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my mario badescu bridal skincare regimen.

{perfect masque trifecta}
beauties, with my wedding 5 weeks away, my skincare routine has become my religion.  the words of irina, my esthetician at mario badescu, are my gospel.  i saw her for my 6 week pre-nuptial facial last week, where she gave me the following edicts:
  • do an at-home masque 2x/week:  which is actually not nearly as cumbersome as i initially imagined it would be.  it takes 2 minutes to apply, then i have 15 minutes to watch tv or blog, then a quick 2-minute rinse off.  easy!  i've started alternating between the above 3 to focus on my specific skin challenges -- preventing build-up in my pores and maximizing my glow.  
  • apply eye cream 2x/day:  again, this not that hard once one gets in the habit.  i just make sure to include it in my AM and PM beauty routines, which i admit i haven't always done in the past.  however, as my 30th birthday lingers nearer and nearer my eye area needs extra care and attention.
these two small steps have made a huge difference - my skin looks fresh daily.  but irina's advice is customized to my skin needs, so in order to get your own pre-bridal plan there is no substitute to visiting the mario badescu spa.

in addition to my home work, irina and i have also set up an in-spa schedule to insure my skin is at it's best on april 26th:
  • 6-week facial:  at my facial last week irina did deep extractions.  this gives the skin plenty of time to recover before the big day.  per irina, a facial with major extractions should be done at least 4 weeks out from the wedding date.
  • 3-week facial:  at this time i'll be coming in for minor extractions, oxygen treatment, or "whatever it is the skin needs" (in the words of irina).  i like to think of it as a fine tuning session. 
  • week of facial:  no extractions, no major peels!  this is session is about just treatments to maximize my radiance, such as the gold mask (see my review here).
i can't wait to share pictures with you beauties of my skin, hair and makeup from the big day!

3 comments:

Joséphine Brayda said...

I'm working on china cosmetics market and i've never heard about this brand! Do you know where it comes from? It looks good!

makeupbymerry said...

I also never heard this name but it seems very interesting 6 week facial, 4 week facial and I think if I do before my wedding I look gorgeous without makeup also.

lilyjane said...

Freudian slip that you said "week of facial" instead of "week of wedding"?!? ;) Can't wait to see you then!

Also, due in part to your influence, I've recently started a blog about my nails. I can only hope to become as fabulous as you one day! xo



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