I mistakenly thought that when you reached the age of first gray hair and/or wrinkles that the days of pimples are far behind you. Boy was I wrong. I don't have the acne that scarred my teen years. Now I get the occasional pimple and want to treat it immediately. I've been using Mario Badescu's Drying Lotion for over ten years and couldn't be happier with the results. At the first sign of a pimple, you dab a small amount of the product directly on the pimple. I usually do it right before bed and continue this every night until the pimple is gone. My experience has been that it is usually gone within about two to three days. Be sure to follow the directions on the bottle (e.g. you never want to shake the contents of the bottle). I swear by this product and one bottle usually lasts me at least two years.