My skin only really gives me trouble once a month, due to hormal fluctuations. During that time, it’s not pretty; my complexion breaks out, especially on my upper lip and chin. The blemishes are usually pretty painful, too. Naturally, whenever a zit crops up, I want it gone immediately. While nothing can zap it away in an instant, I did find a fast-acting spot treatment that gets rid of blemishes really quickly. Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10, Maximum Strength (approx. $5 at drugstores) works wonders. A nasty zit reared its ugly, bright red head on Sunday afternoon — you know, the kind that you can feel emerging and stinging — and I dabbed it on before bed. When I woke up on Monday morning, the redness had gone down a lot, and the pimple shrunk to about half its size. By Tuesday morning, the pimple was tiny and the redness was totally gone. No picking, no scabbing, no lingering scars.
A word of advice: unless you’re staying in for the day, I recommend only using this at night. The cream dries into a thin white coating over blemishes, and gets flaky as it works. It’s really not cute. If you apply it more frequently than I do, you can expect your zit to vanish even faster.
If you suffer from the occasional breakout, I definitely recommend using this to tackle those tough pimples. It’s the fastest acne-clearing spot treatment I’ve ever come across.
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