Cleaning your face and taking care of your skin is so important! Personally, I love all natural skin care products because they are sensitive and give my face a healthy glow. I always rave about the Mario Badescu skincare products. The line is reasonably priced and it is easy to find products that work for my skin type.
I'm going to be honest; I don't wash my face every single night with all of these products. There are many nights I just use the face wash or just splash on the toner. For the most part though, I try and stick with a nightly routine that keeps my skin looking fresh and clean.
STEP 1: Makeup Remover
I love makeup wipes. I seriously do not know what I would do without them! The Simple Cleansing Facial wipes are my favorite. These wipes contain vitamin B5 which helps restore, soften and smooth skin. I always get a little nervous buying cheap makeup wipes so I spend a little more and get these. I usually can get a good deal for these at Target though.
STEP 2: Face Wash
I am not a huge fan of face clothes. They are too rough! Instead I use a sponge to wash my face. I usually will put the cleanser right onto the sponge and then rub this on my face in a circular motion. I swear that you will never go back to a face cloth after you wash your face with a sponge.
The cleanser that I use is the Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel. It is an oil controlling cleanser that is non-foaming to deeply cleanse and refresh oily skin. It is formulated with Grapefruit Extract, which is an AHA to revitalize and energize. I use this every morning and night to clean my face.
Every 2-3 days I substitute an exfoliator for my cleanser. The exfoliator I use is the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser from Mario Badescu. This exfoliator contains soothing herbal extracts from chamomile and sage making it ideal for all skin types in need of a deep cleansing. Glycol Acid helps breakdown the build-up of dead skin cells that can help dull the complexion, cause pimples and draw attention to fine lines and wrinkles. This will help soften fine lines and reduce declaration and minor acne scarring. This exfoliator is actually one of my favorite products of all time!
STEP 2: Toner
If I don't have time to wash my face I will just splash a bit of this Cucumber Cleansing Lotion by Mario Badescu onto a cotton swab and gentle rub this all over my face and neck. A lot of people think toners are unnecessary, but it is one of my favorite skincare products. My face always feels so much cleaner and softer after using a toner, which is why I love it so much!
STEP 4: Serum
Most people use a moisturizer, but I like serums so much more. I specifically like this Herbal Hydrating Serum from Mario Badescu because it is oil free. Lotions tend to clog my pores which is why I substitute for a serum. This serum is formulated with ginkgo extract which provides nourishing benefits for the skin. Whenever I use this product at night, I noticed a my skin is brighter in the morning!
STEP 5: Eye Cream
I could not live without eye cream. I especially am obsessed with this Annemarie Borlind Eye Cream. The skin around your eyes is always the first to get wrinkles, which is why I almost never forget to put this cream on at night. This eye cream is formulated with organic caffeine to alleviate puffiness around the eyes. It also contains hyaluronic acid and marine plant extracts to reduce lines caused by dryness while moisturizing skin to decrease wrinkle depth. It is so important to find an eye cream that has caffeine in it because it helps reduce cellulite, repairs UV damage and tightens skins.
Like I said, I definitely do not do this skin regimen every night, but I try to do it as much as I can. It is so important to take care of your skin so that it stays healthy for years to come! Also, taking care of your skin now means less wrinkles later on.
I did not know about all these skin care products until I spent a summer working in a beauty store. I discovered that many people also didn't know about skincare products, but were very interested in them; so I try and share as much product knowledge as I can on my blog. If you ever have questions about a particular skincare product, feel free to comment below or contact me on any of my social media pages! I'm always happy to help!