These are the best products to use when you’re an adult with acne

Acne is a problem only teenagers face, right? Sadly, this is SO wrong.

Luckily, we’ve done some serious research to find products that’ll help clear up your adult acne, hide it and ideally make it a thing of the past.

There are all kinds of different acne issues, from spots of skin being irritated to your whole face being covered with breakouts and sometimes scars. To get rid of these problem areas and still keep your skin healthy, we’ve got you covered:

Blackheads no more

Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Spot Treatment is perfect for those stubborn blackheads that you can’t seem to get rid of. Plus, it is thin enough so that when you wear makeup over it you can’t see any traces of the cream.

Suns out, but your zits are covered

Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF30 is basically magic. Okay, it’s not magic, but it does do a LOT for your skin. The BB cream is a blemish balm that soothes any irritation, adds moisture to your skin and conceals pimples, dark spots and scars. Bonus: It protects your skin from the sun and absorbs excess oils from your face.

Overnight magic

Neutrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Daily Leave-On Mask is one of many Neutrogena acne-fighting products. All you have to do is put the cream mask on your face and it will work its magic… reducing redness and size within the first four hours. Side note: You don’t even have to peel or wash it off, because it dries clear while the medicine absorbs into your skin.

Oil solution

If using oil is more your style you should always opt for a tea tree oil product. Belif’s Tea Tree Oil from Sephora is the perfect fix for one or two breakouts. All you do is dab a little oil on the problem area and it dries out the area quickly. The only downside is the smell is very strong, but it works so you can deal with it.

One, two, three punch

The Bliss No ‘Zit’ Sherlock Trio is not only witty with its name, but it is a practical and efficient acne-fighting system. All three of the products are helpful on their own, but when used together they are acne-fighting machines. It includes a purifying cleanser+toner, correcting serum and oil control moisturizer.

Berry fresh

What’s better than a berry scrub? Nothing! Arcona Cranberry Gommage’s Face Scrub is both gentle and strong (aka it gets the job done) and all you have to do is scrub it on and wash it off with water and your skin will be cleaner, smoother and better protected against aging.

Spot on treatment

La Roche-Posay Effaclar K is a cream that is on the level of prescription creams without having to pay the big bucks to get it. It is meant to wipe away all skin imperfections and it works.

The perfect astringent

Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil-Eliminating Astringent is a cheap (it’s only $6) and totally effective method to treat adult acne, or acne for any age. It penetrates deep into pores and removes dirt, oil and makeup that clogs them and produces breakouts. It won’t over dry or irritate your skin either.  Sound off in the comments about your go-to acne-fighting products and tell us what really works for you.