November 20, 2013
November 20, 2013
November 19, 2013
by Lee Ann
What is Cystic Acne?
Cystic Acne is one of the most severe types of acne. It is characterized by soft, fluid-filled bumps that are under the surface of the skin and can be painful. A subset of cystic acne, nodulocystic acne is similar in that it forms under the skin. The main difference between cystic and nodulocystic acne is that nodules, unlike cysts, are firm to the touch and can take longer to heal.*
What Causes Cystic Acne?
Contrary to popular belief, cystic acne has nothing to do with skin that is not ‘clean enough.’ In fact, the sufferer is not at fault whatsoever. Some factors that can cause acne are:
· Excessive oil production
· Abnormal dead skin cell buildup
I Have Cystic Acne. Which Products Should I Use to Care For My Skin?
The water-like consistency of the Buffering Lotion helps it to absorb easily. To use this unique formula simply shake until the white sediment at the bottom of the bottle dissolves into the clear liquid and apply a drop to a clean fingertip then gently apply to the cyst. Repeat this until all cysts have been treated. This is a spot treatment, and is not meant to be applied to the entire face.
Balance your skin by using our oil-free serum to help promote hydration. Apply a thin layer over your moisturizer during the day. If you are very oily, try applying this serum in place of a moisturizer.
The Drying Mask can be used up to three times a week on affected areas to help clear up acne eruptions. It goes hand-in-hand with our…
Help soothe irritation and redness that is caused by acne. For optimum results, use this mask alternately with the Drying Mask.
A toner designed for acne-prone skin, our Special Cucumber Lotion helps disinfect inflamed acne while preventing new ones from erupting.
It is imperative to use a cleanser that is specifically formulated for acne-prone skin such as our Acne Facial Cleanser. It contains acne-fighting Salicylic Acid as well as a host of soothing ingredients such as Chamomile and Aloe Vera to balance and soothe the skin.
Many people who have acne shy away from moisturizer, fearing it will aggravate their oily, acne-prone skin. The opposite is true: not using a moisturizer can actually make acne worse in the long term because your oil glands will produce more oil to compensate for a lack of moisture. Oil and moisture are two entirely different things and everyone’s skin needs moisture. Try our Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin, an oil-free formula that is designed to help control excessive oil production, while providing the moisture the skin needs.
*Cystic acne can range from mild (having one or two cysts) to very severe (90% of the face chest and back being affected) and may require the care of a dermatologist.
Don’t let cystic acne stand in your way. Take a stand and fight it with MB products designed for cystic blemishes.
November 18, 2013
by Kimberly Yang
WHO: Hyaluronic Emulsion with Vitamin C, ideal for combination, dry, or sensitive skin.
WHAT: Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Collagen, Herbal Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Seaweed
WHY: It’s a nutrient-rich serum that helps nourish and protect the skin against damaging dryness, heat, and pollution. Collagen and Elastin help revitalize lifeless, uneven skin by locking in hydration and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Seaweed and Hyaluronic Acid help the skin retain its natural moisture to prevent dehydration, and antioxidant Vitamin C helps to smooth uneven skin tone for a brighter, more radiant complexion.
A few drops beneath moisturizer will not only better prime the skin for the absorption of your moisturizer or night cream, but will also help improve the appearance of dehydrated skin almost immediately.
HOW: After cleansing and toning, apply 2-3 drops of the serum on the face and neck. Massage the product into the skin in circular motions before following with moisturizer or night cream. May be used twice daily.
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November 17, 2013
November 15, 2013
It’s here! We love #FanFriday because it means we get to hear from you!
This week, comment on our blog and tell us your all-time favorite Mario Badescu product (and why you love it so much!). You’ll be automatically entered to win that product!*
Also, be sure to check out this week’s BLOG HIGHLIGHTS:
1. Think you have sensitive skin? Here’s why you might be wrong.
2. VIDEO: What can Peptides do for your skin?
3. How’s your skin holding up this fall?
A few DIY tips for dealing with cold-weather skin issues.
4.You’ll be surprised at all that Almond Oil can do for your skin.
*Winners are chosen at random and must reside in the US or Canada. This contest will be open from November 15-17, 2013. The winner will be announced Monday, November 18, 2013 on our Facebook page and will also be contacted privately via email.