There are some truly bizarre DIY skincare trends going on right now that I don’t recommend. Keep your skin, and yourself, safe… stick to the tried and true treatments that really make a difference!

sephora:

FRONT/CENTER: DARE TO OIL
Four truths and a skincare dare.
Here at Sephora, we’ve been obsessed with beauty oils for awhile. But we still have those among us who doubt their abilities to melt away makeup, help fight breakouts (yes, you read that right), glow without grease, and antiage. Below, the truth(s) about oils—and a dare.
TRUTH 1: You can cleanse with oil. Washing with cleansing oil is one of the most gentle but effective ways to remove makeup and impurities from your skin.
TRUTH 2: You can fight oil with oil. Applying oil to already oily skin can help manage pore-clogging sebum (the skin-congesting opponent to clear skin).
TRUTH 3: You can be glowing, not greasy, with oil. Oils deliver moisture and radiance, not residue.
TRUTH 4: You can curb signs of aging with oil. Use oils to smoothly deliver powerful antioxidants and other antiaging ingredients to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
THE DARE: Get to know skincare’s latest must-have.
EXPLORE OILS AT SEPHORA ▸

sephora:

FRONT/CENTER: DARE TO OIL

Four truths and a skincare dare.

Here at Sephora, we’ve been obsessed with beauty oils for awhile. But we still have those among us who doubt their abilities to melt away makeup, help fight breakouts (yes, you read that right), glow without grease, and antiage. Below, the truth(s) about oils—and a dare.

TRUTH 1: You can cleanse with oil.
Washing with cleansing oil is one of the most gentle but effective ways to remove makeup and impurities from your skin.

TRUTH 2: You can fight oil with oil.
Applying oil to already oily skin can help manage pore-clogging sebum (the skin-congesting opponent to clear skin).

TRUTH 3: You can be glowing, not greasy, with oil.
Oils deliver moisture and radiance, not residue.

TRUTH 4: You can curb signs of aging with oil.
Use oils to smoothly deliver powerful antioxidants and other antiaging ingredients to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

THE DARE: Get to know skincare’s latest must-have.

EXPLORE OILS AT SEPHORA ▸

Put your best face forward this year!

Show off a little skin this New Year’s Eve!

Don’t be shy! Make an appointment for one of my Deep Cleansing Back Treatments so you’ll be confident and ready to strut your stuff.

Photo courtesy of Taz, etc.

Winter weather can worsen the side effects of anti-aging ingredients. If your usual routine leaves your skin feeling irritated, try gentler products that are mild and unscented until you get your glow back.

Photo courtesy of rawtrigger.

Here are a few beauty tips on how to stay gorgeous during the hectic holiday season!

mariobadescuskincare:

Natural ingredients are the best for your skin. Learn more about which ones you need in your skin care regimen HERE.

mariobadescuskincare:

Natural ingredients are the best for your skin. Learn more about which ones you need in your skin care regimen HERE.

Winter Lip Care

A homemade sugar scrub will keep your lips soft during cold and dry winter days. I like this recipe from Lauren Conrad’s site. It’s easy, natural, and I have everything on hand to whip up a quick batch.

One of my favorite skincare accessories is the Clarisonic. It gently removes dirt and impurities while improving your skin’s overall texture and appearance.

birchbox:

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Last week Magatte Wade, the founder of back-to-basics skincare line Tiossan, paid a special visit to Birchbox HQ. Not only did we get the chance to sniff, dab, and blend Tiossan’s all-natural products firsthand, but we also got a mini skincare lesson direct from Senegal-born Wade—whose…