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The 12 Best Pimple Creams for Clearing Breakouts

Men's Health Logo By Garrett Munce of Men's Health | Slide 1 of 13: t’s a reality of life is that if you have skin, you’ve probably had a pimple. We can all agree that zits are the worst, but figuring out how to get rid of them can be worse. There are thousands of remedies out there from cleansers, to lights, to even stickers. But when you’re staring at an angry pimple in the mirror, you don’t have time to experiment; you just want to get rid of it, fast.Your most versatile tool in acne-fighting is pimple cream and there are two main categories: preventative measures and spot treatments. If breakouts are something you struggle with on a regular basis, incorporating a preventative cream into your routine can cut pimples off at the pass before they show up in the first place. And then if they do, use a spot treatment to help get rid of them quickly and effectively. Traditionally, acne spot treatments work by drying up oil and sucking the life out of the pimple, but that way might not always be the best pimple treatment for sensitive skin or if you have consistent acne problems. Finding the best pimple creams for you may take some trial and error, but these 12 expert-recommended creams are the best place to start.

t’s a reality of life is that if you have skin, you’ve probably had a pimple. We can all agree that zits are the worst, but figuring out how to get rid of them can be worse. There are thousands of remedies out there from cleansers, to lights, to even stickers. But when you’re staring at an angry pimple in the mirror, you don’t have time to experiment; you just want to get rid of it, fast.

Your most versatile tool in acne-fighting is pimple cream and there are two main categories: preventative measures and spot treatments. If breakouts are something you struggle with on a regular basis, incorporating a preventative cream into your routine can cut pimples off at the pass before they show up in the first place. And then if they do, use a spot treatment to help get rid of them quickly and effectively.

Traditionally, acne spot treatments work by drying up oil and sucking the life out of the pimple, but that way might not always be the best pimple treatment for sensitive skin or if you have consistent acne problems. Finding the best pimple creams for you may take some trial and error, but these 12 expert-recommended creams are the best place to start.

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