The Best Acne Spot Treatments to Zap Your Zits Fast

You can treat random eruptions — without drying out the rest of your skin — by using a concentrated acne spot treatment. It will go to work directly on the acne-causing bacteria to bring down bumps fast. Try these zit zappers and you’ll be back to your perfect self in no time.

Best Acne Spot Treatment

Mighty Patch
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Mighty Patch takes the top spot due to its extreme ease of use. Recommended for angry whiteheads, Mighty Patch works as a protective barrier, sealing out bacteria and germs while sealing in powerful medicines that essentially suck your whitehead dry. You’ll know when it’s done working because the patch turns white (from all that bacteria that was just in your face). Extremely sticky, the Mighty Patch has staying power and can easily be worn overnight for a blemish-free tomorrow, which is why it’s a winner of The Manual Grooming Awards 2019.

Other Great Acne Spot Treatments

Clean and Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment
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Because you want this zit gone yesterday, this gel works fast to dissolve the oil gunking up your pores. Once your skin is clear, the medicated salicylic acid sinks in to reduce swelling and redness.

Malin+Goetz Acne Treatment Nighttime
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This overnight pimple treatment is pretty damn powerful. Sulfur is the 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 swab into the sediment at the bottom of the jar. Apply directly to the pimple. No rubbing. Just let it work as you catch some Zs.

Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment
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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-ups.

Murad Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment
Murad Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment

This invisible gel can shrink a pimple in just four hours. Wake up with a zit? No problem. Apply this speedy spot treatment and it could be gone by lunchtime. It’s a fast-acting formulation that uses salicylic acid to exfoliate and clear pores, bringing down the redness quickly. Murad Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment was the winner of last year’s Grooming Awards.

Evolution Man Conceal and Treat
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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.

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