Targeted treatments to beat breakouts fast

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Targeted Treatments to Beat Breakouts Fast
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Targeted treatments to beat breakouts fast

A high concentration of salicylic acid immediately clears bacteria and reduces swelling.

Bliss No Zit Sherlock Spot Treatment, $18. 

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Tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial, making it the perfect solution for girls who prefer gentle or organic ingredients as opposed to harsher chemicals.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Blemish Gel, $9. 

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Caffeine and red algae stop redness in its tracks for results you can see quickly.

Origins Super Spot Remover, $15. 

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This one-two punch product promises to fade a pimple's redness within eight hours and help to reduce the chance of getting dark marks once it's gone. Apply it at night and by the morning, your breakout will be less noticeable.

Neutrogena Rapid Clear 2-in-1 Fight & Fade Gel, $10. 

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Sulfur is the star ingredient in this acne treatment. The cream speeds the healing process while also rapidly diminishing the size of your breakout.

Murad Acne Spot Treatment, $18. 

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This tinted cream conceals and treats, so you're not trying to layer makeup over already-irritated acne.

Dermalogica Concealing Spot Treatment, $26.

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Towards the end of a pimple's life cycle you still want to treat it, but your skin may now be dry or irritated. This gel soothes spots while speeding up the healing process.

Clinique Acne Solutions Spot Healing Gel, $16. 

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The 10% benzoyl peroxide in this classic cream makes it one of the strongest over-the-counter treatments on shelves. Clean & Clear's iconic pick isn't messing around!

Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10, $6. 

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For a really bad breakout, use this duo cream that combines benzoyl peroxide with micro-exfoliating LHA. It's not for the faint of heart, so if you have sensitive skin you'll want to skip it. Even girls who don't normally experience irritation should use this sparingly, but trust us, it works. You'll notice a big difference within 24 hours.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Acne Treatment, $37. 

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A mixture of sulfur and natural botanicals blasts cystic pimples without over-drying skin.

Dr. Dennis Gross Correct & Perfect Spot Treatment, $28. 

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These specialized creams deliver powerful acne-fighting ingredients directly where you need them most.

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