Our favorite derms are forever waxing on about how healthy skin is a long-term investment. And we get it — but we’re also human. Even the most dedicated among us are guilty of slipping up and getting too enthusiastic with a new facial peel, going postal on a zit, or crashing before cleansing. (Whiskey makes us so sleepy.)
The good news: “If you take care of your skin most of the time, the odd mistake is usually straightforward to treat,” says Amy Taub, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Here, pros share the fast-acting products and tricks that can (almost) erase our worst skin mishaps.