Skin Care Questions and Answers About Anti-Acne Serum
I just want to clarify the sequence of using the following products:- 1. drying lotion; 2. buffering lotion; and 3. anti acne serum...Read Response (asked by Wei W.)
Dear Ms. Wong
Thank you for your interest in Mario Badescu Skin Care. Each of the products that you have is meant for serving a specific anti acne purpose.
The Drying Lotion is a great spot treatment made with a blend of calamine and salicylic acid to dry up surfaced whitehead pimples overnight.
To use: Do not shake- Insert a q-tip to the bottom of the bottle then dab directly on top of surfaced whitehead pimple before bedtime and leave on overnight.
Buffering Lotion is a spot treatment for deeply rooted cystic blemishes-helps to calm inflammation and promote healing.
To use: Shake well then apply 1-2 drops on any deep cystic blemish using finger tip to apply on any deep cystic blemishes to promote healing.
Anti-Acne Serum is a 2% salicylic acid based gel that helps to keep acne at bay.
To use: Apply 3-4 drops on acne prone areas of the face before bedtime to gently exfoliate surface dull skin build up and to keep it smooth and clear
I currently use Mario Badescu products because I have acne prone skin; however, during the winter months I need extra hydration, without irritating my blemishes (mainly in the t-zone). ...Read Response (asked by Laura B. of Mississauga )
If you have acne prone skin and you are concerned about keeping your skin hydrated, I would recommend using the oil free Aloe Moisturizer (SPF-15) as a daily moisture choice. At night, try using the Anti-Acne Serum (New) before bedtime. After cleansing and toning, use a few drops of this serum to give your skin a hydrating boost. It contains 2% salicylic acid to prevent breakouts while you sleep. Just apply a thin layer over the acne prone areas every evening to keep your skin feeling soft, smooth and clear.
I am 33 years old and I have adult acne that I am trying to control while at the same time fighting fine lines/wrinkles under my eyes and forehead. My acne has been a problem for over 10 years now (whiteheads, blackheads, and cystic acne around my chin area). I love the Buffering Lotion but I want to try a cleanser, eye cream, and a moisturizer. Not sure what to use. ...Read Response (asked by Jami C. of Chesterfield, MO)
Adult acne is a very common problem. Common causes may be related to hormonal imbalances, or stress causing oil glands to overcompensate. Acne occurs when the pores of the skin become clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. Excess oil secretions build up beneath the blocked pore, providing a perfect environment for skin bacteria. The best means to prevent acne is to maintain a proper skin care regimen. It is also important to make sure that you are not picking of squeezing any of the blemishes. It can spread the bacteria and cause unwanted scarring in the process. The Acne Facial Cleanser which contains 2% Salicylic Acid will help to encourage the sloughing of surface dead skin cells. This purifying cleanser will remove dirt and oil while preventing clogged pores and breakouts. Follow with the Special Cucumber Lotion, an anti-bacterial solution that will help to disinfect skin and discourage acne flare-ups. Follow with the Oil Free Moisturizer (SPF-17) to keep skin well hydrated and protected. Using a daily SPF will prevent the darker acne scars from further discoloration. Use the Drying Mask 2-3 times a week to combat blemishes and impurities. Formulated for acne prone skin, this Sulfur based mask will help to absorb excess oil as it combats blemishes and impurities. Alternate twice a week with the Healing & Soothing Mask which contains Balsam Peru, a natural anti-inflammatory ingredient that relieves acne related redness and irritation. For oily, dull, congested skin, use the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser 2-3 times a week instead of the Acne Facial Cleanser. Glycolic Acid helps to break down dead skin build-up from the skins surface, reduce minor acne discoloration and leave skin radiant and smooth. Applying a thin layer of the Anti-Acne Serum (New) which contains 2% Salicylic Acid will help hydrate your skin in addition to gently exfoliating surface dead skin while you sleep. This mild night time treatment will keep your skin feeling balanced as it prevents future blemishes. The Drying Lotion will dry up surfaced whiteheads overnight. The Buffering Lotion is a liquid antiseptic solution that will help to heal deep cystic hormonal blemishes.