Mario Badescu

In the past few years I have become very strict when it comes to my skin care routine and it has helped immensely with my adult acne! I have always struggled with breaking out, and like so many who deal with the stress of acne, it becomes extremely frustrating. I have used so many products on my quest to good skin, and finally, I found a line that I truly cannot live without. I also love that most of their products are within the $20 range. Their serums are a bit more expensive but their creams, toners, and masks are definitely affordable. I do use products from other lines as well, but it is safe to say that Mario Badescu's line of skin care products dominates my medicine cabinet. My favorites, and the products I use daily, are shown down below.

I start my routine with Cetaphil's gentle skin cleanser for all skin types. This was recommended to me by my dermatologist years ago. I have very sensitive skin and the non-comedogenic/fragrance free cleanser has been great for reducing irritation to my skin.

Once my face is cleansed I use Mario's aloe lotion. I use it as my toner morning and night. It wipes away any additional makeup that my cleanser may not washed away. It is also infused with aloe vera. Aloe vera really helps calm my skin and keeps it hydrated. It has been a life saver for my skin throughout the years. I have noticed it helps reduce future breakouts. After I apply the aloe vera lotion, I tend to go between two products for a mask. I use Mario's silver powder and Murad's Intensive C-Radiance Peel. The silver powder is a little messy because it is a powder but I always see a difference in my skin after I use it. It helps draw out impurities, (blackheads, excess oil, etc). I use it in my T-zone area where my face is most oily.

I always end the evening lathering on the chamomile night cream. It calms my skin over night and I always wake up with refreshed dewy skin. I use Simple's SPF 15 moisturizer in the morning.

Of course I always use under eye cream morning and night. I use the hyaluronic eye cream from the line. It has helped brighten my under eyes, especially for the days that I lack sleep.

I travel with Mario's facial spray. Traveling dehydrates my skin so I will spritz some of the facial spray on my face. I also keep it in my bag during the day when my face needs a little pick me up!

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