Hey guys! Today I’m showing you all my affordable skincare routine. This routine has worked wonders for me for a while so I wanted to share it with you all! I’ve done my research on skincare. Expensive products can have the same ingredients as a product from the drugstore, just for more than half of the price. I have normal/sensitive skin that gets dry in the winter. I’ve never had terrible acne, but I do suffer from those annoying breakouts from time to time! I’ve been using these products for a good amount of time and this routine has been working for my skin!
The first product I want to share with you all is coconut oil. Coconut oil has SO many uses and you can get it anywhere. I use it to moisturize my body, as a hair oil, and most importantly makeup remover! I used to be an avid user of the Neutrogena makeup wipes in the blue package (weren’t we all?). Until I realized they weren’t getting my makeup off all the way, you had to tug at your eyes to get all of the eye makeup off and sometimes it even burned my under eyes. I was so over using those makeup wipes so I decided to try coconut oil, and it is life changing! All you do it put a glob of it on your hand and rub it in your hands until it melts (takes like 5 seconds if your hand are warm), and rub on your face. This way is definitely more time consuming, but worth it. It melts off all of my eye makeup without hassle, and it also moisturizes at the same time. After all the makeup is melted you can use your hands or wet washcloth to wipe it all off, then continue to your cleanser. The cleanser I’ve been loving recently is Purity by Philosophy. Although, it is on the pricier side, I do love it! A dupe or similiar formula to this cleanser is Cetaphil. This cleanser gets rid of all of the extra coconut oil from my face, leftover makeup, and leaves your skin feeling clean. I love that I can use this all over my face, even my eye area, and it doesn’t burn. It is very gentle and gets the job done!
The next product I use is this apricot scrub from the Target brand Up & Up . I used to use the St. Ives version of this face scrub, until I realized the Target brand was so much cheaper and worked the same! I use this scrub 4-5 times a week to keep my skin fresh and smooth. It works as a great exfoliator. It’s not too harsh, it has just the right amount of texture to get all of the dead skin off. This next product I have just been trying out recently, Dr. Brandt Pore Dermabrasion scrub. It is a very fine scrub and you can only use this 2-3 times a week. I got this as a sample in my Ipsy bag. I have been really enjoying this product! I don’t know if I would go and purchase the full size because I do love my apricot scrub just as much. This is a great exfoliant if you have enlarged pores or oily skin. It does make your face feel very smooth and nice after. I don’t have a problem with large pores so I don’t think I would pay for a full size of this, but if you have that issue definitely check it out!
The next product is my favorite part of my skincare routine, moisturizer. I use the Neutrogena Oil Free Sensitive Skin Moisturizer. I love this stuff! I do have sensitive skin so this product works really well for me. It sinks into your skin really nicely so you’re not left with any oily residue afterwards that will clog your pores. It also doesn’t have any fragrance which I love. The next product I use is the Nourish Organic Renewing Avocado & Argan Eye Cream. I received this product in my Ipsy bag as well and I love it! It has lasted me forever because you only need a little bit for the under eye area. This product sinks into the skin nicely as well. I apply this at night before bed and I wake up to hydrated under eyes. Eye cream is good to use to keep that area moisturized. It has reduced the lines under my eyes, making mu concealer look so much better! I definitely recommend this eye cream.
These next two products I use 1-2 times a week, or whenever I need it! The first product I have is the Clean & Clear Persa Gel Acne Spot Treatment. I use this whenever I’m having breakouts. I will wash my face and apply moisturizer, then apply this on the area around and directly on the blemish. I wake up and the blemish will be dried out and basically gone! It works very well. Although, you do have to be careful when applying, you don’t want to use this all over your face, it is meant for a spot treatment. The last product I’m going to talk about is the Formula 10.0.6 Be Pure Mud Mask. I use this mask when I have a relaxing night or whenever I feel like my skin needs refreshed. I will apply this concentrated on my T zone and then lighter on my cheeks. This mask does tingle slightly, but it is definitely bearable. I keep it on for around 10-15 minutes then wash it off with warm water. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and clean.
& that’s about it! It seems like a lot of steps but skincare is important. I love all of these products and would recommend all of them! Another big step in skincare is drinking enough water. I always have water with me, its necessary to stay hydrated! I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Don’t forget to subscribe!! Have a great week!