Get clear skin now with these double-duty products that hide and heal your blemishes

By Kylie Gilbert
Updated: September 21, 2016

Overnight acne remedies are great, but what about all that time during the day when you could be fighting and healing your breakouts? Well, thanks to new double-duty concealers, you can now hide and get rid of pimples in 30 seconds or less with formulas that unclog pores without all those obvious, cakey white splotches. Throw these items into your gym bag or purse and you'll be sure to have clear, glowing skin all day long. (Be sure to check out The Best Skin Care Routine for Acne-Prone Skin.)

Retouch on the go (10 seconds)

Everyone loves a good pimple-clearing sulfur treatment, but its typical pink tint limits its use to nighttime. Now, that tone is neutralized in new sulfur formulas that blend into skin and blur the affected area for the perfect daytime touch-up. (Try Alba Botanica Fast Fix for a Pimple Tinted Zit Zapper, $5;

Cover up without clogging (15 seconds)

Regular concealers can gunk up pores, locking you into a vicious cycle: Hide the pimple you have now only to spur another breakout later. But a concealer stick that has salicylic acid will do the opposite by unclogging as it conceals. You can also look out for products with Tea Tree Oil, which soothes as it heals. (Try Yes To Tomatoes Corrective Concealer, $10;

Wipe off post-workout (30 seconds)

Beyond just wiping off sweat, pre-soaked acne pads will give you so many fresh-face benefits in one easy swipe. Look for a version that features salicylic acid to clear acne while gently removing dead skin cells and alpha hydroxy acids (like for glycolic and mandelic acids), which make your pores look smaller and reduce post-acne scarring. (Try philosophy Clear Days Ahead Overnight Repair Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Pads, $42;


Comments (1)

January 13, 2019
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