5 Cheap Products Dermatologists Swear By To Get Rid Of Pimples Overnight

January 11, 2018 by Kiarra Lyles
shefinds | beauty

Pimples always seem to pop up on your face at the wrong time, like before an interview, before a wedding, or before an important work meeting. If you need to get rid of a sudden breakout ASAP, a spot treatment is probably your best bet. Here are 5 cheap products that will practically make pimples disappear overnight!

clean and clear acne spot treatment

Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment

The Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment, which works on normal, oily, and combination skin types, contains 2% salicylic acid, a topical medication known to treat acne. Salicylic acid “breaks up the cells, which stick together in the inner lining of the skin pore, thereby declogging blackheads and whiteheads,” says dermatologist Dr. Marnie Nussbaum.


Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment Acne Medication ($5.99)

differin gel acne spot treatment

Differin Acne Treatment Gel

According to Target, Differin Acne Treatment Gel is the "first and only FDA-approved full prescription strength retinoid acne treatment now available without a prescription." Retinoid is another topical medication that treats acne. “Retinoids cause skin cells to turn over at a faster rate, decrease oil production, and help skin exfoliate,” dermatologist Dr. Rita Linkner says.


Differin Acne Treatment Gel ($11.29)

clearasil acne spot treatment

Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Overnight Patches

Get rid of pimples overnight (literally) with the Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Overnight Patches. They work by using sealing out acne-causing bacteria, thereby reducing inflammation.


Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Overnight Patches ($6.79)

neutrogena acne spot treatment

Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Spot Gel

Neutrogena's Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Spot Gel provide maximum relief to sudden breakouts with salicylic acid that helps de-clog pores. "Salicylic acid works by loosening and breaking apart desmosomes [attachments between cells in the outer layers of the skin]. This action encourages exfoliation of skin and unclogging of pores," says dermatologist Dr. Sue Ann Wee.


Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Spot Gel With Salicylic Acid ($8.79)

oxy acne spot treatment

Oxy Maximum Action Rapid Spot Treatment

The Oxy Spot Treat reduces redness, de-clogs pores, and kills acne-causing bacteria. It contains 10% benzoyl peroxide, an topical acne medication. "Benzoyl peroxide is a powerful ingredient that is effective against all kinds of acne lesions (blackheads, whiteheads, and big red pimples)," says dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe. "It is bactericidal, meaning it kills bacteria, rather than simply slowing down their growth. It also works very quickly, improving acne as early as five days after starting treatment."


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Oxy Spot Treatment Maximum Vanishing, 0.65 Oz ($9.45)

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