Hi beautiful! Taking good care of your skin should be one of your first priorities in the morning and this guide will make it very inexpensive for you! Woot!
In this post I want to make it super easy for you to identify the minimum steps you need to take EVERY MORNING to keep your skin looking fresh and healthy.
The products you will ultimately will depend on your type of skin: dry, oily or a combination of both. I’m outlining 4 basic steps that you should ALWAYS follow along with a few of my product recommendations.
Every morning! No exceptions girlfriend! Cleaning your face daily is key to help your skin looking glow. Not only you want to remove all the impurities and any excess oil but it will also help prepare the skin for the next step of your routine.
Personally, I like using a gentle cleanser and, Cetaphil does the trick for me. I love the price tag since I can usually get a large bottle under $12 but it also is great for sensitive skin.
I’ve also heard great reviews on the TruSkin Vitamin C cleanser. Skin products with vitamin C have seemed to increase popularity recently and I’m planning to give this one a try. I actually use this brand for another skin care product.
The next step is applying a quality toner. This step helps balance your skin PH level (hydrogen), detoxify, hydration and acne reduction.
For years I used the Neutrogena alcohol free toner. I like it because it’s alcohol free and under $6 but I recently switched to the Fresh Rose facial toner. This one is definitely more on the splurge side BUT the texture and smell of the toner feels great.
A good moisturizer is going to help treat and prevent dry skin. Not moisturizing consistently can result in your face looking irritated and splotchy with time. It just doesn’t look nor feel good so let’s just avoid it completely!
An expensive moisturizer doesn’t always mean a better product. I recently struggled with flaky skin and nothing worked on my irritated skin until I tried the CeraVe moisturizing cream. You can find this jar often under $17 in Amazon and it will do wonders to your face.
TruSkin Vitamin C moisturizer is also another great alternative for about $20. Lastly, if you are willing to spend a little more for a product that combines may benefits in one, you can try 5 in 1 Face cream by First Aid Beauty. It also makes a great gift!
Last but not least, you want to protect your skin from damaging ultraviolet rays. Not only excessive exposure to these rays can potentially cause skin cancer, but it also results in premature aging.
I’ve been using the CeraVe ultra light lotion with sunscreen mainly because I enjoy how light it feels on my skin ( plus I can typically get it under $15) it only has 30 SPF. Neutrogena Clear Face is another great alternative for under $10 and it provides 55 SPF.
There you have it! Four easy steps to an affordable skincare routine. Just under $50 if you go with the great an inexpensive options I went over. Let me know in the comment section if you have any questions or if you know of any trendy products that may be worth sharing!