The Best Spot Treatments For Blemishes

There really are potions that can make a big difference to reduce a blemish overnight (or over the course of a day – stop touching!).

Looking for more preventative options? Browse the cleansers, creams and masks in our Best Acne Treatments guide.

Spot treatment dermalogica

Dermalogica Concealing Spot Treatment ($32 at Dermstore) uses sulfur, zinc oxide, and salicylic acid to combat oil and bacteria. And it really blends in, so wear it under makeup during the day, and pile it on that one spot at night.

Spot treatment mario badescu

Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion ($17 at Mario Badescu) is similar to the product above, but also contains camphor and calamine, and doesn’t quite blend into skin – it’s a miracle worker overnight, though.

Spot treatment lather

You can use LATHER Advanced Blemish Control Serum ($29 at LATHER) as a spot treatment or allover acne combatant; it has tea tree oil to nix bacteria, and aloe to soothe.

Do you have a favorite product or trick for combating the occasional blemish?