Banish the Blemish with these Spot Pimple Treatments

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Pimples have a way of popping up just when you don’t want them the most. If you only have one nasty blemish, there’s no need to break out the heavy, acne-fighting artillery for your whole face. You can treat random eruptions, without drying out the rest of your skin, with a concentrated spot pimple treatment. They’ll go to work directly on the acne causing bacteria to bring down bumps fast. Try these five zit zappers and you’ll be back to your perfect self in no time.

Neutrogena On-The-Spot Acne Treatment

Benzoyl Peroxide is an extremely effective ingredient used in most acne treatments. It really works. However, a high dose can irritate and dry out your skin causing redness and inflammation. This pimple  treatment is formulated with just the right amount to kill acne bacteria without causing further flare up. Best of all, you can find it right in your local drugstore at a great price. $3.55

Peter Thomas Roth Acne Spot and Area Treatment – Travel Size

Zits aren’t fun traveling companions. Dirty planes, stress and bad eating on the road can wreak havoc on your skin. This travel size, maximum strength pimple treatment packs a big punch. Oil absorbing Sulfur and acne fighting Glycolic Acid fight the pimple, while nourishing botanicals soothe and moisturize. $19


If you have a big date and a big pimple, try hiding the zit with this concealer. Don’t get nervous, we’re not suggesting that you apply a full-face of man makeup. This blendable stick can camouflage your unsightly pimple while clearing the bacteria. Try a shade a drop darker than your actual skin tone and conceal while you heal. $19

(Malin + Goetz) Acne Treatment Nighttime

This overnight pimple treatment is pretty damn powerful. Sulfur is its hero ingredient that will knock out blemishes while you sleep. It goes on a bit different than the other lotions. Don’t shake to mix it. Instead, dip a cotton Q-tip into the sediment at the bottom of the jar. Apply directly to the pimple. No rubbing. Just let it work while you catch some Z’s. $22

Dr. Sebagh Breakout Spot-On

When you needed the pimple gone yesterday, reach for Dr. Sebagh’s powerful Breakout Spot-On. Dab it on the second you’re cursed with a blemish and watch it shrink like magic. This potion also reduces redness, tightens pores, and calms your skin. File this pimple treatment under pricey but worth it. $55

Clean & Clear Acne Advantage Spot Treatment

Clean & Clear Acne Advantage Spot Treatment

Because you want this zit gone yesterday, this gel works fast to dissolve the pore clogging oil gunking up your pores. Once your skin is clear the medicated Salicylic acid sinks in to reduce swelling and redness.$5.68

Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Maximum Strength Spot Treatment Cream

Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Maximum Strength Spot Treatment Cream

You can count on Burt’s Bees for the best natural skincare remedies. This pimple treatment is formulated with Willow Bark Extract containing exfoliating Beta Hydroxy Acids that work to clear pores and reduce redness. $12

Colgate Whitening Toothpaste with Baking Soda and Peroxide

Colgate Whitening Toothpaste with Baking Soda and Peroxide

We can’t promise this pimple treatment of super model folklore really works. But rumor has it, a dab overnight will can shrink a pesky pimple in a hurry. For guaranteed results, brush your teeth for two minutes and enjoy a fresh breath and a whiter grin. $.99