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Pimple just before your wedding?! 5 acne treatments that'll help

Every bride's nightmare: A pesky pimple just the night or two before the wedding. From spot treatments to clay masks, here are the ones that'll save the day.

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#1 Innisfree, Bija Cica Balm (40 ml), S$35

Innisfree’s Bija Cica Balm is most definitely your skin’s best friend and your pimple’s biggest nightmare. This clear gel soothes, heals and strengthens skin while erasing unwanted zits. It boosts your skin’s natural defence system and clears your spots and pigmentation. Free of perfume and parabens, this balm is gentle enough for sensitive skin types as well. Available in all Innisfree outlets island-wide.

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#2 Kiehl’s, Breakout Control Targeted Blemish Spot Treatment (20ml), S$52

This spot treatment is powered by Vitamin B3 that evens out your skin tone by diminishing the appearance of blemishes and even fights against hyperpigmentation. It is also packed with 10% Sulfur that encourages your outer skin to shed safely, preventing the formation of acne. The best part is that this product can be used to heal scars on all skin types, including ageing skin. Available in all Kiehl’s outlets island-wide.

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#3 Herbivore Botanicals, Blue-Clay Spot Treatment Mask, (60 ml) S$35

This spot treatment mask contains clay that penetrates deeply into your pores to detoxify your skin from within by extracting the pesky impurities from beneath. Wash it off to reveal a bright, clean and smooth complexion. It also contains a natural anti-inflammatory called rose geranium essential oil that guarantees clear skin. This plant-based and organic product is suitable for all skin types. Available in all Sephora outlets islandwide and sephora.sg.

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#4 Boscia, Clear Complexion Willow Bark Spot Treatment, (4.4 ml) S$11

This spot treatment contains a unique ingredient called botanical willow bark that eliminates breakouts effectively. Suitable even for sensitive skin types, it reduces inflammation while purifying your skin of debris. Its lethal combination of jojoba leaf as well as vitamins C and E help to reduce redness, control oil and even combat free radicals. Maintain a clear complexion with this potent product. Available in all Sephora outlets islandwide and sephora.sg.

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#5 This Works, Evening Detox Clay Mask, (50ml) $59

The Kaolin clay in this purifying maks helps absorbs excess sebum and environmental pollutants, so it's great for brides with oily skin. Fruit acids, including bilberry, sugar cane, orange and lemon increase cell turnover to reveal fresh, healthy skin. You can also use it as a spot treatment. Apply for 10 minutes then rinse off. An angry red zit dried to a scab overnight.

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A version of this article first appeared on Shape. Additional reporting: Michelle Lee