5 Zit Zappers That Are Spot On

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 acne spot 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 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.


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 treatment packs a big punch. Oil absorbing Sulfur and acne fighting Glycolic Acid fight the pimple, while nourishing botanicals soothe and moisturize.




If you have a big date and big pimple, try hiding it 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.


(Malin + Goetz) Acne Treatment Nightime


This overnight 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.


Dr. Sabagh Breakout Spot-On


When you needed the pimple gone yesterday, reach for Dr. Sabagh’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 treatment under pricey but worth it.