Like an ex sliding into your direct messages, pimples will always take you by surprise – and usually arriving at the worst possible time.
While I’m fortunate enough not to get severe breakouts, I do often wake up with lone wolf pimples – including those nasty lurkers – around my nose and chin.
And there’s just one product I’ve found that’s strong (but gentle) enough to deal with the buggers.
It's a magic zit-zapping potion in a tiny little bottle and there's a very good reason it's become a cult product raved about by beauty experts, celebrities, world leaders etc
First things first - DO NOT SHAKE IT. The bottle features a clear liquid and then a cotton candy pink sediment at the bottom, packed with fast acting ingredients like salicyclic acid, zinc oxide and sulfur to draw out your spot and calamine to soothe. Simply dip a cotton bud into the bottle so you're passing through both layers and then dab on to the affected skin.
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It does not smell "good" if by good you mean rose petals and delicate jasmine blossoms. It's got a powerful semi-chemical-ly kind of smell that's not overpowering but certainly not subtle.
Personally, I just take it that it means it's strong enough to actually do what it says on the label - zap your zits away.