Mar 23
The Best Treatment Spots for Different Types of Acne

Hormonal acne requires different treatment than whiteheads. Find the best spot treatments for all types of acne below.

To successfully treat acne, the best approach is double-cleasing, exfoliating, changing certain lifestyle habits like diet, getting enough rest, exercising etc. Will help a lot. But sometimes, you just need to get rid of one glaring pimple - and fast. Read on for our favorite K-beauty spot treatments for every type of acne.

Blackheads and Whiteheads

Blackheads and whiteheads usually form as a result of hair follicles becoming clogged with trapped dirt, sebum, and debris, which causes the pores to become infected. The best treatment for this type of acne is with an exfoliator as it helps avoid the build-up of dead skin in the pores and helps regulate oil production.

An effective spot treatment is Maxclinic Pro Hyaluron Peeling Gel. This targeted treatment contains Papain and BHA to effectively clear blackheads and whiteheads. It is also formulated to be safe for the most sensitive skin.

White comedones are very tempting to squeeze, but a safer and arguably satisfying option is to apply acne patches. Elishacoy Tetraforce Spot Patch made of hydrocolloid helps reduce inflammation, absorbs dirt from pores, and protects against bacteria and exfoliation. Apply at night and you'll wake up with an even skin - and see all the dirt sucked up. During the day, wear them so they don't get even more inflamed.

Inflammatory Acne

Inflammatory acne produces lesions that become inflamed and turn into red, tender bumps that can contain pus and bacteria. These pimples usually start as comedonal acne (AKA blackheads and whiteheads) so using chemical exfoliants like AHAs and BHAs will help, but it's also important to use antibacterial and anti-inflammatory treatments.

SKIN&LAB Medicica Clear Spot Gel contains Green Cica Complex consisting of 6 core substances from Centella Asiatica, which quickly penetrate to soothe the skin, in addition centella asiatica can target bacteria and inflammation.

Hormonal acne

Ah, cystic acne. The curse of almost everyone's existence. These pimples usually appear around the chin area and right before menstruation. It is very painful to the touch, uncomfortable and sometimes barely noticeable, making it impossible to erupt.

Sometimes, regular acne patches don't work well on these types of patches, but it's still a good idea to use an acne patch to avoid direct contact which can exacerbate hormonal acne.