Fight Cystic Acne With This Ultra-Affordable Buffering Lotion

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Cystic acne is a common skin condition that affects both men and women, regardless of age. The condition is hormonal, which means it isn’t the typical small blemish with a whitehead or blackhead. Instead, cystic pimples are often larger, redder and much more painful than traditional acne pimples. A cluster of them can cause major discomfort.

The overall treatment process can be a long, frustrating and expensive. Even after the bumps are gone, some can experience permanent scarring. Luckily, there’s an affordable skincare buffering lotion you can add to your skincare routine that’s created to fight cystic acne at the start of its cycle. Affordable skincare for the win!

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Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion is meant to do “speedy damage control” to hormonal acne breakouts. The $19 formula is a “sulfur- and salicylic-acid solution” that minimizes large clusters of acne, decreases redness and prevents future breakouts.

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According to the product description, this lotion should be applied after putting on your preferred cleanser and toner. You may rub the buffering lotion over your entire face or concentrate it on top of the specific cystic acne pimple. The brand recommends you apply the lotion every other night. Note that the lotion is suitable for combination or oily skin types.

People who purchased and used this cystic-acne fighting product raved about how it significantly reduced the sizes of their pimples overnight and cleared their breakouts within days.

As it goes with all skincare and cosmetics, results may vary depending on your skin’s unique needs. The Shop With Us team recommends you consult with your doctor before trying any topical skincare treatment.

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