Over the years, I have learned the importance of skincare. Not just because I worked in the industry for so long but also because aging occurs for us all.
I have always been a strong component of clinical grade skin care. However, that can come with a cost. So I have learned where to place my money to make the most out of my investment.
For basic skin maintenance, (after much trial and error) I have found 3 budget friendly drugstore products that work wonders for my skin. This allows me to use the additional funds toward my pricier anti-aging products, serums and masks.
As someone that has very sensitive skin and prone to acne, these products have done wonders and stood the test of time for me, personally.
1. Cetaphil Gental Skin Cleanser– Just as they list on the bottle, it’s for all skin types. It’s non-irritating and mild enough to cleans a baby’s skin. This is a non foaming cleansers. Which honestly, took me a while to get use to but now I love it. As directed, it can be used with or without water. It doesn’t take much product to wash your face. With any skin product, you should only need around a pea size amount. A large 16 oz bottle will last me around 3-4 months.
2. Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel – After cleansing my skin and allowing it to dry, I use this product as my toner. I apply a small amount to a cotton ball and lightly run across my whole face. I find it cleanses and refreshes my skin. Witch hazel tends to have similar components as hemorrhoid creams. Hamamelis virginiana is found in both products, which is a natural anti-inflammatory and has astringent properties. I find this helps me with swelling and also fine lines.
3. Cetaphil Face Lotion with Hyaluronic Acid– This product is a new favorite of mine. I have been using it around 8 weeks. In good skin products, I find most give results after at least 2 months of use. Due to the size of this product, I tend to replace it every month and a half to 2 months. Why I love this product, is the use of hyaluronic acid. This draws water to the surface and allows my skin to stay moisturized longer.
I also love the convenience factor of all three of these products. You can find most of these products at your local drugstore, grocery stores and even on Amazon Prime, and it only costs around $30 for the full regimen!
I cannot wait for you to start using these products. Please let me know when you do and as always, how you like them!
(Always check reviews when purchasing on Amazon.)