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The 2 Second Trick To Getting Rid Of A Zit, According To Dermatologists

January 25, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | beauty

Two-second miracle cures for zits can't be found in tubes of toothpaste (using it as a spot treatment may dry out your pimple a bit, but it will take surrounding skin for hostage). The best way to stop a zit attack before it threatens to consume your entire cheek, forehead, or chin is by taking this two-second step to get rid of inflammation and heal your pimple with love and care.

 

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Kiehl's Blue Herbal Spot Treatment

Kiehl's Blue Herbal Spot Treatment

I've tried tons of spot treatments over the years. Some, like Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, are fantastic, but especially great at shrinking whiteheads. But Kiehl's Blue Herbal Spot Treatment is the one and only salicyclic acid treatment that doesn't just get rid of a pimple within two days — it nourishes your skin and leaves no trace of trauma. 

 

Using a blend of 1.50 percent salicylic acid, frankincense, and ginger, this lightweight serum spot treatment clears up blemishes, blackheads, and whiteheads so much faster than other products. One tube lasts ages and it won't create flaking or redness in place of your pimple, which is crucial if you have dry or sensitive skin.

woman applying zit cream

Three Times A Day Makes Your Zit Go Away

Apply Kiehl's spot treatment three times a day for the best results — once in the morning, again at lunchtime, and once more before bed. You'll be shocked at how quickly it works at shrinking your zit. And be patient: picking at your pimple is only going to make matters worse. If you can't get to a dermatologist for a cortisone shot, which will take the red right out of any pimple, the next quickest zit remedy is always a quality spot treatment that attacks your acne — and not your skin. 

Author:

Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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