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Lemme Upgrade Ya (Part 4): You’ve Got Male

Once a week, Birchbox’s resident yoga and men’s product expert, Eric, will gives us girls some insight into his world in You’ve Got Male. Whether he’s giving his expertise on skincare (boys need advice, too!) or highlighting his new favorite grooming trend, this guy has got taste—so we’re lucky he’s on staff and willing to share.

For the last three weeks, I have been offering up ways to upgrade your routine step by step. The first installment was all about nail clippers; two weeks ago I touched on the importance of a good cleanser; last week I discussed deodorant; and today I’m talking about the all-important spot treatment. 

Step 4: The Acne Spot Treatment
Every guy should have something to quickly take care of a pimple when it pops up. However, the stuff from the drugstore can be drying and, in many cases, ineffective. There are a couple of great formulas out there that immediately take care of redness and swelling (my main pimple woes). I just got a sneak peek at VMV Hypoallergenics Red Better Spot Treatment, part of the Red Better collection that will be launching next year. The spot treatment cooled my skin and felt weightless and took away the redness of a pimple I had festering at my hairline  in just one day without irritating my skin at all.

Another spot treatment that is fantastic and already on the market, try Kiehl’s Blemish Control Daily Skin Clearing Treatment. It works great and is my go-to for preventing acne when I catch those early sign of bad pimples (soreness, swelling, clogged pores).

Another favorite spot treatment? Sircuit FixZit.

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