Mario Badescu Drying Lotion is a spot treatment formulated with Calamine and Salicylic Acid to treat whiteheads quickly and without any fuss.
Whiteheads, which are sometimes referred to as milia, are those tiny white bumps that appear under the skin and then stubbornly stick around.
They can be difficult to get rid of because they are under the surface of the skin (unlike blackheads, which are very similar, but dark in color because they have been exposed to the air).
Many factors can lead to whiteheads. If you have an unhealthy diet, do little or no exercise and do not follow a good skin care regime you are likely to suffer from pimples in one form or another. It is so important to keep your skin as clean as possible, because as soon as dirt, dust, excess oil and dead skin cells work their way into your pores, they cause blockages and attract bacteria.
Pimples can be difficult to get rid of, so prevention is better than cure! Drink lots of water, eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and do all you can to keep toxins out of your body. Some people are genetically prone to whiteheads and other blemishes, in which case it can be hard to prevent them from appearing, but luckily there are lots of great products that can help to get rid of them – such as this lotion from Mario Badescu.
How to use Mario Badescu Drying Lotion to treat whiteheads
- Dip a cotton swab into the lotion.
- Dab it onto the pimple.
- Leave it to dry overnight.
- Wash the lotion off the following morning with warm water and a gentle cleanser.
How Effective Is This Drying Lotion?
This product is clearly very easy to use, but does it work? Well, the reviews speak for themselves. In general, they are extremely positive and even those with bad acne breakouts have found using this drying lotion to be successful.
One piece of advice that many testers give is to apply the lotion as soon as you feel a pimple coming. Even if you cannot see anything yet, the second you feel that familiar sensation, get this product out and dab it on. If you are very lucky, the pimple will disappear before it has even arrived, and at the very least you should find it is not half as big as it would have been, had you not treated it!
Many testers who compare this product to similar spot treatments from other brands (including Proactiv, Clinique etc.) favor it over its competitors – despite the fact that it is cheaper and does not come from a well-known brand. One reviewer recommends it because her skin does not suffer when she stops using it, and this is a sentiment echoed by others. With some spot treatments, as soon as you stop using it the skin reacts badly, which is definitely not what you want to happen.
This review is from a customer who is verified by Amazon as being someone who had purchased the product from them:-
“Love this stuff. Works like a charm. Mario Badescu has some great products and I love the drying lotion. I have cystic acne that never goes away and this takes care of it. I’ve tried Proactive, Actutane and loads of other things that couldn’t touch it, but this really works. Plus I have sensitive skin and this doesn’t bother it at all.”
One word of warning when using this lotion is to make sure you only apply it to areas of skin that are affected by whiteheads and other pimples. If you apply it to clear skin, it is highly likely to dry out, peel and flake. So just take care when you are applying Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, only use it to treat whiteheads and other blemishes and keep your clear skin untouched.