I think we’ve all been there with pimples, redness, and acne scars – and if you haven’t, you are a wonder to behold. We wash our faces, look for makeup that won’t clog our pores, and try all kinds of zit zappers available on the market. Well, I would like to introduce you to one of my favorite solutions: Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion.
Using the powerful ingredients salicylic acid, sulfur, and calamine, this spot treatment does an incredible job when acne is harassing your skin. It dries out the problem area, without making your whole face feel drained of moisture. I notice that whiteheads are almost gone by morning and redness is cleared up. It’s also a great way to stop impending breakouts before they become pop-worthy.
This product is a little different than most lotions or gels on the market. Its unique formula should not be shaken or mixed as it comes in a separated state. You simply open the bottle, dip in a q-tip to the bottom, then dab on the area that needs assistance. Let it dry and go to bed. The next morning wash it off with your normal cleanser! The one drawback has to be the smell as it does contain sulfur, but once it dries you hardly notice.
Fun tip: try Drying Lotion on your mosquito bites to help minimize itching!
What do you use when a stressful breakout hits home? Share with us in the comments!
Written by Jamie Frasier