Please say you still get zits from time to time. You do, right? I'm not the only 28-year-old who occasionally gets a pimple that obliterates the sun, moon, and stars, and all but guarantees that Todd won't talk to me in the school cafeteria between fifth and sixth periods, am I?
Well, assuming I'm not, let me introduce you to my secret weapon: Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, which I discovered about six months ago, after asking a friend with luminescent skin what kind of products she used. She recommended Mario Badescu, and so I filled out a survey on their website, and voila: six to eight business days later, a little sample pack of products arrived in the mail. (A sample pack! Of products! Who wouldn't like that? I'll take a sample of anything, from a Bagel Bite at Costco to a mascara so miniscule a Barbie could use it. I love samples! Because samples are free!)
Amongst the products I ended up buying in the real sizes were the Enzyme Cleansing Gel, which is a great daily cleanser, the Seaweed Night Cream, and the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser (to be used only once or twice a week, because there's acid in there, you know. Acid!) The combination of these three products keeps my skin pretty darn happy, but for the times that I get the occasional zit---mostly prompted by stress, traveling, or the stress of traveling---I use the drying lotion. And just between you and me, I think it might be some sort of miracle.
It smells like the doctor's office, sure, and you have to know anyone who sees you with it on your face at bedtime really, really well---dried pink spots of goop on your chin are not the most becoming look, of course---but sweet Lincoln's mullet, it works! You go to bed at night with a zit; you wake up in the morning without one. Simple as that, folks. I couldn't make it up if I tried.