Pimples are never welcome, period. Thankfully, there are potent products that can reduce redness and bumps, stat. Here are our picks:
1. The cult favorite
This drying lotion is the OG for speedy zit-zapping products because of its active ingredients. Salicylic acid, zinc oxide, and sulfur are the mega trio that dries up pimples overnight; the formula also has calamine to soothe inflamed spots.
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, P1,095, Rustan's The Beauty Source
2. The natural quick fix
Tea tree oil is known for purifying the skin. Dab this potent formula on nasty spots before you go to bed, and see the red bump look deflated the next day.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil, P495, SM Megamall
3. The drugstore gem
This affordable find tackles the blemish at the root, making it heal from beneath the skin's surface. It promises a clearer complexion after just three days.
Pond's Acne Clear Leave-On Gel, P180, Watsons
4. The K-beauty wonder
You'll be amazed how this acne sticker can rapidly banish a flared up pimple. You know it really works because it's almost always sold out!
COSRx Acne Pimple Master Patch, P210, SM Beauty
Bonus: The brightening after-care solution
Sometimes, pimples leave dark spots after they heal. Pat a brightening cream every night to even out your skin tone.
Kojie-San Dreamwhite Blemish Correcting Cream, P155, Robinsons Department Store
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