Is it just me, or do pimples always pop up at the worst times. The day before a big event? Bam — there's a pimple. The night before a big presentation at work? Oh, hello zit. They never show up when we're planning on hunkering down for the weekend and have time to coax them away slowly. So instead, we're forced to find ways to deal with them quickly. And the best way to do that? By keeping a bottle of one of the best pimple drying lotions on hand.
Not everyone is familiar with what a drying lotion really is, or how to properly use one. These typically tiny bottles are packed with concentrated amounts of everything that clears up your skin. Most formulas have some mix of zinc, sulfur, and salicylic acid. The acids are suspended above the more solid zinc, which is how they're supposed to stay. This isn't like a bi-phase cleanser that requires shaking. Instead, you allow the zinc sediment to settle to the bottom, and then dunk a clean Q-tip into the bottle before tapping it onto your problem areas. The mixture of the sediment and acids work to clear up your blemishes overnight — a miracle when you've got an important event the next day.
So if you're ready to add a touch of magic to your skin care routine, then you're in luck. Below, find a list of the best pimple drying lotions on the market. Pick one up, dot it on, and watch your pimples disappear into thin air.