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5 Miracle Workers that Will Make Your Pimple Disappear Overnight

An angry, inflamed zit appears unannounced the night before an event where you need to look your absolute best? With these elixirs in your beauty stash, there's no cause for panic.

Just like that one friend who shows up to your party uninvited and overstays their welcome, pimples too tend to surface at the most inconvenient of times. The day before your wedding, graduation, a first date…you name it. By now, you probably have already had your fair share of unforeseen encounters with the angry red bump that comes unannounced. If you haven’t, lucky you! You might be a part of 0.0001% of the female population.

These zits have a way of going from 0 to 100 real quick but it’s almost 2020 and there are still no instant remedies for a bump on the skin?! I know, I know. While it might take more advancements in skincare to get to that progressive end, we’re not entirely left in the dark. What you can do is clear up a blemish overnight with the right products on hand. If not entirely rid off, its appearance would be reduced to a mere trace of its aggressive past by the morning. With a teeny dab of the concealer, even a bad zit would be barely noticeable – pimple: 0, you: 1.

You really would never know when you might need a life-saving, miracle elixir that does the work of god overnight. Even if you’re not prone to breakouts, we recommend having at least one of these to turn to in the event of a skin emergency. Better safe than sorry, they say.

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

If you haven’t already heard of Mario Badescu’s cult-favourite Drying Lotion, where have you been all this while? A potent concoction with key ingredients including calamine and salicylic acid, the pale pink elixir is famed for unclogging pores and soothing an angry red bump.

Kylaz Spot-Off Treatment 

A new player in the local beauty industry, the Kylaz range is the brainchild of Singaporean doctor and founder of IDS Aesthetics, Dr. SK Tan. In place of the stereotypical harsh ingredients you might find in quick-drying solutions, the Kylaz Spot-Off Treatment is a combination of ingredients gentler on the skin – amongst them, the herb Centella Asiatica (or Cica) which calms inflamed skin. If you have sensitive skin, this could be your holy grail.

I Woke Up Like This Purifying SOS Spot Gel 

When you think of an acne antidote, you’d assume it to be a robust drying agent. While, absorbing the oil and gunk from the pores does clear up the pores, a harsh formula can agitate acne prone skin further. The Purifying SOS Spot Gel from trending Korean beauty brand I Woke Up Like This contains polyglutamic acid, an ingredient touted to be more hydrating than the commonly used hyaluronic acid. You could think of this as a bacteria fighter there to save the day when you need it to – but with an endearing heart.

IDS Spot Control 

Another one on the list by IDS Aesthetics clinic’s skincare range, the IDS Spot Control is free from nasties like silicones, synthetic preservatives, and phenoxyethanol that are bad news for the skin. You can’t quite go wrong with a doctor-formulated skincare range, if you ask us. Here’s another piece of good news: priced affordably, the IDS Spot Control won’t leave a dent in your bank account.

Origins Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel

The best part about the Origins Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel besides its acne busting quality is the fact that it also has spot-healing technology to correct discolouration from scarring. We’d call this double agent on duty for all the unforeseen pimple predicaments.

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