Monday, 6 June 2016

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

After not having any major spot issues for most of my life, at 21 I seem to have a never ending amount of breakouts the worse being located on my back. Now this isn't exactly the most glamorous of posts but still thought I would share what products I am try to get rid of those pesky spots and getting my skin back to what it was like before.

When my back acne first started last November, it was a very stressful time and I was very run down, so I thought it would just go away when everything in my life calmed down. However it did not, it reached April and nothing had changed... I was becoming increasingly more stressed about the warm weather coming and the fact that most of my summer clothes have my back on show. Most probably wouldn't blink an eye to it, but I know it's there and I am so self conscious of it.

At long last, I went to my doctor and was prescribed Lymecycline, which is an antibiotic medication for acne. It's the first of the spot related medication they give you, if that doesn't work after 3 months I go back and get given a stronger bunch, then if that doesn't work 3 months later you finally get referred to a dermatologist who will prescribe you medication that promises to get rid of it. I can't remember the name of the tablets, but that's the general process. The Lymecycline tablets that I have been taking for nearly two months now aren't doing too much, they have calmed my back acne down a little bit but the spots just keep on coming.

I started doing some research into skincare products to help acne and Mario Badescu kept coming up in my search. The most popular amongst their variety of products was the Drying Lotion, it seemed to be a love/hate relationship with it based on the many reviews I read. People either loved it and it worked miracles for them, or people thought it was not for them and didn't work at all.

After much debate, I ordered it from BeautyBay and was excited to try it out. The Drying Lotion is formulated with salicylic acid, calamine and other quick-drying ingredients, which is meant to shrink whiteheads overnight while you sleep. You simply dip a cotton swab into the pink mixture at the bottom of the bottle and apply the lotion to the whitehead. No need to rub it in, just let it dry and rinse it off in the morning. Don't shake the bottle as the layers need to be kept separate and the pink mixture needs to remain at the bottom.

I have to admit I was unsure of how this was going to turn out, I was either going to love it or hate it... So drumroll please... Turns out I loved it and it really has helped out my spots! I mean it's not a miracle overnight cure to spots, nothing ever will be and it didn't magically make them all disappear in one go. However, it has helped massively to calm them down and they are less angry now.

The Drying Lotion is like a genie in a bottle and I have never tried anything this amazing, that actually works and it truly does dry out spots. It's like a cool ice cream on a warm summers day or a nice warm bath after a cold night, the Drying Lotion is the perfect spot soothing product.

I apply it before I go to bed most nights and then wash it off in the shower in the morning, I'm not going to lie it doesn't have the best of smells but it is effective. It has worked wonders for my back, more so than my face I think as the skin on the face produces a lot more oil than your back and also our faces go through a lot more during the day than the rest of our body.

I would definitely recommend this if your are having a 'spotty' time, but do bear this in mind that it may not work for everyone. Each individual has different skin types, therefore what works for one person does not necessarily work for another. The only way you will know if something is for you is to try it yourself. You can get this little gem from BeautyBay and it will only cost you £12.50, which I think is a decent price and worth every penny.

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