Y’all! Was the summer season not a rough one?

Ontop of having to worry about a global pandemic and the many changes I’ve had brought upon me these past couple of months, I have to be honest with you when I tell you my skin absolutely hated me.

Not only was I stressing but I found myself completely neglecting my skincare, which if you know me, is not like me at all.

I felt myself at an all-time low plenty of times. For someone that religiously washes her face twice a day (once in the morning before I start my day and in the evening before bed), I really didn’t know why I let my skin suffer along the bumpy ride.

Mid-crisis, I began noticing that my skin was probably at it’s worst state ever. I was breaking out (I believe from stress) and my skin appeared dry one day and oily the next.

For all of you beauts that have oily, acne prone skin, I know what you’re thinking. Girl, you’re naturally oily and gave your skin not bit of TLC? Yes sis, unfortunately I did.

Luckily for me, I quickly snapped out of it and did something about it.

Clearly, it all starts with the products you use on your skin. I knew that I needed to start fresh with a new cleanser. Mario Badescu’s Glycolic Foaming Cleanser ($16) is amazing. Something about those foam products, I tell you. It’s so intriguing to me. Besides that, I found that it brightened my skin and on the days that my skin felt dull, it always felt so good to cleanse my face with this cleanser. It was formulated with Glycolic Acid to deep clean the face and dimishes acne marks on the face.

Next, was trying out a new toner. I love toners and they’re a huge staple in the skincare routine. Mario Badescu’s Witch Hazel & Rosewater Toner ($14) is so refreshing on the face!

After cleansing my face, I use the toner to ensure that impurities on my face are removed. It’s important to me that I use a toner that does not strip the skin of it’s natural moisture. This toner is perfect because it provides the skin with that soothing hydration with its combination of Black Rose, Rosewater, and Rose Oil. Whether or not you love the scent of rose, this product is an absolute must. I’ve been using it twice a day after cleansing my face to ensure my skin is cleansed, moisturized, and protected.

I know one thing, I will never, and I mean never neglect my skin the way I did. Today and everyday, I’m thankful for these two products for whipping me and my face back into shape!

Have you tried these products from Mario Badescu? Let us know in the comments below!