The causes of breakouts have often been a bit murky. While foods like chocolate, French fries, and milk are often blamed; derms say they've just gotten a bum rap. But stress? Too much of it can actually trigger a reaction. And since the holidays happen to be one of the more anxiety-inducing times of the year, I've kindly provided you with ten ways to combat those pesky spots.
Kill two birds with one stone, in this case a concealer that will cover that spot while clearing it up with salyicylic acid.
Besides smelling like rotten eggs, sulfur works like gangbusters to kill pimples. This mask contains a lot of it but thankfully doesn't come with the offensive aroma.
Use one of these do-it-all pads every day to clean out pores, lighten acne scars, and reduce redness.
If you prefer the natural route to attacking your breakouts, this willow bark-based formula will do the trick.
This derm favorite has been around for ages but for a good reason--this cleanser works wonders on spots.
With a combination of benzoyl peroxide to minimize breakouts and something called LHA to smooth any unevenness, this treatment will clear things up.
Because you may be tempted to fall into bed with a face full of makeup after a particularly vigorous night of partying, keep these cleansing cloths on your nightstand to help you save face.
Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10, $6, walmart.com
This medical strength gel goes to the root of the problem--the pore--and kills pimple-causing bacteria.
When the situation is looking dire, adding a retinol to your regimen can help. Think of it like Drano for your pores--clears them right up.
Exfoliating can give you a deeper clean and this one has salicylic acid to bump up this scrub's potency and calm angry, red spots.