroxide as well as Lipo-Hydroxy Acid to both target imperfections and exfoliate the skin, leaving you with a super smooth complexion.
6.This Murad Acne Spot Treatment is on the pricier end, but after just a drop or two a breakout is gone in mere hours — yes, hours. These fast results are thanks to its high amount of salicylic acid (the highest that's available over the counter).
7.I used to use a prescription retinol when I suffered from bad acne as a teen. When my prescription ran out, I had a hard time finding anything that truly gave me the same fast-acting results until this Differin Gel became available over the counter.
8.Here we have Nexcare Acne Absorbing Covers, another sticker option from a company that doesn't even specialize in skin care. These stick on so well that even the restless of sleepers will wake up with these still on.