No fair -- breakouts are supposed to be for teenagers, not us! But as many moms know, we're just as prone (thanks to hormones, birth-control changes, and stress), says Ava Shamban, M.D., a dermatologist in Santa Monica, CA. How to zap zits fast:
1. Wash up! "Never touch fingers to the pimple, and never pop it with makeup on your face," says Dr. Shamban. And break whiteheads only-nothing deep under skin.
2. Be cautious With a clean comedone extractor (at drugstores), gently press down on the pimple until it opens. Wipe skin and extractor with peroxide.
3. Spot-treat Try Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Targeted Spot Treatment ($9.99) to soothe; Clean & Clear Advantage Mark Treatment ($8.49) to minimize scars.