10 Tried & Tested Spot Treatments That Actually Work

10 Tried & Tested Spot Treatments That Actually Work
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Finding the best spot treatments can be a total saviour when your hard-working stressful lifestyle, lack of sleep and environmental dirt causes untimely break-outs. Check out our best spot treatment gels, including natural and overnight formulas, to keep your skin flawless and blemish-free...

Spot treatments aren't particularly glamorous but they're a bathroom shelf must. It happens to all of us — you've got a party or a wedding (where you haven't seen the people going for, like, ever) or an interview when you want to feel your most impressive and flawless self, and you wake up with a spot. Damn. That's where acne treatments can be a total saviour. That, and knowing how to pop a spot (like a pro-dermatologist).

Most important — don't stress (and probably don't touch it, as it will make it worse). Depending on whether you've got a few days to sort it out, in which case read the best advice we've ever heard for getting rid of a spot, apply one of these hero spot treatment products and actually see results in just a few hours. Alternatively, if you think gel face in the office isn't o-k (we're not so sure), apply one of the over night blemish treatments to help soothe, heal and tackle the redness, and also help avoid future break-outs.

Remember - if you're concealing it, try foundations for oily skin so it doesn't get shiny, and dust some loose powder over the concealer to avoid a cakey look which will just make it more obvious. The beauty gurus at Powder have also tested the best cleansers for acne-prone skin type – find yours by taking their quick quiz.

Want spot treatments that actually work? From Neutrogena to Clinique, we've rounded up the best spot treatment gels — including natural spot treatment and overnight spot treatment — on the market to give you flawless skin, even when your hard-working stressful lifestyle, lack of sleep and environmental dirt causes spots. Fight back fast with our best spot treatments to try now...

Read more: In the Acne Diaries, the InStyle beauty team quiz the experts on what causes acne, share their top tips on how to get rid of acne, ask four skin specialists for their top acne treatment recommedations, and impart their beauty know-how on how to get rid of a spot - in under 24 hours!

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