The Mario Badescu Drying Lotion is pretty much just what it sounds like — a spot treatment that helps dry up surface blemishes and ultimately get rid of them. It works for pretty much all skin types and blemish types due to a mix of key ingredients. Each dab of Mario Badescu Drying Lotion features the following:
- Salicylic Acid: A powerful exfoliant found in many acne-fighting treatments. It helps get rid of the dead skin cells clogging your pores and contributing to the blemish.
- Sulfur: Helps absorb excess oil and dry out the blemish.
- Calamine: Helps soothe and cool the irritated area, which is why it’s frequently used to treat skin conditions like poison ivy and mosquito bites.
- Zinc Oxide: Protects skin and prevents further irritation.
Together these ingredients work to dry out the blemish without drying
How to use it
Using the Mario Badescu Drying Lotionis simple. After you’ve cleansed your face, dip a cotton swab into the pink sediment at the bottom of the little bottle. Dab the pink liquid onto any surface blemish and let it dry; don’t try to rub it in. When you moisturize, don’t put your creams directly on top of the Drying Lotion spots, but instead try to work around them and keep them dry.
In the morning, after rinsing off the Drying Lotion, your blemishes should appear smaller and less red. You can use this product during the day too, but the pink dots are very noticeable on the skin, so you’ll probably just want to use the product at night and not have to worry about covering it up.
An important thing to note is to notshake the bottle. The pink sediment at the bottom and the clear liquid on top are meant to be separated. If you accidentally do shake the liquid or it falls over and kind of blends together, just put the bottle on a flat, even surface to reset.