Testing Products that Banish Acne

I always thought that the television scenario where a teen gets a huge pimple before an important day was stupid. While it is super cliche, it is definitely not fictional. Holy moly do pimples pop up at the most inconvenient times. Just to put this in a better perspective, I have a combination of dry and oily skin. Even though that sounds like my face would be the perfect breeding grounds for acne, my skin is pretty clear. So when a huge pimple decided to live on my chest four days before my school dance, I was annoyed. For the first time in my sorry life, I had gotten a dress that wasn’t choking me, and instead had a tiny v-neck. This beautiful dress had failed me, and would not cover up the monstrosity, but I would not give up. Contrary to what teen sit-coms imply, you can in fact use a few products to banish these inconvenient visitors.


I’m new to blogging, so I don’t know the exact procedure for this, but giving you a little heads up, none of the products I have linked below/review in this post are sponsored. Therefore, I make no money if you choose to purchase these products 🙂


As soon as I saw this ugly pimple, I riffled through my bathroom closet to find a remedy. I came out with a box of Differin Gel Acne treatment. My sister had bought it from Target a couple months ago, but right now, on Target’s website it’s priced at $28.99. Honestly, this is a little expensive for a tiny 1.6 oz tube, but a little goes along way. I applied it sparingly… The box had said that it takes up to 28 days for the gel to work, but I was desperate. So it is important to note that I didn’t give the product the full time it needed and my skin problem wasn’t necessarily what the gel was intended for. After the first night of applying the gel, I noticed that the pimple had shrunk and was less red. The size and redness gradually decreased for the next three days. Unfortunately, this is where I stopped using it. My sister, who used it for her mild acne, said that the gel worked great! Her skin was clear within two weeks. So hopefully, you aren’t too disappointed in my partial review of Differin Gel Acne Treatment.

The day before the dance, my pimple still hadn’t gone away. Luckily, I remembered a product that often pops up in buzzfeed articles: acne stickers. I found some at my local Target for $6.99. Mighty Patch Hero Cosmetic acne stickers come in a pack of 12 stickers. 6 are for night wear and six for day. After I showered, I put one on. I have to say, the packaging is super cute; at first I was a little annoyed that there were no directions, but then I opened it up and found them on the inside flap of the package. I put on the sticker around 9:30 in the evening and took it off around 7:30 the next morning. (I’m a pretty restless sleeper, and the sticker didn’t budge, so there’s no need to worry about that!) If you’ll let me give a little tmi, I expected a lot more puss on the sticker when it came off and was honestly a little disappointed. Nevertheless, the gross part of the pimple was now on the sticker and I was left with a tiny red bump that wasn’t all that noticeable. Totally recommend these stickers if you have a few pimples that you don’t want to pop.

P.S. check out my Instagram to see how my skin look the night of the dance!

Published by Meghan's Teen Life

A teen advice blogger hoping to reach and connect with as many fellow teens as I can :)

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