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Zap your zits on the go with the ultimate spot treatments

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Your go-to products for when a massive spot pops up at the most inconvenient of times

As you well know, there’s never ever a good time for a gigantic spot to pop up. It’s always the most inconvenient time – when you’re going to a party, a wedding, or seeing friends you haven’t seen in ages; that’s when an angry red spot decides to appear. Enter the best spot treatments that money can buy.

It doesn’t matter how clean you eat or how well you look after your skin, sometimes getting a spot is beyond your control. It’s always terrible timing, so it’s good to have one of the best spot treatments to hand to get rid of it as quickly as possible – find some of the best by taking this quiz. Be sure to check out our guide to getting rid of acne scars, too.

The key ingredients to look for when shopping for spot treatments are salicylic acid and glycolic acid. These two pack a real punch when it comes to banishing unwelcome spots.

Salicylic acid helps to unclog your pores, while also exfoliating the skin by breaking down the bond that binds dead skin cells together.

Glycolic acid, on the other hand, dissolves unwanted substances on the skin, and also helps to remove dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin. It’s often used as an ingredient in face peels.

Those of you with maturer skin will love Skinceuticals’ Blemsih + Age Solution. It’s a must-have toner, helping to fight any pesky blemishes while also preventing your skin from ageing too quickly.

If it’s a spot-fighting moisturiser you’re after, look no further than Clinique’s Anti-Blemish Solutions All-Over Clearing Treatment. This light cream will soothe your skin while also treating any uncomfortable breakouts.

For a gel treatment that won’t break the bank, Soap & Glory’s Dr Spot is a winner. If it’s something a little higher end you’re after, Cloud 9’s Skin Clearing Spot Gel won’t disappoint, and Vichy’s Normaderm Hyaluspot is also a great buy.

There are plenty more excellent products out there that you need to know about, too – scroll through our gallery for your new spot treating heroes.

Rest assured, you’ll leave here feeling less stressed about any future breakouts.

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