My skin will never be 100% breakout free. I’ve accepted this as my reality and really, it is what it is. Lately I’ve been dealing with more than one bad “ugly spot” (the words Sally and I prefer to use for “pimples”)…you know those really horrific ones that are under the surface and are huge and hurt really badly? Ugh, I’ve had multiple in the past few weeks. Just lucky, I guess! Aside from doing my every-day wash and care, I’ve been trying my best to avoid picking at the problem and instead use dots of pink potion at night.
Mario Badescu skincare is known to be great for treating acne but their most infamous product is the Drying Lotion. Used before bed, you clean and moisturize as usual then apply a dab of lotion directly on the ugly spot using a Q-tip. You don’t rub it in, just make a dot and move to the next spot. The lotion will dry (you’ll look like a freak but it’s worth it) and in the morning you wash off whatever didn’t flake off white you were sleeping. The magic stuff that looked so weird when you were applying it literally shrinks your worst nightmare acne spots. It took a few nights of me using it to get my painful underground problems to go away but gone they now are. And I didn’t do any of that bad picking or popping in the process! That’s a win.
A big tip for when you get a bottle—because let’s face it, we all need a bottle of miracle potion around—do not shake the bottle. I made that mistake when Sally first got hers and I thought the separated layers of clear liquid and pink sediment needed to be combined. If it get’s shaken it will be okay, just stand right side up and let the pink settle down at the bottom, but when you use it you only want to dip your Q-tip straight down and pick up the pink sediment to put directly on your skin. Don’t ask me why. That’s just the Mario Badescu rule. Hope you all like it as much as I do…if I have to use acne treatment at least it’s pink and takes care of business.
Image taken by MBM for A Piece of Toast