Spots are bastards - bastards whose company some of us have to share more than others. They can be so sore and hideous that they serve as a fairly persuasive counter-argument to the existent of some kind of divine creator... Seriously, which god is designing us with millions of tiny pores that get filled with painful pus?
To make things worse, the bastards can be mercilessly persistent, even with three washes a day and the aid of antibiotics.
Fortunately, us clever humans are just as persistent when it comes to problem solving, and it seems an 'extreme' night pad could help you defeat acne once and for all - though obviously you will need to keep using the pads.
Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Extreme Night Pads claim to 'refine pores, brighten the complexion and de-congest the skin'... much like most anti-acne products, then, but the distinction in this instance is that the product has the reviews to back it up.
The pads have a four-and-a-half star rating on Amazon and the reviews are as glowing as your skin will be after using them, by the sounds of it. The secret, it seems, is loads of acid, hence the 'extreme' label.
Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Extreme Night Pads seem to be doing the business for people with acne. Credit: Nip+Fab
The product description reads: "Our bestselling Glycolic Fix pads taken to the extreme!
"A more potent version of our bestselling glycolic fix pads, these extreme night pads contain our highest level of pure glycolic acid at five percent and have been further enhanced with the addition of salicylic acid, making these your ultimate night treatment to refine pores, brighten the complexion and de-congest the skin through the improvement of the skin's natural exfoliation process.
"Five percent Glycolic acid works as a powerhouse ingredient to exfoliate the skin by stimulating cellular turnover and resurfacing the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improving skin elasticity and radiance.
"One percent salicylic acid helps prevent access oil production and to unclog pores."
But if you're going to pay to put acid on your face, then you want it to work, which thankfully it seems to.
One customer said the pads were more effective for them than antibiotics. Credit: Nip+Fab
One customer review reads: "I can remember the endless nights of using hundreds of different creams and washes.
"But nothing worked. I was even prescribed antibiotics for my skin at one point due to the acne being so sore.
"I have been using these for six months now and they are my absolute favourite product and I will never use anything else now. I honestly can't rate them enough."
Another said: "These are excellent pads. Leave skin clean, glowing and smooth. My skin is very sensitive and reactive, usually showing its displeasure with whatever has upset it with dry, red patches! Yet it has been absolutely fine with these. Will definitely purchase again."
So if you currently live in a state of spotty misery, perhaps these pads could be your saviour. Their RRP is £15 but they are available from Amazon now at the discounted price of £6.
Featured Image Credit: Nip+Fab