8 Editor-Approved Acne Treatments That Work Overnight
No-one likes pimples. (Unless, of course, we're talking about @drpimplepopper because #obsessed.) In my—wholly unscientific—opinion, blemishes exist purely to terrorise our faces when we least want them around. (If you've ever sailed through weeks of clear skin only to have a spot show up the day of a big event, you feel me.) Of course, there are myriad ways to treat problem skin, but if you're only dealing with the occasional pimple, an effective spot treatment can be life-changing.
Spot treatments are exceptional at dosing blemishes with active ingredients in both the a.m. and p.m., but used overnight they can make a *huge* difference. Trust—it's not uncommon to wake up to a shrinking dot where a shiny, sore spot stood just eight hours earlier. With that in mind, we've curated 8 editor-approved acne treatments that work overnight, for your clearest complexion yet.
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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion ($26)
A celeb favourite (Kylie Jenner rates it), this blend of salicylic acid and calamine zaps pimples without drying out the surrounding skin. Dab on with a clean Q-tip and allow to dry before you hit the pillow to prevent staining your bedding. (P.S. Snapchatting your pink-painted face to mates is highly recommended.)
Ultraceuticals Ultra Clear Spot Treatment ($35)
A clay-based treatment that visibly improves the look of blemishes, it relies on a trio of exfoliants (including salicylic and mandelic acids) to clear out pores. Importantly it also includes anti-irritants and antioxidants to keep skin from turning red.