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10 Spot Treatments That'll Clear Up Your "Maskne" in No Time

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Wearing a cloth face mask has become a regular part of our daily lives as we work to prevent the spread of coronavirus. But keeping your face covered for prolonged periods can lead to a pesky problem beauty experts have dubbed "maskne." Yep, acne caused by masks is a real issue — and it can be super frustrating to treat.

The first step to fighting those dreaded pimples? Choosing one of the best face cleansers for maskne, of course. Beyond that, though, an acne spot treatment can make a world of difference, clearing up your skin fast.

Here, we've rounded up the best spot treatments to get rid of maskne on your nose, cheeks, and chin. Clearer skin is within reach — even if no one else will see it under your mask.

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This quick-working spot treatment utilizes 5 percent benzoyl peroxide, which kills acne bacteria. It goes on clear and works its way deep into pores to unclog, getting rid of existing pimples and preventing new ones. Allantoin in the formula moisturizes, ensuring skin doesn't dry out from super-strong BP.

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Salicylic acid is one of the most effective anti-acne ingredients — and it just so happens to be the star ingredient of this spot treatment. The 2 percent salicylic acid in this spot treatment unclogs pores without causing irritation. Dab a little bit on and you'll notice pimples look smaller and less red in under 24 hours.

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Does your skin tend to get angry when you use acne products? Then turn your attention to this spot treatment, which combines effective breakout-busting salicylic acid with oh-so-soothing royal jelly. Within hours, your bumps will start to subside.

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Yes, your maskne woes can be solved at the drugstore. This inexpensive spot treatment delivers quick results, thanks to the 10 percent benzoyl peroxide in the formula. Because this spot treatment is so strong, it works in as little as four hours — just make sure to use sparingly (and start by applying only once a day) to prevent excess dryness.

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