You’ve got acne? You poor thing. Isn’t it the worst? No, of course not. Relax. Everything is going to be all right. You will get through this. Do you know how we know it will be all right? Well, because we’ve been there. We’ve seen it for ourselves. Call us survivors or simply consumers who figured out it’s not the end of the world. Acne happens to the best of us. Don’t waste your time worrying about it. Trust us; there will be plenty of things that happen to you in life that deserve your full attention. Acne isn’t one of them.
So, what are you to do when you find acne? For starters, don’t panic. Don’t rush out to the dermatologist and stock up on expensive acne treatments. Stay far away from the overpriced pink drying lotion. Save your money and save your sanity. The answer you need is probably a lot closer to home. It’s the drugstore. They’re everywhere. Practically every block in America has at least one drugstore on it. They’re there for a reason. They’re convenient and often their products on friendly to your budget. So, grab your bag, your purse, your wallet and let’s go shopping:
01 Peach Slices Acne Spot Dots, $4.49 These by far are the best pimple care products money can buy. We kid you not. These hydrocolloid bandages drain the goop out of your pimples without having to get your hands dirty. Wear them as directed and get rid of them when their job is done. It generally takes a day or two before you see results, but when you do, you’ll be hooked.
02 Neosporin, $6.37
Yes, we mean the germ fighter. It only makes sense that it would work wonders on your skin. It acts as an occlusive barrier. Place a dab on your popped pimple and let it work its magic.
03 Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment, $5.98
This spot treatment is filled with 2% salicylic acid that will reduce redness and swelling and kill the germs within the pores. Be careful after applying. You’ll need to apply lotion afterward because it does have a drying agent, but that’s a risk you should be willing to take to zap out zits.
04 Burt’s Bees Herbal Complexion Stick, $8.49
This 99.9% all-natural gem has so many all-natural healing powers you’ll wonder what you ever did without it.
05 Differin Gel, $11.39
We’re so excited about this one-time only available via a prescription formula. This beauty is gentle on the skin and can be used daily. Give it a try!
06 Desitin Rapid Relief, $5.99
You read that right. We’re talking about diaper cream. It might seem a little out there, but we can guarantee you it works. Why you might ask? Well, the answer is simple. It’s used to combat rashes on babies. Zits are a blemish on the skin. Why not use a paraben and fragrance-free product that every parent trusts enough to use on their baby?
07 CVS Health Tinted Acne Treatment Cream, $4.19
Here’s another superb spot treatment. Instead of drying out the blemish, this treatment cream hydrates it and color-corrects it to get rid of the unsightly redness.