You’ve woken up to a spot the size of Africa, slap-bang in the centre of your forehead, but before you think about cancelling that date or caking on the concealer, we’ve got a better way to deal with it. Say hello to the best blemish-busting buys we’ve tried – and watch your spot shrink asap!
The quick fix
Don’t be put off by the name… this nifty little stick isn’t only for teenage skin. Applied under or over makeup (it won’t leave a tell-tale tide line), it dries out all kinds of spots, even those bigger than the night out you’ve just had.
This before-bed treatment contains a hefty dose of witch hazel. It’s gentle enough to be used all over the face to help stop spots that are about to form.
The cult buy
Loads of celebs and bloggers swear by this stuff. It’s a smart little gel that hydrates (that’ll be the vitamin E), as well as clearing and purifying to regulate sebum production. We use it in the morning under our makeup and before bed to keep skin in the clear.
If you’re on a budget, this super-affordable, super-effective spot-zapper can’t be beaten. It’s formulated with salicylic acid – the gold standard of blemish treatments – as well as niacinamide, which helps to tackle the dark marks that often follow bad breakouts.