Beautiful, Badescu Skin

"Putting your best face forward."

December 8, 2014
by Jill
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Holiday Inspiration: Gifts For Mom

gifts for momMoms can be hard to shop for. You know your mother will love whatever you give her, but you really want to make her gift special. We have just the thing! What could be better than helping her achieve glowing, healthy-looking skin?

Here’s how to do that (these are our favorites gifts for mom!):

For age spots
Does your mom have any hyperpigmentation such as age spots or liver spots?
You have to get her the Vitamin C Serum.

Gift Sets
Here are a few gifts sets you know will actually get used! Check out the ones we’ve put together:
Bath & Body Luxuries
MB Favorites

The perfect DIY gift set.
Pick up these anti-aging, collagen-enhancing products and wrap them together!
Peptide Renewal Cream
Peptide Renewal Serum

For the mom with luxurious taste (and very dry skin)
Caviar Night Cream
Dermonectin Eye Cream

No-Nonsense Moms will like:
Special Hand Cream with Vitamin E
AHA Botanical Body Soap
Collagen Moisturizer SPF 15

December 6, 2014
by Jill
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Our Secret For Perfect Foundation

Are you applying foundation right after you moisturize your skin? Here’s a better idea: apply your moisturizer and then take care of a few other things, like picking out your outfit or plucking your eyebrows. Giving moisturizer time to sink in will make your makeup go on so much smoother and will help it stay on a lot longer.

For pre-makeup application, The Moisture Magnet SPF 15 is a favorite among makeup artists.
perfect foundation

December 5, 2014
by Jill
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Q&A: Large Pores

Q. What causes large pores?

A.  Here’s the truth:  For the most part, your pore size is determined by genetics and skin type. When you have oily skin, sebum (oil) and other products collect in the skin, causing the pores to appear larger. You’ll notice that those with dry skin have less-noticeable pore size.

Age is another factor. As skin loses elasticity over time, pores begin to appear bigger. Damage from the sun exacerbates pore size as well by causing the skin to thicken.

While men tend to have larger pores than women, women also experience more hormonal/oil production changes, causing large pores.

See below for more Q & A!

Step away from the magnifying mirror...

Step away from the magnifying mirror…

Q. What can be done about large pores?

A. While you cannot physically change the size or shape of your pores, you can temporarily reduce their appearance.

  • Using a regimen designed specifically for oily skin can help.
  • Keep skin clean, toned, exfoliated, and properly hydrated.
  • By regulating skin’s oil production, you’ll help minimize the appearance of pores.
  • Receiving regular facials (with extractions) is also incredibly helpful.
  • Use a mask designed to reduce the appearance of pores.  
  • We have a special occasion mask (the Temporary Lifting Mask) which can be used on a more regular basis to help tighten and lift the skin, thereby diminishing the appearance of pores. 

December 4, 2014
by Jill
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Perfect Holiday Gifts For Men

This holiday season, I have four guys to shop for, and they’re all so different. It’s hard to pick out gifts for men! Check out these ‘types’ and see which gifts to give to each!
gifts for men

The carefully-groomed, always clean-shaven guy: This one is my brother. He’s always elegantly ‘suited up’ and smells so clean. No stubble for this guy! Here’s the perfect gift set for him:

The Executive Collection for Men

The non-nonsense guy: My uncle always looks nicely put together, but he’s not putting a lot of work into his appearance. He’s definitely a no-frills character. His perfect gift?

Men’s Grooming Basics

The guy who doesn’t shave: Do you know a guy who sports an amazing beard? No worries! Here are a few skin care products that pretty much every guy likes:

AHA & Botanical Body Soap (because it helps keep the chest and back areas acne-free!)
Silver Powder (a lot of guys are concerned about blackheads!)
Drying Lotion (for a quick solution to acne breakouts)
Hydrating Hand Cream (doesn’t everyone get dry hands in the winter?)
Vitamin A & E Hydrating Balm (a lightweight hydrating balm that can be used as a moisturizer)

The guy who does nothing for his appearance. You know this guy. He’s been wearing the same flannel for a few days and you’re only mildly convinced he’s wearing deodorant. Better start with baby steps and hook him up with a decent body wash!

AHA & Botanical Body Soap 

December 3, 2014
by Jill
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What We’re Using For Dry Skin This Fall

dry skin

These days, if we’re not outside in the blustery cold, we’re cozied up inside with some very dry indoor heat. If you’re like me, you don’t want to leave the house during the colder months. OR you use long, hot showers to warm up. This is a recipe for skin disaster!

Indoor heating + cold winds + hot showers = chapped, irritated, dry skin.

Here’s what we’re doing about it:

  1. It’s time to toughen up and take fewer showers. Or shorter showers. Or *gasp* cooler showers. (I’m going to try!)

    [Read more: How hot showers cause dry, itchy skin]
  2. Keep as covered up as possible when you leave the house. Use moisturizers with broad spectrum sun protection (The Moisture Magnet SPF 15 is a good choice) and wear hats and scarves and gloves. I like to pull my scarf up over the bottom half of my face to protect it.
  3. Switch your night moisturizer to a more richly hydrating formula or use a night cream (this is what I use).
  4. Don’t forget your eye cream! And protect those lips!

I’ve also been finding it impossible to leave the house without a small jar of hand cream in my bag.

How are you dealing with the colder weather?