Like the Criss Angels of skin care, these acne attackers will make your breakouts vanish. Plus, read the surprising secret to perfect skin.
YOU SEE: A small, red bump
YOU SEE: A raised, white dot
REACH FOR: Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash, $32. The gentle acid dissolves the buildup of dead skin that's blocking the pore.
YOU SEE: A dark, enlarged pore
REACH FOR: Avon Anew Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel, $25. Glycolic acid clears away oil, which has been oxidized by air. Less oil means a lighter, smaller-looking pore.
YOU SEE: A large, red swelling
REACH FOR: Clean and Clear Acne Eraser Kit, $30. A four-step regimen zaps bacteria and shrinks the cystic breakout; a lightening cream (shown here) reduces redness. Find out how to deal with post-zit scars.
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