Pimples and acne are no fun no matter how old you are.
Adult acne is relatively common in women mainly due to hormonal changes, not to mention stress. In fact, over 780,000 MailOnline readers suffer from acne – so you’re not alone.
But luckily, whether you have blemishes or are suffering from an adult acne attack, now there are dozens of innovative treatments that will help you reduce your rashes.
Going forward, we’ve picked eight of the best acne treatments to help brighten your skin and prevent breakouts.
Formulated with a potent blend of pore-unclogging salicylic acid, moisturizing butylene glycol and soothing green tea extract, Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator is a must-have for skin prone to breakouts and breakouts. acne.
Suitable for all skin types, the leave-in exfoliator not only deep cleanses the pores to help remove acne, it also helps fade persistent acne scars while promoting a brighter texture, smoother and more even for a more clarified complexion. Sign us up.
These Instagram-friendly button patches from Starface are awesome, colorful, fun, and most importantly, effective. The star-shaped hydrocolloid patches absorb wound fluid (think oil and pus) and speed healing, much like a traditional blister bandage.
Best of all, these cute and soft pimple patches keep you from touching your face and making rashes worse. You’ll never look at a button the same way again!
Each Hydro-Star Pod Starter Kit includes 32 stickers (eight sheets each containing four stickers).
Formulated with 60% soothing hemp seeds (cannabis sativa seeds) and antiseptic green oregano, this lightweight Kiehl’s oil is designed to calm stressed skin.
Kiehl’s Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Concentrate will reduce skin spots, calm redness, and balance hydration, all without making a fussy complexion worse. Just two to three drops massaged into freshly cleansed skin will instantly soothe.
Fear not, this moisturizer from award-winning skin care brand Murad is oil-free and will keep skin matte despite its SPF45.
This silky hydrating moisturizer has been formulated with avocado bark extract and enantia chlorantha (a sebum-regulating agent), to help balance congested complexions and protect against harmful rays, all without clogging the skin.
Formulated for use on sensitive acne prone skin, Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser is highly affordable and dermally approved. This ultra-gentle cleanser will preserve and maintain the delicate skin surface and remove excess sebum, dirt and other environmental impurities from the skin surface.
The classic cleanser is also fragrance-free so it won’t cause any rashes or reactions and can also be used on your body to help fight bacteria (i.e. back acne). And that 236ml bottle will last at least a few months.
Glamglow’s Supermud Mask has gained a cult following and is also one of the brand’s bestsellers, known for its ability to cleanse pores and treat breakouts.
The mask combines kaolin to absorb dirt and oil from the skin while calming inflammation. It also contains a blend of powerful exfoliating acids such as mandelic, lactic, salicylic and glycolic acid, to effectively resurface, smooth and illuminate the skin to restore its former glow.
This on-site treatment from Kate Somerville is our benchmark for banishing hard-to-beat whiteheads. It contains 10% sulfur (beware: it smells like rotten eggs) and exfoliating acids to fight blemishes, while zinc oxide absorbs excess sebum. This treatment is the perfect solution to get rid of pimples and rashes.
Apply a dab of the rose solution overnight to the affected area with the tip of a cotton swab and in the morning the redness and size of your blemish will be reduced.
Vegan-friendly and cruelty-free, Medik8 Blemish Control Pads will help keep blackheads and whiteheads at bay.
Formulated with 2% salicylic acid (less alcohol drying out the skin) and soothing botanical extracts, these tampons from Medik8 leave skin clean, clear and never uncomfortable.
They are compact, easy to use on the go, and soft enough for everyday use. Say goodbye to red, sore, angry blemishes.
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