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We’ve all been there: You wake up ready for the day and look in the mirror only to find a huge pimple staring back at you. Instantly, you prod and pick at it until it’s a super inflamed, angry spot on your face that even makeup can’t hide. To minimize the a.m. attacks on your skin, use one of these eight acne-fighting products specifically designed to reduce pore size, minimize breakouts, and leave the skin soothed and balanced.

Subi Perfect Pimple Patch $29.95

With a thin adhesive design, these patches work to calm inflammation of stubborn zits, draw out impurities, and keep out new bacteria.

PCA Blemish Control Bar $46

If you’re dealing with a breakout, it can be tempting to over-apply acne-fighting products, which can further irritate the skin. Instead, use this bar that’s infused with 2% salicylic acid and eucalyptus to purify the skin.

Peter Thomas Roth Acne Face & Body Scrub $32

As every skin care guru knows, it’s a lot easier to prevent a breakout than to treat an existing one. Use this gentle, paraben-free scrub formulated with 1% salicylic acid, jojoba beads, and glycolic acid to thoroughly exfoliate and clear the skin on your face and body.

Shiffa Emerald Clarifying Face Oil $75

Gentle enough for everyday use, this clarifying oil helps combination and oily complexions by reducing hyperpigmentation, reversing UV damage, and controlling breakouts and oil production.

ZitSticka Skin Discipline $44

If you’ve been taking care of your skin but breakouts are still plaguing you, it might be time to treat it from the inside. Backed by science and containing nine skin saviors, including zinc and probiotics, these pills balance the skin’s overall health.

Carter + Jane PickFix $28

We know we shouldn’t pick our blemishes, but sometimes the urge is too strong. For these emergencies, apply this rollerball to irritated spots and let the lavender, tea tree, and eucalyptus essential oils soothe and heal the damage.

Epionce Purifying Wash $42

This dual face and body wash contains salicylic acid to help remove dirt and oil from the pores, leaving skin feeling clean without tightness or dehydration.

Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Mask $49

When skin is sensitive and acne-prone, it can be difficult to find the right product that won’t irritate it further. But with this mask, you can gently resurface the texture of your skin overnight and reduce existing pimples with time-released retinol to heal the complexion.

xx, The FabFitFun Team