How To DIY A Mario Badescu Facial For Combination Skin

We know you miss your facials just as much as we do. In our new series, we’ll be bringing the Mario Badescu experts straight to your home with tips on how to perform an at-home facial based on your specific skin type. 

Combination skin can be complicated because it’s skin that experiences both dryness and oiliness, so finding and maintaining balance is key. Typically combination skin has a mix of oily areas where you’ll see a lot of shine and clogged pores (typically the T-zone) and dry patches where you’ll experience flaking and redness. 

If treating yourself to a facial still seems like a far-off impossible luxury, it’s now about to be easier than ever to recreate a spa-worthy facial treatment and address your oily skin issues from the comfort of your own home. 

You will need


1. Apply the Enzyme Cleansing Gel to the face and lightly massage to remove makeup, then apply the Witch Hazel & Lavender Toner to a cotton round and remove residue completely.   

2. Re-apply the Enzyme Cleansing Gel and this time, use it to massage the face for five minutes.  Clean again thoroughly with a dampened cotton round soaked in the Witch Hazel & Lavender Toner

3. Gently exfoliate with the Botanical Exfoliating Scrub and concentrate on dry areas with rough or flaky patches.  Avoid scrubbing on breakouts and remove residue completely with the Witch Hazel & Lavender Toner on a clean cotton round. 

4. Apply the Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream to the eye area and a generous application of the Lip Balm to the lips, before brushing on a thin layer of the Super Collagen Mask. Let the mask dry for ten minutes, then remove it using the Witch Hazel & Lavender Toner

5. Apply the Super Peptide Serum to the face, let it set for one minute, then follow with the Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream, Buttermilk MoisturizerLip Balm, and finish off by spritzing the Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile and Lavender over the face and neck. 

6. If you have a breakout, the goal is to clarify the troubled area without drying the skin. Apply spot treatment to the blemish and if dryness occurs, rebalance skin the following day by applying the Healing & Soothing Mask


For problem-prone skin or the occasional spot, to be used depending on the type of breakout experienced (one or more can be used if necessary). 

Drying Lotion: For surface blemishes that come to a head 

Buffering Lotion: For large, deep under-the-skin bumps 

Drying Cream: For small bumps and blemishes; not recommended on dry areas