Now, this is a hot topic. I have spent a ridiculous amount of money on skincare products over my lifetime. Sensitive, combination skin, prone to hormonal acne ain't easy to please. Before my wedding, I had some awful prescription face wash that basically burnt off my face. So, on advice of my dermatologist, I started using Cetaphil and haven't looked back.
The wonderful Mint Julep mask is for when I am broken out or feeling greasy. I will dab it on pimples to dry them up in a flash. So tingly.
I have heard that Oil of Olay is just as good as expensive moisturizers and eye creams (I would cite some studies here, but I am on a tight nap time schedule. Just google it. It's true). I decided to get even cheaper and get the CVS version (they were just out of Oil of Olay name brand when I was there. I'm not that frugal). It seems fine? I don't have super dry skin, but I use this in the winter, when it is drier.
Other skincare items include prenatal vitamins- I'm not pregnant but I think they make my skin, hair and nails better, makeup remover face wipes for when I am tired/lazy/hate washing my face (so, every other night), and oil free high spf moisturizer for the summer.
I am currently out, but a finalist recommend Biore pore strips to me a few years ago. I hadn't used them since their heyday when I was in high school. These things really do work! Combo of this and old Queen Helene, and my pores are teensy tiny. At least for a few hours. During which I constantly stare in the mirror and examine my nose.
Finally, Epsom Salt.
This stuff is magic. After a tough workout, a bath filled with dissolved Epsom salt is the way to go. Muscles are soothed, skin is softened and brightened. It pulls out all your toxins. That sounds like a bunch of mumbo-jumbo, but I swear it works.
So what I am looking for is a good inexpensive exfoliating scrub- gentle. I am working through an expensive tub of microdermabrasion scrub, and I like it, but not enough to drop a hundy on it again.
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