Ever find that spending time outdoors leaves you seeing spots? We aren’t just talking about the kind that appear before your eyes, after you’ve downed three cups of sangria on a lounge chair... We mean those pesky pimples that seem to pop up at the worst times. Well, we’ve had enough (er, of the blemishes, not the sangria…)
Aside from all the other damages caused by the sun, excessive exposure produces oil and sweat that clog your pores leaving skin splotchy, irritated and red.
Instead of popping that nasty whitehead (ewwww!) or leaving it on display for all your friends’ entertainment, check out our top picks for fast pimple relief. These multi-tasking problem solvers get the job done, so you can focus on the important things…like refilling your sangria cup.
MURAD® ACNE TREATMENT CONCEALER ($21 at www.MURAD.com)
The fairygod mothers at Murad have created a magic wand that heals blemishes with acne-fighting Salicylic Acid and provides long lasting concealer coverage. This two-in-one formula controls and prevents breakouts as it disguises them. It is proven 86% effective and comes in three different shades, so with a wave of the wand you can zap your zit as you party - now that’s multi-tasking!
Got a pimple that is the size of a bird? A plane? Well the advanced pimple-fighting powers at Origins are ready to go to battle against bacteria and other pore clogging particles. The forceful formula contains 1.5% Salicylic Acid to effectively tackle blemishes and clean out pores so the healing process can begin. Apply the super treatment at the first sign of a pimple and – WHAM! BAM! POW! – evil villain zits are zapped.
VICHY Normaderm Anti-Blemish Intensive Treatment Cream ($18 at vichyusa.com)
If your version of a lounge chair and sangria is actually a yacht in St. Tropez and a Bellini, then you’ll love this French blemish treatment from VICHY. Powered by remarkably active antioxidant water from Vichy spring, this intensive spot treatment uses 2% Salicylic Acid to blast away breakout inducing bacteria and prevent new blemishes from springing up – ooh la la.
MyChelle Clear Skin Spot Treatment ($15 at mychelle.com)
If you prefer organic detox smoothies to chemical-laden cocktails, then you’ll love MyChelle’s Clear Skin Spot Treatment. This vegan friendly, gluten free blemish control purifies skin and supports pimple recovery on-the-spot – without exposing skin to harmful ingredients.