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Breakouts Beware: The Best Acne Clearing Products For Your Skin

Is there anything worse than a breakout? Nothing can ruin your day quite like a painful or unsightly blemish can. With finals time approaching, we collegiettes™ are even more susceptible to stress breakouts. 

These are a few of our msot trusted skincare products that will save your skin when it starts acting up:


This new product is a zit-zapper that will seriously put your old spot relievers to shame. It’s the only product on the market that combines three powerful technologies (light, heat, and sonic vibration) to target and eliminate acne blemishes in 24 hours. So don’t go cancelling any important plans over a pimple, collegiettes™! This product will take the edge off of a particularly unpleasant blemish in no time. You can pick Tandazap up at any Sephora, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s or any prestige retailer.

Clearasil Perfectawash

 Convenience meets effectiveness with Clearasil’s newest product. The Perfectawash is a face wash dispenser with an automatic motion sensor. It allots the perfect amount of face wash for you to use, so there is no way you can under or over-apply the product. The Ultra Rapid Face Wash acne medication will leave you with visibly clearer skin in as little as 12 hours. Can’t ask for results more instantaneous than that!

Outer Peace™ Collection from Aveda

I swear this line has revolutionized my skin. The foaming cleanser gently removes oil from my skin without irritating it or drying it out. The wash is just one component of a 4-part system that also includes acne elief lotion, pads, and a spot relief gel. If you’re looking for a long-term acne treatment, I would definitely invest in the whole system-it has a 92% success rate in just 4 weeks. You can pick up any individual product or the entire line at an Aveda salon or shop, or you can order them online. 

Indie Lee

This all-natural skincare line uses ingredients from only the finest resources available. This bemish stick can be used day or night to accelerate the healing, reductio and elimination of blemishes.

Argan Oil by Josie Maran

Commonly referred to as “liquid gold”, Argan oil is 100% organic and a rich source of Vitamin E. This product is used for a multitude of purposes, such as healing acne blemishes and scarring, softening skin, and even as a treatment for split ends! Whatever your needs may be, this is one versatile product every collegiette™ should have!

Lauryn is a senior at Northeastern University majoring in journalism. She has written for Boston.com as well as the HC branch at Northeastern. Lauryn is also a teaching assistant for International Affairs students at Northeastern. In May and June of 2011, she embarked on a reporting trip to the Middle East, where she mastered the art of "man on the street" reporting and gained a new appreciation for falafel. In her spare time, Lauryn enjoys writing, walking around Boston aimlessly, traveling and a unhealthy obsession with her Kindle. She loves eating, French bulldogs and Anderson Cooper. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in foreign correspondence or magazine journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @laurynpaiva.