Mischo Beauty School: Mini-Facials 101 & Mario Badescu

So those of you who follow me on Twitter know that I sent out a few "tweets" yesterday about the mini-facial I was giving myself. Mini-facials, like facials, are my "essential beauty product" - they're vital to maintaining my skin's health in between facial appointments.

I've decided to share my mini-facial routine with you because everyone can benefit from it- whether you receive monthly facials or not. My best advice is to invest in great products for your skin type/issues, and make mini-facials a part of your skincare routine. My skin type is normal/combination, with an oily t-zone and I used the following Mario Badescu products:

Cleanser: Enzyme Cleansing Gel ( all skin types)
Toner: Cucumber Cleansing Lotion (combination & oily skin types)
Exfoliant: (my own)
Mask: Enzyme Revitalizing Mask (combination, dry & sensitive skin types)
Eye Cream: Hyaluronic Eye Cream (all skin types)
Night Cream: Seaweed Night Cream (combination, oily & sensitive skin types)
Moisturizer: Collagen Moisturizer SPF 15 (combination & sensitive skin types)

So the steps are simply: Cleanse (Enzyme Cleansing Gel), Tone (Cucumber Cleansing Lotion), Steam Treatment, Exfoliate, Tone, Mask (Enzyme Revitalizing Mask), Tone & Moisturize (Hyaluronic Eye Cream, Seaweed Night Cream or Collagen Moisturizer SPF 15)!

So there you have it! Very easy- and anyone can do this! Please leave your questions in the comments section below and I'll get right back to you. Love your skin.



Jesiah said...

Great Advice!

March 16, 2009 at 4:59 PM
Jesiah said...

Your blog is fab! Come check it out!

March 16, 2009 at 5:33 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To Jesiah: Thank you- so glad you've found the information to be helpful. And- THANK YOU so much for the nomination! :)

March 17, 2009 at 2:42 PM
andrea said...

oh wow... just what i need! my skin is in desperate need of a mini facial ;)

March 19, 2009 at 9:12 PM
curly gurl said...

Can I just say that I love love love the enzyme cleansing gel? Many moons ago you posted about the free sample packs they give away if you go online and fill out a detailed questionairre. Well that was the beginning of my love for the enzyme cleansing gel. Fabu!

March 20, 2009 at 8:27 AM
Mischo Beauty said...

To Andrea: Oh good, so glad I could help! :)

March 24, 2009 at 12:42 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To "curly gurl": Yay! So glad you followed through and ordered the samples!! Please spread the word! :)

March 24, 2009 at 12:43 PM
TeeliciousB said...

Hope this isn't a silly question, but what type of brush is in the picture? Do you use it to apply the product to your face?

July 8, 2009 at 9:24 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To TeeliciousB: Not a silly question at all! I use the Clarisonic brush with my cleansers and exfoliants and I use the mask brush to apply my mask. :)

July 15, 2009 at 5:49 AM
Marsadie said...

Lovely post! Your skincare routine sounds amazing. Just wondering - how do you conduct your steam treatment?

October 13, 2009 at 8:02 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To Marsadie: Thank you! I haven't purchased a mini-steamer for home use yet, so I normally boil water and pour it into a large bowl. I direct the steam by holding a towel over my head and the bowl. If you decide to try this method, please do so with caution!

November 19, 2009 at 8:38 PM
Ugochi @ Beauty 365 said...

oooh, this reminds me! i need to get back on my Home Spa Initiative!

July 24, 2011 at 4:00 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To Ugochi @ Beauty 365: Good for you! :)

July 25, 2011 at 11:40 AM

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