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Best Products for Adult Acne

How to spot treat pimples or take care of full acne breakouts

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Best Products for Adult Acne

Adult acne is very different from teen acne. Instead of getting pimples on your forehead and cheeks, adult acne sufferers tend to get acne on their chin and around the mouth. It is estimated that one in 5 adult women suffer from adult acne.

See my comprehensive article, 8 Adult Acne Facts (Plus, How to Treat it).

So how to fight it? I've done the research and found the best 'tried and true' acne products that will help dry up your pimples.

 

Combat the Acne Before it Develops

Since most adult acne begins with blackheads, keep those blackheads at bay with a good scrub. Instead of the abrasive, grainy scrubs with sugar or salt particles which can tear at skin, instead scrub skin chemically by way of alpha-hydroxy acids (read about alpha-hydroxy acids here).

A few great scrubs include:

Best Spot Treatments

If you have a just a couple pimples that you want to dry up fast, your best bet might be a spot treatment. These products work by delivering a concentrated dose of medicine to your pimple and the best ones contain moisturizing agents that won't dry up the area you're treating.

The best spot treatment products are:

Treat the Entire Area

When you suffer from a face full of acne, you may find it's best to treat the entire area.

Great products include cleansers, such as:

Or treatment systems, formulated to treat the actual acne:

You can see a full list of these products and more in Best Products for Acne-Prone Skin.

More on Acne:

 

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