Mario Monthly Edit: April Skin Care


Make it simple, but significant.

Now more than ever, it’s the little things that have the greatest
impact on our lives. No matter how small the step or seemingly insignificant
the habit, any attempt at self-care is preservation—especially when
anxiety worldwide is at an all-time high. Our best recommendation (second only
to following all national and local guidance in taking precautions) is to
continue making space for your daily routines despite the grey and gloom
looming overhead. Allow yourself those things: You deserve it.  

Skin care is hardly the solution, but it just might help by granting
us some semblance of normalcy. These are the steps we’re taking to feeling like
our best selves, no matter where we are:

BOOKENDING
OUR DAYS WITH A CLEAN SLATE

…which means cleansing and toning twice daily. Because between-seasons skin craves comfort, Cucumber Cream Soap is our face wash of choice in April. It’s creamy, cooling, and a delight to use.

To make our cleansing routine more indulgent, we’re adding not one, but two toners to our top shelf. Aloe Lotion is our daytime astringent to soothe while combating shine. At night, Glycolic Acid Toner is our brightening treatment: a few swipes infused skin with a weightless layer of resurfacing, brightening benefits that work hard while you sleep.

STAYING
HYDRATED, ALWAYS

…with these host of hydration heroes. The trick to a dewy—never
greasy-looking—glow is layering, starting with…

  1. A light misting of Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea, a hydrating pick-me-up infused invigorating botanical benefits.
  2. Next, while the skin is still wet, apply the moisturizers. Under and around the area goes Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream, a spring favorite for its balm-like texture. For the rest of the face, neck, and décolletage, Buttermilk Moisturizer is how we get that glow. Skin is replenished and gets a rejuvenating boost, too—thanks to the Lactic Acid infused into its light, silky cream.
  3. If skin is craving a little more hydration (or if we’re want a juicy, dewy finish), add a few drops of Herbal Hydrating Serum all over or just to the high points of the face for a natural sheen.
  4. The final touch? Another round of misting to finish things off.

AND TREATING
OURSELVES WITH A LITTLE BIT OF TLC

This month, we’re making a promise to continue setting aside time (a minimum of) once a week to give our skin the lift it needs. Super Collagen Mask is a perennial favorite because it gives our skin a pick-me-up that combines smoothing and pore-purifying benefits—but we can always amp it up.

Before applying Super Collagen Mask, tap Cellufirm Drops around the eye and lip area to give those delicate spots an extra-nourishing, line-smoothing treatment. Apply a thin yet even, opaque layer of the mask over the entire face, neck, and décolletage, then wait 20 minutes for it to dry.

Once the mask is ready for removal, saturate your skin with a liberal misting of Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea to help loosen it up. Because you’ve dampened the mask and applied a creamy layer underneath, the cleansing process becomes much simpler—and you avoid tugging at your skin. Rinse off everything with water, follow with toner, and apply any serum or moisturizer to finish off your at-home mini facial.

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Author: Kimberly Yang

I hold these truths to be self-evident, that skin care is paramount, green tea is everything, and the Internet rules all (typical Gen-Y philosophy; if it wasn’t ‘grammed, it never happened).

Also pertinent: writer, content creator, national sales director at Mario Badescu.

For more about me, visit my Google+ page.



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