Out, damn spot! Decipher and tackle pesky skin spots with our #ElevateApproved product picks.

Spot treatment guide

We’ve all had those moments, often in harsh lighting, where you catch a glimpse of your reflection and wonder when those unsightly spots cropped up and, more pressingly, how you can get rid of them ASAP. Here are our top spot-busting picks that come with the Elevate editor-approved stamp.

 

Elevate's MaskerAide Spotted Anti-Blemish Clear Spot PatchesBest Beauty Pick for Treating Pimples

Don’t pick at these painful bumps (leave extractions to the professionals) or you’ll spread the infection. Instead, try MaskerAide Spotted Anti-Blemish Clear Spot Patches ($25, maskeraide.com). The killer combo of salicylic acid and tea tree oil dries out the excess oils while calming inflammation.

 

 

Institut Esthederm Esthe White Brightening Youth SerumElevate's Best Beauty Pick for Treating Dark Spots

Dark spots or age spots stem from a buildup of melanin in the skin caused by too much UV exposure. Try Institut Esthederm Esthe White Brightening Youth Serum ($99, esthederm.ca), which brightens spots for a more even complexion.

 

 

Rodial Super Acides X-treme Pore Shrink Cleansing PadsElevate's Best Beauty Pick for Treating Comedones

These small bumps, also known as blackheads or whiteheads, result from built up dead skin or oil trapped in pores. Use Rodial Super Acids X-treme Pore Shrink Cleansing Pads ($48, Murale) to exfoliate your skin each morning while removing impurities and trapped debris. Bonus: Azelaic acid, a key antibacterial ingredient, prevents new bumps from forming.