Waking up with a huge blemish smack dab in the middle of our face makes us feel like we may still be dreaming—or in a nightmare—but with these fast-working blemish clearing products, we don’t need to feel so helpless anymore. Gives these products a whirl for when you need that blemish cleared ASAP.
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
I have personally tried many of Mario Badescu’s products and while they’ve all worked as promised, none of have lived up to the lightning-fast clearing power that this drying lotion has. Just dab your blemish with this before you go to bed, and when you wake up it will have almost completely disappeared. Available at Ulta, $17.
Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment
This is formulated with 2 percent Salicylic Acid to quickly reduce the size and redness of a freshly-formed blemish. While it does not get rid of it completely, it does make it more manageable. Available at Ulta, $8.
Burt’s Bees Anti Blemish Stick
If you’re looking for a blemish fighting solution that’s more on the natural side of the ingredient list, try this as it contains all natural antiseptic and astringent qualities. Available online at Burt’s Bees, $8.
Tea Tree Oil
This is also another natural approach to clearing blemishes. It’s drying powers help blemishes disappear almost as fast as they came. Available on Amazon, $13.
Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel
The best part about this acne-healing and treating product is that you can use it as an allover treatment for acne or just as a spot-treatment. Available at Sephora, $25.
Neutrogena Rapid Clear Fight & Fade Gel
In eight hours this gel will fight acne, as well as fade the post-marks of it. Just spot treat the blemish, preferably overnight, and wake up to a visibly less-noticeable blemish. Available on Neutrogena, $10.