The best spot treatments for zapping zits on the go

The best spot treatments for zapping zits on the go


Consider these your go-to products for banishing an angry pimple

best spot treatments

We don’t need to tell you that there’s never a good time for a giant, angry spot to pop up on your face. They always appear at the most inconvenient of times, like before an important work event or social occasion. This is exactly why you need the best spot treatments to hand in order to get rid. Fast.

We should stress that these zit-zappers differ from the best acne treatments. The best spot treatments are a different kettle of fish – these are specifically designed to be applied only to angry, red pimples that pop up randomly, rather than as an all-over treatment for skin that’s susceptible to bigger, prolonged breakouts. If this you, whether you’re suffering from teenage acne or adult acne, we feel your pain. Speaking to a dermatologist might ease your stress and in the meantime you should choose a foundation for acne-prone skin.

The best spot treatments – hormones

Have you ever wondered why get that one spot that always appears in the same place just before that time of the month? Hormonal changes can cause the skin’s sebaceous glands to over-produce oil, which can bind with dead skin cells and clog your pores, resulting in a spot or spots. Hence that monthly visitor on your chin, forehead or nose.

So, how do the best spot treatments work to erase an angry pimple, exactly? You’ll notice that the active ingredient in spot treatments is usually salicylic acid, which is a type of beta-hydroxy acid (BHA). This wonder ingredient is a particularly good spot-buster as its structure can penetrate deeper into your pores to loosen any oil or dead skin cell build-up. And what’s more, its anti-inflammatory properties can calm particularly angry spots to stop them hurting like hell.

While a lot of the best spot treatments can be stashed in your handbag for on-the-go application, some formulas work to form a protective, invisible barrier over the spot to treat it all day long. The best bit? Make-up can be applied over the top to disguise any angry blemishes.

Arm yourself with one of the best spot treatments by shopping our top picks below, and rest assured that any flare-ups won’t bother you for long.

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Meghan Markle borrowed something from Alexa Chung for her wedding reception

Meghan Markle borrowed something from Alexa Chung for her wedding reception


Who would have thought it?!

If we divide the Royal Wedding into two parts, we would call ‘Ceremony Meghan’ understated chic – that Givenchy wedding dress screams of it, as does her paired back make-up and hair. ‘Reception Meghan’ was the cool girl – hello, did you see her choice of sleek, silk, high-necked Stella McCartney gown?!

So then it’s no surprise that Meghan chose a hair stylist known for creating ‘cool girl’ hair to help her with her second look of the day.

It was revealed that George Northwood had styled the new Duchess of Sussex’s hair for the evening reception. Northwood is known for being Alexa Chung’s most trusted hairstylist; he’s the one behind her messy ‘Bedhead Bob’.

He’s also in charge of Alicia Vikander, Lily James and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s tresses. See we told you – ‘cool girl’ hair.

For the reception, Northwood took Meghan’s famous messy bun and ran with it. The Duchess has been repeatedly spotted with this hairstyle in recent months, with many speculating that it would make an appearance on the big day.

It was the perfect pairing for what was already a perfect day.

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