So, as much as I love makeup, I think I love skincare even more. Ok, maybe not more, but probably just as much. Because, how good is your makeup if the canvas you’re working with isn’t soft, smooth, even, and glowing all on its own? That’s where great skincare comes in, and I’m a firm believer in taking care of your skin and the effectiveness of great skincare products.
All of our skin changes due to seasonal changes, climate/environment changes, hormonal changes, pregnancy, etc. and, since it’s summer AND I’m pregnant, I started to notice my skin was unusually drier than normal. I immediately began searching for an ultra-hydrating skincare regimen that my skin was in desperate need of, and because of my little babe, I needed a line that used safe ingredients for pregnancy. I was super excited when I found the Mario Badescu line, because their products are (as they say) simple, gentle, and effective.
After reading so many rave reviews, and talking with skincare specialists at Nordstrom, they pointed me in the right direction to products that would work well with my skin and what my skin was needing. I tend to take a “less is more” approach, because when I use too many lotions, creams, and serums all doing different things, my skin cells don’t know what to do and it can be too much for my skin to handle. I like to be gentle with my skin and find products that don’t use harsh ingredients or chemicals, so that I’m not further damaging my skin with the products I’m applying.
I am not a skincare specialist or esthetician, so I’m not speaking with expertise, only with experience, and this is what I have found works for me. Take a look at my morning and nighttime skincare regimen, with direct links to the products below.
First, I start with the Mario Badescu Cleansing Milk with Carnation and Rice Oil. This milky cleanser, infused with antioxidant-rich oils, nourishes dehydrated skin without stripping its natural moisture. I’m not kidding, after one use, I noticed my skin felt smoother and softer, and it’s only gotten even more smooth and soft with continued use. My skin feels extremely moisturized BEFORE even putting on any moisturizer. It’s seriously the BEST, and what’s even more incredible, it’s only $12 for a 6oz bottle! So, basically, you need to get you some NOW! You’re welcome! 😉
Check it out here.
Next, I use my Rodan and Fields AMP MD Micro-Exfoliating Roller. I love this roller, because on its own, it helps the skin appear firmer, smoother, fades the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles and pores, and gently exfoliates the skin to aid in skin cell turnover. It’s also said when used with serums/lotions, it helps them work better and do the job they’re intended to do, by allowing the product to work in the deeper layers of the skin. Since I no longer use my R+F regimen, I still use the roller and see great results with other regimens. This bad boy is a hidden gem and has really helped to even out my skin tone/texture and brighten my complexion.
Check it out here and find a local R+F specialist that can give you more info/help you order.
After rolling, I use the Mario Badescu Hydro Moisturizer with Vitamin C. This moisturizer is formulated with rejuvenating vitamin C enhanced hydration that gives skin a healthy glow. It seriously brightens the complexion, evens out the skin tone and texture, and restores dull skin’s natural radiance. I’ve noticed my skin is glowing so much more than normal, and it’s not because I have a “pregnancy glow!” 😉 This stuff is the real deal, and it didn’t take months of use to see results! YES, PLEASE!
Check it out here.
For morning, that completes my skincare routine. Short, sweet, and simple, but, extremely effective! I just use what gets the job done, and the less time and products it takes is a major bonus as a mama with a toddler. I only get so much time, so, this is huge for me! For night, I finish my routine with the Rejuvi Eye Repair Gel. This rejuvenating eye gel restores skin’s moisture, while reducing under eye circles and puffiness. It helps to repair and hydrate the extremely sensitive skin around the eyes, and the cooling sensation from the gel feels so good when applying. I’ve been using this eye gel for a long time, and no matter how little sleep I get, I never wake up with tired eyes. I’ve also noticed it’s great for allergies, because the first thing I notice with my allergies, are red, itchy, swollen, puffy eyes, and this gel helps to reduce it dramatically!
Check it out here.
Feel free to message me with any questions you have regarding the products or how to use them. These little, but mighty, products are packed with powerful stuff, that I am sure you all will love, just as much as I do! Don’t hide behind your makeup, and love the skin you’re in! It’s a breath of fresh air.
From my heart to yours,