Top 10 skin care products - there really is no need to spend a fortune on skin care, and in some cases, there is no need to even spend more than $10!
The products on this page are all incredibly inexpensive and incredibly GOOD. They are basic, and they get the job done - often better than something you might pay five times as much for.
Remember, when it comes to skin care it is about what works. For great skin on a great budget, you can't go past these products.
This "old school" classic facial scrub still makes the top 10 skin care product list today. It is cheap, and it is effective. (You can find it for under $4 from Wal-Mart!)
Grainy manual scrubs aren't the best for exfoliating however they do have their place. I think of this one as a first step to be followed by a chemical exfoliator in your routine. Think of it like "scrubbing your day off".
The grains are fine (but scrub gently!), it smell good, and most important of all it feels good!
It is really beneficial for the jaw, forehead, and nose area. Sometimes the cheeks can be a bit sensitive and may not like the scrub so much. But keep a tube of this in your shower and enjoy, you really can't go wrong with it!
100% pure Vitamin E oil is thick (a little goes a very long way), ultra hydrating, is a powerful antioxidant, and is cheap!
Vitamin E is one of those ingredients that has actually be proven to have anti aging and skin hydrating benefits. AND it is better to apply it topically than taken internally (at least for your skin...).
Because it is so thick, you might want to cut it with another oil such as jojoba. Or, do what I do and apply it to your skin first, massage in gently, wait a minute then apply your moisturizer over top.
You can find it at pharmacys or stores such as Wal-mart in the pharmacy section (this is where you find the cheaper generic products, rather than the "branded" products in the skin care or beauty section).
TRUE STORY: my skin was breaking out badly. For months. Nothing I did worked, it was constant deep pimples. Then I remembered my own advice (!) and went through my skin care over the past month or two.
Aha! I'd started using an Estee Lauder face cream.... which is a great product. Except... it was not great for me. I thought that might be the culprit so I stopped using it, and my skin cleared up within two weeks.
So what's the lesson? It is NOT necessary to spend a large amount on skin care, as sometimes your skin will just not like it - even if it is a quality product and may be worth the price for some people.
- I found a "dupe" for an Olay Moisturizer at Winco Superstore for $2.88 that is GREAT. Yes, $2.88.
It is a basic moisturizer, that hydrates and does not clog your skin. That is really, seriously all you need (if your skin is fairly "normal" in general)...
Here it is, along with a another PERFECT option:
Forget the expensive toners and just use witch hazel. It is refreshing, pore refining, and really cheap.
TIP - Buy your witch hazel from a pharmacy or a store like Wal-Mart, where they stock generic brands. This way you can get yours for less than $5, whereas a "brand" name may cost $10 or more for the exact same product!
Yes it is okay to extract blackheads sometimes - the ones that are "ready" to come out.
Using a blackhead extractor can be a great way to get rid of old clogged pores, and even though they will "fill" up again, if you take care of your skin properly (see this page), extracting can be an important step in helping to clear up blackheads.
Plus.... it is just fun!
You can get for less than a few dollars, like this one from Amazon.com*.
They make fast, quick work of blackheads and are less damaging than finger squeezing. Be sure to learn how to use one properly on this page >
Originally used for drawing out boils or splinters, drawing salve can also work to "draw out" deep pimples.
Essentially, all sunscreen products are the same. There is no need to fork out $50 for a fancy brand name.
You need one that doesn't clog pores, and protects your skin from the sun. That's it!
Coppertone Sheer Face Sunscreen is the best I have found. It is truly sheer, feels light going on, is easy to apply makeup on top of, works well, and is under $10!
You can find it at stores like Walgreens, CVS, Walmart or Target, also on Amazon.com*.
Similar to Vitamin E (above), pure Jojoba Oil is a cheap and very effective skin moisturizer and protector.
It is much lighter than Vitamin E Oil, and is therefore it is great to apply after to "cut" the thickness of the vitamin e and make it easier to massage into your skin.
Don't bother paying for any of those expensive oils with added ingredients that just make the label look better, and the price much higher.... instead, just look for 100% pure jojoba oil, and you shouldn't pay more than $10!
Everyone needs a pot of Vaseline in their cosmetic cupboard and handbag and car and...
Baby lotion is a simple, hydrating, protecting lotion that is GREAT for a cheap body lotion. It also makes you smell like baby powder, put it on before bed for a good sleep, guaranteed!
But really, baby lotion is made with ingredients including glycerin which is an excellent humectant, and is found in all the more expensive body lotions. And because it is made for babies, it is great if you have sensitive skin.
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