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They're unsightly, painful, and downright hard to get rid of—if you guessed we're referring to cystic acne, you're right. But fear not: We've got our derms on speed dial to help clear things up, literally.

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The struggle is so real when one of these little buggers crops up. These deep, under-the-skin pimples can be extremely painful, not to mention tough to treat. To save you a trip to the derm when you're in a pinch, we rounded up their favorite over-the-counter cleansers, serums, and spot treatments to help banish cystic acne fast.

 

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