When you have a job in skincare, you learn a lot about beauty. Working with a team of smart and naturally beautiful women with backgrounds in everything from cosmetology and retail to marketing, business and makeup, there’s no shortage of tips to go around—and if there’s one thing we all have in common, it’s our appreciation of beauty! Without further ado, the ladies of Mario Badescu Skin Care share their best skincare tips and trade secrets: Part One!
Name: Sara Age Range: 25-30 Skin Type: Combination/Oily What is your number one skincare tip? I have many, but if I had to choose one, I’d say cleanse and moisturize every day. For daytime moisturizing, use sunscreen. When I was younger, I thought tanning was cool, but the hyperpigmentation (sun damage) it leaves behind isn't! The sun is the number one cause of premature aging and smart skincare will keep you looking your very best for years to come. Which Mario Badescu product can’t you live without? I’m all about antioxidants, so our Vitamin C Serum makes my top pick! It goes on smooth and there’s nothing better than antioxidants to fight against free radical damage. How many skincare products do you think you own? Imagine, for a moment, a skincare cabinet overflowing with products. Now, triple that. Some people take in stray animals; I take in stray beauty products! Jars, bottles and tubes live in my purse, car, near my bedside, in the kitchen and on my work desk. When I say that I’m beauty obsessed, I’m not kidding. Tell us about your skincare-related habits. I always avoid pulling and tugging my skin—especially around my neck and décolletage, since those are two of the first places to show signs of aging. What’s your biggest skincare pet peeve? When I see someone being rough with their skin (i.e., scrubbing hard or applying products roughly around the eyes) I hurt inside and I ALWAYS tell them to stop. What has working for MB taught you about beauty/skincare/etc.? I’m not alone in my love affair with skincare! Working for Mario Badescu has shown me that there are a lot of people who care about their skin just as much as I do. Being a beauty writer for MB has also taught me a ton because I spend my days researching the best ways to care for skin.
Name: Lee Ann Age Range: 25-30 Skin Type: Combo/Oily in Spring/Summer and Combo/Dry in Fall/Winter What is your number one skincare tip? My number one skin care tip is to KNOW your skin so you can use the right products. Which Mario Badescu product can’t you live without? I can’t live without the Seaweed Cleansing Soap. How many skincare products do you think you own? I own at a plethora of skin care products…literally. Too many to count. Tell us about your skincare-related habits. I am militant about sun protection. Because the sun is the number one cause of premature aging, I avoid it like like the plague. Ok, maybe I’m a little too extreme…LOL What’s your biggest skincare pet peeve? My biggest skin care pet peeve is when people think it’s okay to skip moisturizer because they’re afraid it will make their skin more oily or to allow their skin to ‘breathe.’ The opposite is true! What has working for MB taught you about beauty/skincare/etc.? Working for MB has taught me that all skin is unique and therefore needs unique skin care solutions. We take a customized approach to skin care here at MB. Name: Kimberly Age Range: 20-25 Skin Type: Combination/Oily What is your number one skincare tip? The simpler the better; less is more. Which Mario Badescu product can’t you live without? The Vitamin C Serum, which I’ve rambled on and on about. How many skincare products do you think you own? Eight, if we’re limiting it to just the face. (If it’s including body care, there’s a handful of creams and oils I always have on rotation.) Tell us about your skincare-related habits. I always exfoliate head to toe; no regimen is complete without it! What’s your biggest skincare pet peeve? Not washing your face before bed, regardless of whether or not you have makeup on. Cleansing twice daily is crucial if you want good skin! What has working for MB taught you about beauty/skincare/etc.? Let’s just say that before MB, I never moisturized. I’ve come a long way since.
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