Having suffered from acne-prone skin from an early age, I’ve long been passionate about skincare and finding quality products that actually work. In my lifetime, I must have tried every over-the-counter product imaginable. Most either irritated my skin even more or did nothing leaving me unhappy and insecure. It wasn’t until I visited a dermatologist and was prescribed the prescription topical cream, Retin-A Micro, along with an oral medication that I finally gained the confidence that comes with clear skin. I’ve sworn by prescription skin treatments ever since using the proper precautions such as applying heavy amounts of sunscreen when spending long periods of time in the sun as prescription products cause your skin to be far more sensitive to the sun exposure.
Thought I still use skincare prescription treatments daily, I recently found a non-prescription product that I absolutely love. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, available through Mario Badescu directly and in the beauty departments of retailers such as Nordstrom and Lord & Taylor, literally erases blemishes overnight. After more than a decade of not trusting any skincare product that doesn’t come from a doctor, I didn’t believe it until I tried it. But, when I did, it was magic! To apply, you just drop a q-tip into the pink sediment, dab it on the pimple, and let dry overnight. Your instinct will be to shake the solution, but don’t shake it. When you wash it off in the morning, the blemish is either gone or significantly smaller. If only I’d discovered this miracle solution earlier.