Unless you’re a pro like Dr. Pimple Popper, squeezing your zits is a huge no-no. It’s a tricky process that requires expertise, a light hand, and the right tools. Otherwise, all that poking and prodding will do more harm than good! Thankfully, there is an easier alternative. The next time you’re blindsided by an angry red spot, reach for Mario Badescu’s award-winning Drying Lotion. This iconic spot treatment boasts of four anti-acne ingredients in one formula, namely: calamine, zinc oxide, salicylic acid, and sulfur. A truly powerful blend, it dries up all the nasty whitish-yellow gunk inside your pimples overnight! Besides that, it also disinfects the skin, kills bacteria, and minimizes redness. Way better than a painful pricking session at the derma, don’t you think?

To test these fast-acting claims, we decided to give the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion a whirl. See this millennial pink solution in action, below!

HOW TO USE IT

ORDER OF APPLICATION: Use the the Drying Lotion after cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. Ideally, this should be right before bed. You can dab it on daily until the pimple heals. Oh, and one important note: DON’T shake the bottle. The pale pink sediment at the bottom actually contains all the good anti-acne stuff! So, you want to make sure it’s as concentrated as possible. STEP 1: Take a cotton swab and lightly dip the tip into the pink layer of the Drying Lotion. STEP 2: Gently dab the product directly over the pimple. Make sure not to rub the product afterwards, as this might cause irritation. STEP 3: Give it a minute or so to dry before going to sleep. Once you wake up in the morning, you can rinse it off. Follow through with your usual routine.

THE VERDICT

How ‘bout that? After just one night of using the Drying Lotion, this pimple has significantly shrunk in size. It’s not completely gone, but you can tell it’s definitely on its way there. There’s noticeably less redness and the pus-filled head has, as promised, dried up. Hello, Holy Grail!

The Mario Badescu Drying Lotion is available on BeautyMNL for P1,280. Shop it right here!

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