No matter how old we get, a bad breakout can still send us into junior high levels of despair. A bad zit means that your next few days will consist of mountains of concealer, dodging cameras like you’re Angelina Jolie, and, for those deep, cystic suckers, some all-too-literal pain.
From the Buffering Lotion that soothes inflamed skin and prevents new eruptions, to the oil-dissolving Anti-Acne Serum that stops pimples before they start, click on to find 9 products you need in your anti-acne arsenal.
Smooth these on the next time you wake up with a whopper, and you'll stop pimples in their greasy little tracks. It might just be a good week after all.
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Mario Badescu Healing & Soothing Mask, $20, available at Nordstrom.
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Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion, $17, available at Nordstrom.