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Now we can tackle our own skincare issues without a trip to the dermatologists, thanks to all high-quality products conveniently found on drugstore shelves that get the job done. And what matters most is that all those drugstore buys will not only save your complexion, but also your bank account. Now, check out what skincare essentials to pick up on your next drugstore trip.

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#1 Acne Treatment

For mild to moderate breakouts, look for a fast-acting spot treatment that contains active ingredients such as salicylic acid, glycolic acid and tea tree oil. Most acne products work by killing bacteria that cause the inflammation, removing excess oil and dead skin cells.

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#2 Spot Corrector

Get rid of dark spots without costing you a fortune. Try spot-clearing serums formulated with powerful anti-oxidizing ingredients like Vitamin C, salicylic acid, azelaic acid and lactic acid, to combat dark spots, acne scars and inhibit melanin production to keep new spots from forming.

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#3 Anti-irritation Cream

Got dry, itchy skin? An over-the-counter soothing rescue cream may provide fast and effective relief. Typically, an anti-itch cream contains a small amount of hydrocortisone to ease the inflamed, itchy skin. However, if you have extreme itchiness, see a doctor.

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#4 Gentle Facial Cleanser

Anyone with sensitive skin needs a gentle cleanser that is free of common irritants like parabens, fragrance and alcohol, to keep skin irritation to a minimum. Go for products with anti-inflammatory and nourishing ingredients, such as calendula, olive oil. 

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