Hello Beauties! This is a reader request and after thinking about this for a few days we have the answer to your summer skincare needs at a cheap price tag! The most beautiful part about these skin care picks are that we love them just as much as our high end products AND all but two of these selections can be purchased at the drugstore or grocery store. Score!
Summer is all about a smooth complexion that doesn't necessarily require makeup. Skin should be perfect and glowy head to toe and these products will get you there!
Cetaphil is one of the best cleansers on the market! It is gentle and feels terrific on the skin. Many people turn to this cleanser when their skin seems to be reactional to everything else and it just needs a break from a crazy skin care regimen.
Clean and Clear sells many excellent options. Morning Burst has little scrubby beads and smells oh so good. They also have a Pore Perfecting Cleanser that I am in love with because it has tiny little pearly particles that make your skin look oh so refreshed!
The Neutrogena line has several outstanding cleansers. We like their Naturals line, but I can honestly say I've never been disappointed by a Neutrogena cleanser. When I was growing up, I remember washing my face with that classic orange soap bar every day.
Face and Body Scrubs:
My favorite facial scrub is an oldie but a goodie. I love St. Ives! It is the cheapest product you'll find at your drugstore but it is the best. I've purchased several expensive cleansers but none of them quite give me the level of exfoliation I can get from a simple bottle of St. Ives. In high school when spray tanning had just come out in the salons in a booth (and were very risky to try because they streaked like crazy) I kept a bottle of this in my shower just to self correct. Every time I'd see the color developing like a nightmare, I'd run in my shower with some St. Ives and exfoliate myself until the color faded. Worked like a charm every time!
Neutrogena's Body Clear Body Scrub is the best for summer body acne or bacne. I hate breaking out on my body and thankfully it is rare for me, but when it does I know I will be prepared with this scrub in my shower. They have a body wash called Body Clear Body Wash that works like a charm too!
Long ago when I last knew an Avon rep, I would purchase Anew Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel. They have since reformulated it so the pads are double sided instead of being in two separate containers which was a pain. This treatment leaves the skin beautifully glowy and nixes acne like none other.
RoC Resurfacing Disks are also pretty awesome and if you don't have an Avon rep, these are another cheap alternative with similar results. The biggest difference is this will lather on your face and require water and a towel to clean off whereas the Avon is a treatment that doesn't lather.
Cetaphil gets a prize again! My husband has sensitive skin and loves using this as hand and body lotion, but they formulate it to be perfect for the face. Wherever you decide to use this, it's a gentle treat for the skin!
Olay Complete is a product that my Grandma recommended to me. This stuff is awesome and has lots of goodies that your skin loves as well as UV protection. Also, Carrie Underwood says she uses this. Good enough for her, good enough for me!
Clinique Super City Block SPF 45 is a product I just discovered that has been around for a while. I am gaga over this combo of SPF, moisturizer, and makeup primer all in one. This is the only "high end" product on our list but it comes at the low end price of $19. Considering all that it does and how long it will last that is truly a small price to pay!
My absolutely favorite body lotion is Vaseline Intensive Care Total Moisture Aloe Fresh. I got a massage years ago and the masseuse used this on my body so I always associate the smell with relaxation. It is super light, hydrating, and non irritating, and the bottle will last the whole season.
Here's to fun in the sun and super savings!
Yours in Beauty,