You know that feeling when you look in the mirror and sense that a breakout is about to happen? That one area by your chin feels weirdly sore. The pores on your forehead are looking a little more visible than usual. There’s a bump on your cheek where there wasn’t one yesterday. And then–horror of horrors–you realize you’re out of your go-to products. Or, even worse, you never even found your go-to skincare products in the first place. Is there anything worse than feeling unprepared for an acne flare-up? Plus, I always notice that my roommate has “borrowed” all my available acne patches right when I need them most.
Just like when I realize I’m out of vacuum bags the moment I notice the dust that’s settled all over my apartment, I need a solution, and I need one now. Amazon is the go-to place for essentials, and no one can convince me that healing my breakout is anything less than essential. From cleansers to serum to handy spot treatments, Amazon has the best of the best for acne-curing products. Below, shop the products that you can get on Amazon– and get delivered to you ASAP– so you can start treating your skin as soon as you notice a problem.
Hydrocolloid Acne Pimple Patch
Stick on one of these patches before you go to sleep and wake up to see a noticeable difference in your breakout. Because there’s nothing more satisfying than waking up with clear skin.
Dry out those pesky pimples with this cult-favorite product. I like to dab it on my problems to see if they disappear, too.
Effaclar Medicated Gel Acne Face Wash
Wash off those acne-causing pollutants like sweat, leftover makeup, and SPF. Nothing says “bye bye breakouts” like freshly scrubbed pores.
Tea Tree Clear Skin Super Serum
This serum is pumped with every acne-clearing ingredient known to man, including retinol, niacinamide, and salicylic acid. I would bathe in this serum if I could.
Acne Pimple Patch
Not only do these pimple patches actually work, but they act as camouflage so you can wear them during your Zoom calls and no one will ever know. Super sneaky.
Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Face Wash
If you’re dealing with more than a cute spattering of pimples, and you need the heavy duty stuff, look no further. This cleanser means business, with 1o% benzoyl peroxide to cure even the most persistent breakout.
Daily Facial Moisturizer
$11.29 (25% off)
For times when your skin is so delicate and sensitive you’re scared to put anything on it, this SPF and moisturizer combo is the one product you can trust. It’ll give a boost of moisture and sun protection without exacerbating any existing problem areas.
Acne Spot Treatment and Cystic Acne Treatment
Not only does this treatment help heal existing breakouts–including cystic acne–but it prevents future ones, and contains glycolic acid so you’re not left with scars.
Emergency Blemish Relief
Okay, you spot a pimple coming through. Don’t call 911, just dab on a little bit of this blemish cream on for quick CPR.
Normaderm PhytoAction Acne Control Daily Moisturizer
For oily and acne-prone skin, this moisturizer gives your skin the hydration it needs–so your pores don’t overproduce oil and cause yet more breakouts–without clogging pores or leaving you looking like a disco ball.
Cleanance Concentrate Blemish Control Serum
This fragrance- and silicon-free serum is incredibly lightweight and matte, but will also help control annoying breakouts. Plus, it’s French, so you’ll feel a little fancy when using it.
Acne Pimple Patch
$8.49 (19% off)
Please, please, please–don’t pop your own pimples. If you see an uninvited friend coming over, throw on one of these patches and watch it pull out that gunk from your face.
CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser
If your pores have become storage containers for pollution and bacteria, use this cleanser to empty out that space and prevent a breakout from ever taking place.
Outsmart Acne Clarifying Treatment
Smooth this lightweight treatment over breakouts every day and watch your skin become clearer and healthier in just a few days.
Salicylic Acid Acne-Fighting Daily Face Moisturizer
Not only does the salicylic acid in this moisturizer help fight breakouts, but this product helps get you a smooth, even complexion that everyone wants.
Acne Blemish Control Treatment Serum
$14.80 (27% off)
For the naturalist among us, this serum combines salicylic acid with tea tree oil and aloe vera to treat blemishes while soothing inflamed skin.
Natural Acne Solutions Maximum Strength Spot Treatment
$9.99 (23% off)
When you see a breakout starting to form, put a little of this treatment over those spots to prevent them from really coming through.
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