Skin savers – everyone has their go-to products that keep their skin in line. While I have different picks for face and body, today I’ll just talk about everything that keeps my 40+ skin on my face in peak shape.

I am a huge fan of Mario Badescu. HUGE. I’ve been to their spa (and want to go back every time I’m in New York City), and when I faithfully use my products, my skin looks the best it’s ever been. So I can’t say enough good things about this reasonably priced line, other than if you can’t find at least one holy grail product in their collection, you might not be looking hard enough.

On to the skin savers!

  • Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum: I discovered this not too long ago. This, when used after exfoliation especially, gives my face an unbelievable, almost youthful, glow. The results are instantaneous and amazing.
  • Mario Badescu Drying Mask: have complicated skin? I know I do. I go between full on acne and mild breakouts, but when I keep my Mario Badescu regimen going, I have neither. This is a big part of that. Spread this muddy-looking mask on and go chill for 20 or 30 minutes. Helps clear up any imperfections you have going on. Super serious about clearing a pimple before the next day? Dot some on the blemish and go to bed. You’ll see a huge improvement by the morning (one of my special secrets, so don’t go telling the whole world).
  • Mario Badescu Drying Lotion: the grand-daddy of acne products – I remember my mom using this in the 70’s, I think. This calamine lotion and salicylic acid combo knocks out any breakouts you have. Works best as an overnight treatment, but you can use it all day long if you wipe the pink residue (from the calamine lotion) off before moisturizing.
  • Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum: I love this light moisturizer, especially in the summer when I always feel like I don’t need any moisture at all (which is just my brain LYING to me – you always need moisture, especially after using these clearing products). It’s light, smells lightly herbal, and keeps the dry skin away without any change of making congested skin worse.

There you have it – the secret to my best skin. I urge you to check out the entire line, because even if you don’t have complicated skin like mine, they have a product for every single skin type.

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