An Oily Skincare dream routineπŸ’― ft. the Mario Badescu Silver Powder

Do you suffer from clogged and enlarged pores? What about that oily t-zone and acne prone skin? Don’t fret beauties, because we have just the skin care recipe for you. This sure-fire recipe includes a purifying cleanser, an oil free moisturizer and the secret ingredient: a powder facial mask! I know exactly what you’re thinking.Powder as a facial mask? How does that work? Well, we’ve all used creamy clay masks before right? This particular mask just comes in powder form!

The Mario Badescu Silver Powder is a face mask designed to absorb excess oils, help unclog pores and help reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. The finely milled powder is meant to help clarify the oily areas of the skin. Sounds like a dream for oily skin beauties who also suffer from blackheads and acne. This DIY face mask powder is formulated with three ingredients: Kaolin Clay, Calcium Carbonate and Zinc Oxide. The product retails for $12 and is vegan and cruelty free.

Now that we are a little more familiar with our secret ingredient, let's start this skin care recipe with the Foam Around Clarifying Daily Cleanser by iNNBEAUTY PROJECT. This daily cleanser is formulated with salicylic acid, glycolic acid and niacinamide to help fight the oils as well as lock in moisture without overly drying out your skin. It retails for $20.

Now that your face is cleansed, using the Mario Badescu Silver Powder is the next step. Take a damp cotton pad, dip into the powder and apply it to the over oily areas of your face. Leave it on for about 10 minutes or so and wipe it off with a damp towel. Or even better, use your favorite facial toner. We recommend Dickson’s Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner. This is a cult classic and retails for around $5. Definitely a great option for beauties on a budget.

Next up is to use your favorite facial serums. Remember, even though we have oily skin, that doesn’t mean we need to be overly stripping and drying with all of our products. Sometimes the drier the skin, the more oils will produce to compensate for the drastic loss in natural skin oil

And with the final step in the recipe, lather on a hydrating, yet oil free moisturizer. Check out the Glow Recipe Watermelon Pink Juice Moisturizer. The product retails for $39, works for all skin types and is formulated with watermelon to soothe skin, hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate and moisturize, and jasmine and peony extract to help brighten even the most sensitive skin types. This lightweight jelly-like texture quickly absorbs into the skin without leaving you feeling like a greasy mess.

With that oily skin friendly routine down, are you feeling less skeptical about the powder face mask? Glowish influencer Michelle is super intrigued by the idea of a powder mask and tests it out on her oily t-zone and enlarged pores.

Upon first application, Michelle is very unsure about the product. She is unsure about the proper application method and the proper application amount, despite reading and following the directions. Her biggest gripe is how messy the product can get. The powder gets everywhere she claims. However, after finally removing the powder from her t-zone she is strangely satisfied by the smooth and silky texture of her skin. While testing the product a few more times, she learns that less is more and that overall, it is a product that does what it claims. But ultimately, it’s not something she would recommend to others.

β€œThis stuff is interesting. Is it the best thing in the world? No. Do I like it? Yeah. But would I use it again? No.”

- Michelle

Will you be trying out this oily skin recipe secret ingredient? Or will you be sticking to traditional face masks that don’t require too much of a powdery mess?