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Kiss Your Acne Goodbye with These 10 Fabulous Products

And stop stressing! It'll only cause more breakouts.

It’s National Acne Awareness Month, and with 50 million Americans affected by it every year, there’s more than enough awareness to go around. Other than overall discomfort, acne can also lead to self-esteem issues and even depression. So how about we work on creating a little acne unawareness

These products are tried and true; and this, coming from someone who's tried everything. From under $10 to over $100, these products will give you a little peace of mind while you catch up on your beauty sleep. 

 

Mighty Patch

This is hands down the best product I’ve found and they’re currently shipping free samples, while supplies last. Whether you feel a pimple coming on or it’s already arrived, slap a patch on it and go to bed. The patch absorbs everything overnight, leaving you with a spot you can literally scratch off. You can also wear them during the day, they’re practically invisible.

Mighty Patch, Acne Patches, $12.99, available on Amazon.

Biologique Recherche

This product has been dubbed “Jesus in a bottle”; it’s both an exfoliator and a toner, and some women have claimed it makes them look “featuslike.” In a good way, duh.

The only problem? It smells really bad. Glossier’s Emily Weiss even claimed that her husband calls the scent “trash face.” Charming.

Biologique Recherche, Lotion P50, $27 for travel size and $112 for 8.4 ounces, available on Rescue Spa

The Ordinary

Kim Kardashian swears by this crazily affordable skincare line and their Lactic Acid serum is one of their hottest products. All it takes is a few drops before bed and you'll wake up with reduced redness and scarring. Pile some moisturizing serum or cream on top and have sweet dreams. 

The Ordinary, Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%, $6.79, available at The Ordinary.

Mario Badescu

This award-winning spot treatment is a miracle in a bottle and can be used on your whole body. Let the liquid set, dip a Q-tip in it and apply it to the affected area. Now go to sleep!  

Mario Badescu, Drying Lotion: $17.00, available at Mario Badescu

Neutrogena

Although a little dubious looking, this light therapy mask is the real deal. After washing your face, put the mask on for only 10 minutes and let the magic happen. The blue light targets bacteria while the red reduces inflammation, and the best part is that you can continue reading, watching or doing whatever you do before bed. 

Neutrogena, Light Therapy Acne Mask, $29.99, available on Amazon.

Sunday Riley

This acne treatment mask has users "shooketh to their coreth." This one works best with extra oily and acne prone skin; just apply one spot or a thin layer all over (in case of emergency) and wake up blemish free. The best part? The high levels of sulfur in this product penetrate pores to dry and clear up acne while preventing future blemishes from forming.

Sunday Riley, Saturn Sulfur Acne Treatment Mask, $55, available at Sephora.

Peter Thomas Roth

This formula does it all; it reduces the appearance of blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples, all while cleansing pores and reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. 

Once you've cleansed your skin, apply a thin layer of the gel all over your face (up to three times a day) and let the alcohol do the work. Just make sure you apply sunscreen on top if you plan on leaving the house. 

Peter Thomas Roth, AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel, $54, available at Sephora.

Murad

Why can't every cleanser keep working after it's washed off? The Time-Release Acne Cleanser has salicylic acid in it to clear up blemishes, while amino and hyaluronic acids restore youthfulness. 

Murad, Time Release Acne Cleanser, $38.00, available at Sephora.

Bliss

So what if your overnight is a night out? Bliss has got you covered, literally. Apply this medicated concealer on your blemish and get back to the dance floor. 

Bliss, Mend It Blend It Anti-Blemish Concealer, $22, available on Amazon.

Burt's Bees

If you know anything about skincare, you know that tea tree oil is god. This Burt's Bees spot treatment clears pimples right up without being harsh on your skin and you can find this 100% natural remedy in any drugstore. 

Burt's Bees, Natural Acne Solutions Targeted Spot Treatment, $11, available at Walgreens.

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