New year, (even) better skin.
In the spirit of upholding beauty resolutions you can keep, we’re vowing to keep our January skin care regimen short and sweet. That post-holiday-season reality can be brutal—so to minimize the overwhelm and maximize our time, we’re making (and sticking to!) a routine that works.
Balance is the goal, here.
Chances are that a solid month of late nights combined with over-working your
skin (all in the name of a picture-perfect complexion) with at-home peels and
too much exfoliation has left your skin worse for wear. So, to remedy a month
of don’ts, we’re abiding by a few simple dos:
- Stick to the basics. Make sure you’re cleansing, toning, and moisturizing daily. Mask and exfoliate as needed, one to three times a week.
- Introduce new products into your routine one at a time. It’s tempting to try everything you were gifted at once, but that’s often when things go awry. Instead, allow each newcomer its moment to shine; you’ll get a better read of whether or not it’s right for you.
- Keep a Mario Badescu Facial Spray on hand. It’s the perfect pick-me-up treat that’ll help boost your skin and your mood, even when you’re in the midst of that 3PM workday slump.
WHAT WE’RE USING THIS JANUARY, ALL MONTH LONG:
Fresh, creamy, and a delight to
use, this face wash is the perfect cold-climate cleanser that gets rid of all
the things you don’t want without stripping away all the things you need. What
you get is soft, smooth skin that feels refreshed, never stripped.
This resurfacing formula has just
the right amount of Glycolic Acid to rejuvenate skin—but it’s also infused with
a blend of skin-loving botanicals like Aloe Vera, Marshmallow Extract, and
Chamomile Extract to restore balance to your skin. Use it one to two times a
week in place or Orange Cleansing Soap if you’re dry, or two to three times a
week if your skin is normal to oily.
#MBSkinTip: If you love
the texture of a creamy cleanser but know you need that deep clean, mix Orange
Cleansing Soap and Glycolic Foaming Cleanser for a hybrid that brightens,
refines, and leaves skin feel fresh.
Restore calm and clarity with
every sweep. Easy, dreamy, and perfect for all skin types, this mild astringent
gives your complexion that post-cleanse boost while soothing stressed skin.
Flip up the nozzle, dampen a cotton pad with the Lavender liquid, and sweep the
cotton across your face in outward motions until the pad comes up clean.
True, face mists are more of a
regimen booster than a non-negotiable skin care staple—but once you start
incorporating a facial spray into your routine, you won’t want to be without
one. We’re Lavender-obsessed for the month of January because of its calming
properties, and this multi-tasking mist is packed with it. Mist it before
moisturizer to give your skin a botanical boost, use it after makeup to give
your look a dewy finish, or spritz throughout the day to infuse your skin (and
your surroundings) with Lavender.
Light and layer-able, this Honey-infused face cream sinks in
seamlessly to replenish skin and give it a healthy, dewy finish. Use it twice
daily, day and night, to nourish your skin.
Don’t forget about the eyes, too. Packed with hydration
powerhouses and infused with botanicals like Eyebright Extract and Aloe Vera,
our best-selling eye cream is a favorite for its easy-to-use, bright-eyed
Everyone—no matter your skin type—needs a clay mask in their routine to keep things in check. One to three times week, set aside 15-20 minutes to deep clean while restoring balance to your skin.
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