One Dab of This Cream Basically Eliminated My Breakouts Overnight
If over the last few months your skin has really turned to shit (read: breakouts, redness, sensitive or flaky), you're not alone. I mean, even Em Rata is out here asking for skincare advice, and if her skin is feeling impacts of iso, what hope is there for us mere mortals?
Changes in lifestyle are synonymous with breakouts. You can't hide from it; stress, poor diet (ALL THE ISO BAKING), lack of sleep, skipping our usual routine, and over indulging in products — yep, maybe we should've taken it easy with all the face masks at the start of iso? — can all cause breakouts.
If you can relate, allow me to introduce to you the one product that's saved my skin: Mario Badescu's Drying Cream ($27). It's a super effective spot treatment that works to dry out small bumps, surface blemishes and picked-at pimples (I see you). Made with ingredients like sulphur, zinc oxide and niacinamide, it draws out impurities, absorbs oil, heals irritation and calms inflammation, discolouration and redness.
One dab of this stuff applied sparingly on breakouts and you're good to go. You can apply it as a spot treatment before bed or dab it in before applying makeup. Since it's a beige-coloured formula, I like to apply it much the same as you would a concealer, by simply dabbing it on the pimple and surrounding area twice daily.
After a few days of applying this drying cream my breakouts cleared before I even got the chance to pick them, and this magic cream just earned it's place in my beauty cabinet. I've even rocked up to Zoom meetings sporting this spot cream and my colleagues are none the wiser, until now that is.
Oh, and did I mention that it also comes in Mario Badescu's handy Acne Repair Kit ($74), which I also recommend, because it comes with their famed pink drying lotion (Lili Reinhart is a fan!) and buffering lotion, for those big bad bois you really struggle to get rid of.
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