If you get the occasional pimple or breakout there's only one thing you want to do as soon as you discover it.
Make it disappear.
I've discovered a great solution for zapping the occasional "pimple that shows at exactly wrong time".
CLINIQUE Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel is a skincare treatment which contains salicylic acid to start clearing blemishes instantly and help prevent new ones from forming.
When I noticed a pimple right in the middle of my cheek during a particularly hot, humid stretch of a week recently this summer (usually when I get a breakout), I used this Clinique product as a spot treatment and a bit like a mask as well.
My first step was in the morning. The gel is lightweight and very concentrated, so I only added a small squeeze of the gel (less than a small pea-sized amount), on a Q-Tip and applied to the area. It has a slightly sticky and drying feel initially, but since this was just on the area it was not bothersome. It absorbed and dried completely after about 5 minutes (For best results you do need to wait before applying serum, moisturizer, makeup, etc.).
In the late afternoon (after washing my face again), I applied a slightly larger amount on the pimple and left it on about 15 min as a treatment mask. Then I rinsed the CLINIQUE Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel off and applied it again as I had in the morning.
In the evening after cleansing my face before bed I applied it again without rinsing and by the very next morning the pimple was about reduced 90% in size and the surface has completely dried up.
Adding another application in the morning was all I needed for it to completely disappear by the end of the day. I was very impressed with this little blue tube and highly recommend keeping it in your "emergency skincare stash" for those pesky occasional pimples! - RLB
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*This product was provided courtesy of Clinique PR for reviewing purposes.