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Olivia Estrada is a writer based in Manila, Philippines.

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Spot-on pimple treatments that will save your life

Spot-on pimple treatments that will save your life

Once every so often in our adult life, a remnant of our teenage past comes to visit us. Usually, it’s when we’re stressed, dealing with Aunt Flo, or sometimes, for no reason at all. It’s called a pimple.

No matter how perfect our skincare routines are, a spot or two tends to flare up every now and again. Why? Because it’s life’s way of reminding you that you can’t have everything. But you can always have a reliable spot treatment that gets rid of acne quickly.

Aesop Control

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I loved the sales pitch the lady at Aesop Berlin said about this product. She told me how it’s the one product that is ordered constantly online, on its own. People don’t bother making the most of the 5 EUR shipping fee, they just want this product. When I tried this out, I quickly understood why. The combination of salicylic acid, niacinamide, sodium ascorbyl phosphate in this gel solution tames and treats spots overnight.

Human Nature Tea Tree Oil

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Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic keeps a bottle of tea tree oil in almost every corner of his house. He swears by it to get rid of the bumps. If you want to follow his footsteps, I suggest you get your supply from proudly-local brand Human Nature. If you feel that unmistakable itch before a pimple appears, slather on a drop or two on clean skin. I’ve tried several times and found that the bumps never even came.
Acne Care Drying Lotion

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Back when I used to suffer from big pimples, this became my best friend. It’s an affordable treatment you can find at Watson’s. The drying effect of this solution is instant but it stings a little. This is best for those acne spots that are ripe with sebum. Instead of popping those pimples, apply this solution on them with a cotton bud. It’s just as satisfying.

The Ordinary 2% Salicylic Acid

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If there’s always a patch of skin that suffers from pimples, try adding this to your routine. You can apply this right after your moisturizer, focusing on the affected area. It exfoliates the skin to counter your acne and the marks it leaves behind. Use it morning and evening until you observe that the pimples are no longer coming back.

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