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I also really on a salicylic acid-based product, namely Dermalogica’s overnight clearing gel. When the blemish is almost gone, I gently exfoliate to remove any dry skin around it.

Mario Badescu drying lotion is the best!!! The smell is not great but it works. Both I and my daughters use it. Can’t believe I am 47 and still getting a pimple here and there. Sigh….but this stuff makes a difference with one use. Best stuff I have ever used in terms of treating blemishes already there and I have used a lot in my day sadly…..

Mario Badescu stopped working for me, so I tried Neutrogena blemish gel with salicylic acid and it works.
Plenty of moisturiser on the spots.
SKII treatment mask seems to heal them faster too.

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I used to handle them really wrong before I got into skin care routine. Now I don’t worry much about them, most are gone within 1-2 days somehow. S I don’t touch and ignore them.

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo when I know it’s something that will be nasty if left unattended. If it’s something small, Effaclar K will do the trick!

I’ve been using GM Collin Puracne Oxygen Gel all over & Acne Complex to spot treat. Both these products are gentle but effective.

I usually dab some Retin-A on the blemish at night to make it go away faster. If it’s a cystic acne, Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion is also helpful in getting rid of it without it coming to a head.

I very rarely get pimples but dammit right now I have a monster–slight exaggeration– growing on my jawline with no ammunition in my house to battle it. Need to look into this Mario Badescu product

I use glycolic acid, 9% salicylic acid, and 2.5% benzoyl peroxide (all from Paula’s Choice) all over my face daily, which seems to help a lot to begin with, but for stubborn pimples, I’ll do a 10% benzoyl peroxide spot treatment (Persagel) and use my AcneFree sulfur mask.

I take prescription acne medication so I generally don’t have a problem with blemishes anymore. When I do get one I apply some Tretinoin cream on it and it’s usually gone by the morning.

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Neutrogena 2-in-1 spot treatment (salicylic acid) is a life saver. I’ve never used anything that works as well as it does. It’s good for acne that is still forming, or to get rid of existing acne.
I also use a baking soda paste for cystic acne that is under the surface.

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