You think pesky hair removal and frequent hair maintenance were a woman’s worst plight? Nope. Blemishes (in all their forms) are likely the most inconvenient beauty blunder a gal can encounter. And when it comes to busting them into the stratosphere (think: far, far away, never ever to return again), there’s just about nothing a gal wouldn’t do to have her clear skin back.
If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably done just about everything to get rid of those pesky pimples. And we have a feeling that (again, like us,) you’ve been disappointed a few times in the process. Well, darlings, never fear because we’re here with our five favorite blemish busters of the moment. Blemishes, be warned.
How To Zap Those Zits Away… Zeno Hot Spot, $39.99, target.com
Ever wish you could literally zap your zits? Yeah, well, this little gadget is about as close as you’re gonna get to fulfilling those fantasies. You might have heard of the Zeno before—do those Whitney Port commercials ring a bell?—and if you’ve tried it, you know it works pretty well. While not a complete miracle worker (come on people, it’s not Mother Theresa here!), this little ditty does do a great job of reducing the size and redness of a pimple, and starts working immediately after you apply its heat-activated technology to a blemish. Plus, it’s virtually pain-free!
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How To Mask Your Blemishes… Ole Henrickson Blemish Attack Purifying Mask, $32, sephora.com
This purifying and anti-inflammatory mask helps minimize breakouts and absorb excess oil, leaving your skin calm and ready to clear up. We love the light feel on our skin and call us crazy, but its recommended 20-30 minute application time makes us feel like our skin is really getting an intense treatment.
How To Spot Treat… Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Targeted Spot Treatment, $9.99, drugstore.com
We all love to get rid of our blemishes, but we don’t necessarily love all those nasty chemicals that some blemish busters contain, right? With this natural blemish buster, made of ingredients such as tea tree and parsley, our blemishes disappear but our skin doesn’t get dry and parched.
How To Prevent Future Damage… Clearasil ULTRA® Acne + Marks Spot Lotion, $8.99 drugstore.com
You know the worst part of a blemish? The aftermath. Yep, that’s right, we’re talking about you, obnoxious acne marks. Because once you’ve gotten rid of the bumpy, shiny redness on your face, you’re likely to be left with an amazingly flattering (note the sarcasm, lovelies) acne spot on your face. And the last time we checked, none of us actually want to go through life looking like a Dalmatian. That’s why we were excited to hear about Clearasil’s new Acne + Marks Spot Lotion, which acts to treat existing blemishes while reduce the appearance of the spots they leave behind.
How To Combat & Conceal All At Once… The Body Shop Tea Tree Concealer, $9, thebodyshop.com
Don’t you wish you could treat your acne while you’re wearing your makeup? Well you can, with this concealer from The Body Shop. Lemon Tea tree and Community Trade tea tree oil help fight blemishes while preventing new ones from popping up, all while concealing your active ones. Now what could be better than that, ladies?