This week I did a post on Nose Peels. I got to thinking that a lot of the skin care products that I use I have been using for years. Thought it might be nice to share what has been working for me for so long. I look for the most bang for my buck!
I have use St Yves Apricot scrub since I was 13. This is been the most consistent item in my routine. It is inexpensive and works great. I have tried cheaper knock off items. Their grain size tends to be huge and doesn’t finely exfoliate. More like scratches. St Yves is a great balance between exfoliating and scratching the hell out of your skin!I also really love Dessert Essence Facial wash. It is roughly $.42 and ounce compared to other cleansers which are about $1 and ounce. You can buy it in bulk sizes and just pour it into a smaller pump which is what I do. It is a very gentle soap and doesn’t leave my face feeling dry like other cleansers. It also gets my eye makeup off really well. For perspective I usually wear gel eyeliner, eyeshadow and a load of mascara.
Finally, I have used Aveeno Positively Radiant for years. It isn’t cheap, but I have tried all the inexpensive lotions and since I have oily skin I have found all the others make be breakout. This does a great job of providing moisture but at the same time not clogging pores and not being oily. Also the SPF is really what it says it is and works well. I have found with cheaper lotions that SPF doesn’t always work the same. Anyone else find that?