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?
Never heard of this miracle potion… Probably not available in SA but it looks like a life saver from where I’m sitting. There are few things more pesky than a zit on a day that you simply cannot have one.
I use tea tree oil products when I am faced with one of those buggers. It has unbelievable anti-inflammatory properties that reduces the zit in a few hours.
Nihaad – the little blog of STUFF
They are the best — my very favorite spot treatments! I know a few people who swear by tea tree oils as well, but I have yet to try them out. I think I may have to give them a shot sometime soon. 🙂
Thank you for reading! XOX
I say stick to what works for you. More often than not when I switch to something else, it creates more harm than good! Especially if you really believe in a specific product! Always enjoy reading your posts 🙂
Nihaad – the little blog of STUFF
Again, awesome post love!! I seriously love the pics and the first one made me laugh!! So cute!! I am totally going to have to pick these up for spot treatment! I don’t get pimples very often, but when I do they are a nightmare to get rid of haha!
I LOVE Mario Badescu products – such great quality & affordable prices! I haven’t tried these 2 yet but I’m going to have to pick them up at Ulta the next time I’m there. 🙂
I promise you’ll love them! 🙂
Love this post! I tend to use a Neutragena exfoliator which does two in one, it’s really refreshing! 😍 ~ S x
Oooh, sounds like a great product! XO
I went out and bought the drying lotion last night after reading this and I cannot even believe how well it worked overnight. I’m totally sold! Thank you!
Yay!! I’m so glad!! It’s the absolute best! 🙂 I hope you’re doing well, girl!! XOXO
This is amazing!! I love this stuff!!! Bravo! Great post!
Thanks, girlie! They really are such amazing products! 🙂