I have struggled with oily skin my entire life. From severe breakouts to dark acne scars, I have faced it all. Thankfully through trial and error over the years I have found products that I find work well and help me manage my breakouts and keep my oil under control. As you may have noticed I have a lot of Mario Badescuproducts in my arsenal at the moment. I aim to be consistent, once I find a product from a particular brand that I like, I try to venture out and see what other great things they offer. And not to mention these products are reasonably priced and good quality. I lean more towards natural products that are made with little to no sulfates or parabens. You should always be mindful of what you put in and on your body!
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1.Mario Badescu -Seaweed Cleansing Lotion$15 This toner is by far one of my favorite products, as you can see in the photo, I'm almost done with my 3rd bottle. I use this product after I'm done cleansing my face. My skin is typically tight and dry after washing, this toner helps to soothe and condition my skin, as well as wipe away any left over dirt that my soap and Clarisonic helped pull up. Toners are essentials to add to your skin care routine because not only do they help cleanse but they level out the pH on your skin, moisturize and shrink your pores!
3.Mia 1 Clarisonic - Electric Pink$129 I purchased my Clarisonic almost 2 years ago and I still consider it to be a gem. I look forward to using this every morning and night. It has provided me with a deep clean that I wouldn't be able to achieve with just a cloth or my hands. If you're like me and love a beat face, this tool will help you power through all those layer of makeup during cleansing time. The detachable heads are customized to help cater to your skin's needs. I use the head that is for acne prone skin.
4.Lush Cosmetics Lip Scrub - The Kiss$9.95 This limited edition Valentines Day Lip Scrub is one of my favorites from Lush Cosmetics. Lets not forget the most important part, you can eat it! Like most people, I am susceptible to dry, cracked lips especially during the winter months, which is why I love these lips scrubs. The castor sugar buffs away dead skin while the oils help to moisture my lips, leaving them feeling soft and smooth. And as an added bonus you can lick away the excess. As stated "The Kiss" is limited and only sold around V-Day, luckily Lush has an assortment of lip scrubs that also work well. This particular lip scrub is a personal favorite.
5.Mario Badescu - Facial Spray$7 Yes, this product only cost $7 USD! This Aloe Herbs and Rosewater spray is worth every penny and then some. Not only is this product infused with THE Miracle Plant, Aloe Vera, which provides much needed nutrients to the skin; this product also utilizes Rose Water, which has anti- inflammatory properties that reduce irritations. It's non greasy and leaves my skin feeling soothed and refreshed. You can us this spray before and after makeup to create a dewey look, however I prefer a matte finish, so I simply spray before applying makeup for a smooth application. If your feeling a little crafty, I have step-by- step instructions on how to make your own Rose Water in my previous blog!