I don’t know about you guys but when I get home at the end of a long day the last thing I want to do is go through some extensive skincare routine. Like, it probably should seem nice and refreshing and like an ideal way to prep for sleepy time but it just… isn’t?
That’s why I like to keep it as simple (and cheap) as humanly possible – difficult because my skin doesn’t love cheap products. SO after much experimentation here are my three favourite, SUPER gentle ride-or-die products… all under ten dollars.
1. I’ve tried a few different makeup removers, but right now I’m loving this micellar water from L’Oreal (9.99). I love this stuff because it’s soothing, refreshing, and takes off everything. It’s awesome because you don’t technically need to wash/rinse it off (in fact that whole point of micellar water is to keep your hard tap water from messing with your skin) – so if it’s really one of those nights you can just wipe and go, ya know?
2. Even though you don’t really need to, I always wash my face after I take off my makeup – it just makes me feel so ready for bed. I like Nivea’s gentle cleansing cream ($7.77) for this. This stuff is so creamy and smooth and smells so sweet – plus it’s pink so, like, #onbrand. On a serious note though this cleanser is amazing and feels so luxurious on your face.
3. I always finish with a bit of moisturizer and my honest to god ride-or-die is this $4 tube from St.Ives. It’s simple, unscented, and super gentle – plus it’s full of collagen, which theoretically will ward off wrinkles (although I’ve kind of accepted my wrinkly-forehead fate tbh).
That’s it! 99.9999% of nights I do these three things and then pass the heck out – and it seems to be working pretty well for me. If I really want to go the extra mile I’ll slap on a facemask before I shower — either a clay mask (which I will write about soon) or my all time favourite, straight up organic honey (so good for redness + inflammation!!!).
So there you go; if you’re broke and lazy like me, you can still be a dewy, glowing goddess — I promise! What are your favourite cheap skin care products? I’m always down to try something new.
PS, let’s ignore the massive amount of time that has passed since my last post.
PPS, still very much obsessed with the new Harry Styles and Paramore sooo