How To DIY A Mario Badescu Facial For Dry 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. 

Dry skin is triggered when the skin’s moisture barrier is weakened. This means that moisture easily escapes (and irritants to get in), leaving skin feeling tight, looking dull, lacking elasticity, and feeling rough and itchy – often with patches of redness and flakiness. 

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 Orange Cleansing Soap to the face and lightly massage to remove makeup, then apply Aloe Vera Toner to a cotton round and remove residue completely.   

2. Re-apply the Orange Cleansing Soap and this time, use it to massage the face for five minutes.  Clean again thoroughly with a dampened cotton round soaked in the Aloe Vera Toner

3. Gently exfoliate with the Almond & Honey Face Scrub and concentrate on areas with rough or flaky patches.  Avoid scrubbing on breakouts, and remove residue completely with Aloe Vera Toner on a clean cotton round. 

4. Apply Hyaluronic Eye Cream to the eye area and a generous application of Lip Balm to the lips, before brushing on a thin layer of the Rose Hips Mask. Let the mask dry for ten minutes, then remove it using the Aloe Vera Toner

5. Apply the Vitamin C Serum to the face, let it set for one minute, then follow with Hyaluronic Eye Cream, Honey Moisturizer, Lip Balm, and finish off by spritzing the Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater 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 (see below) to the blemish and nowhere else. 


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 

Healing & Soothing Mask: To rebalance and replenish after any post-breakout dryness