Zits. The wooooorrrrrsssssst. Unfortunately, we all get them. Though I’ve yet to find an instant, miracle product, I do have two go-to treatments that make all the difference in preventing + quickly healing these facial monsters.
I started using Mario Badescu products when I was in High School — over 10 years ago [omg]. He makes everything you could ever imagine when it comes to skincare, but only two of his products have I repeatedly purchased over the years.
- Buttering Lotion
I use this miracle juice most nights – whether I have an active break out or not. I believe it’s meant to spot treat, but after cleansing my skin, I shake the bottle well + apply this all over my face. You can practically feel it working + it leaves your skin incredibly smooth.
2. Drying Lotion
The drying lotion is hands-down, the best spot treatment I have ever used. After applying the buffering lotion, I will polka dot the life out of my face [evident in the image at the top of the page]. You simply dip a q-tip into the bottle until it reaches the pink sediment + then dab it onto any problem areas. Big zits, small zits, areas I feel might get a zit, I just do it up. Let it dry, go to sleep, and wash it off in the AM.
The two of these products combined have saved me on many, many occasions. In my experience, they work overnight to level smaller pimples + whiteheads. For larger nodules, or cystic acne [which I’m prone to once a month or so] it does take a bit longer. However, it works significantly faster than any other acne treatment I have tried!
Years ago, I remember driving almost an hour to the only skincare boutique I could find outside NYC that sold these products. They’re now available of course online, as well as Nordstrom, Ulta, and even Urban Outfitters! No excuse not to give them a try.
These Mario Badescu gems have been in my life for years + I foresee them staying for many years to come. 🙂
Have you tried the buffering or drying lotion?
What are your go-to spot treatments?