Damage Control: 8 Ways To Prevent Breakouts

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Don’t let a pesky pimple or full-blown breakout keep you cooped up indoors this weekend—especially if Monday brings forth the beginning of a new school year. To keep your face refreshed, skin clear as can be and confidence at an all-time high, we’ve rounded up 8 preventative products you might not be familiar with, but need to try out ASAP. Trust us, dishing out a pretty penny or two on a blemish-busting regimen makes all the difference; we’re talking game-changing results, guaranteed.

Blemishes Be Gone!

Shop 8 breakout-battling products fit for every age.

Active Serum

$128

iS Clinical

Supercharged Serum

Bust grownup breakouts and fine lines simultaneously with this supercharged potion! Once applied, you can literally feel iS Clinical's Active Serum working (enter tingling effect) as it penetrates your skin. Await fast-acting results and a more radiant complexion we swear by.

Ain’t Misbehavin’ Medicated Acne Cleanser

$27

DERMAdoctor

Soothing Cleanser

Ideal for oily or combination skin, this soothing, medicated cleanser clears up acne and shine caused by oil using Witch Hazel, Salicylic Acid and more without over-drying or irritating your skin.

Drying Lotion

$17

Mario Badescu

Overnight Dream Cream

Don't let a bad blemish ruin a big date! Apply Mario Badescu's zit-zapping spot treatment on problem areas before bed and come morning, it'll be as if your bad skin day never even happened.

Pore Purifying Aqua Mist

$23

Coast To Coast

Purifying Mist

In this case, a little spritz goes a long way. Whether you crave a refreshing pick-me-up midday or rely on a quick mist to keep your complexion hydrated and your makeup in place, this purifying spray also promotes clearer skin. Talk about a triple threat!

Acne Treatment Concealer

$21

Murad

The Quick Fix

No time to reference your blemish-busting regimen before your big debut on the town? Murad's treatment concealer hides skin imperfections while clearing it up simultaneously. It really is foolproof.

Organic Omega Booster

$42

Sonya Dakar

The Natural Choice

A favorite of Team Zoe, apply this natural formula on clean skin--not only does it smell ultra-refreshing, it absorbs quickly and gives skin a smoother, clearer appearance. A must-try, indeed.

Zap Advanced Acne Clearing Device

$49

Tanda

Bacteria Buster

This futuristic tool uses a blue LED light to kill acne-causing bacteria and warming vibrations to cleanse pores of dirt and debris.

Therapeutic Sulfur Masque

$40

Peter Thomas Roth

Magical Masque

Known for its preventative qualities, sulfur makes way into this cleansing masque to combat unnecessary oil and blemishes while leaving skin soft and refreshed. Incorporate it into your at-home spa ritual next time you need a relaxing day of pampering.