Spot Treatments

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All opinions are honest + my own. All products are put through a 2 week test period conducted on myself.

Best For:How to Use:
Tuel Clear It$42

(Will last you 3-6mos)
Life-changing hormonal acne treatment that’s effective on regular acne, too.

Though sulfur-based – it doesn’t smell!!

Can use as soon as a pimple appears, even if deep.

Will not cause peeling. A little goes a long way. Though expensive, it lasts for months. Just keep the cap on to prevent it from drying out.
Hormonal Acne

Regular Acne

Deep Acne
PM Best

Can get away with AM, but it has a slightly gritty texture & appears to have a slight dry sheen. Up to you.
Smile’s PRID Drawing Salve*$5-9Best used on pimples that keep reappearing in the same spot.

Over time (about a month or little over), it “draws out” gunk causing a reappearing pimple . Meaning, it will bring a deep pimple or repeat pimple trouble site that is currently flat/inactive to a head, sometimes several times as it gets the gunk out.

I’ve nixed a whole bunch of reoccurring pimples this way.
Acne Recurring in the Same SpotPM Only

(It’s sticky & glossy.)
Missha Speedy Solution Anti-Trouble Patch Set$7Best for run-of-the-mill acne & when put on overnight. I’ve found they’re named just right.

Noticeable difference overnight, sometimes even a full zit squash. Can be used on deep pimples.

I’ve had to remember where I place them b/c they blend in.

** FYI: This has Salicylic Acid + Tea Tree towards the middle to bottom of the ingredient list. Both are suspect ingredients for me (still testing tea tree), but I don’t react to this product. Perhaps they’re low enough on the list (small enough dose) it works. **
Regular Acne

Deep Acne
PM Best

Can also put them on & do chores, as they’re clear.

Some people have started a trend of painting concealer or foundation over this type of patch. (But, I haven’t tried!)
Naturopathica Pumpkin Purifying Enzyme Peel*Jar:

Travel Size:
Spot Treatment


Traditional Mask
Regular Acne

Deep Acne

PM Best

1. Apply to cleansed skin

2. Wash off just before it dries
Paula’s Choice 10% Azelaic Acid Booster*$36Spot Treatment

No drying or irritation, just super gentle + effective.
Fungal Acne
AM or PM

A little goes a long way.

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