Your Ultimate Guide to Fighting Adult Acne
Find out the causes, treatments and products -- then get your prone to oily skin back on track
Step 3: Spot treatKeep a spot treatment on hand to fight any zits that do pop up. Look for one with 5 percent benzoyl peroxide, or sulfur or zinc oxide (try DDF Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 5 Percent with Tea Tree Oil, $24).
And, this should go without saying, but no good can come from popping zits, especially the cystic kind common with adults, so please don't do it. King explains that cystic acne is basically an inflamed balloon of sebum, dead skin and bacteria, and if you pop it you're just spreading all that nasty stuff around your skin -- not to mention potentially causing ugly scars as well.
If you're in desperate need to get rid of a zit fast, see a dermatologist. They can perform an extraction or give you a hydrocortisone injection to make the pimple go away fast.
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