Hey everyone, it’s Ronnesha! I’m gonna share some skincare tips with you all, yayyy! Now look here, I wouldn’t consider myself to have perfect skin, but I have cleared up my skin drastically over the past couple of years. I wanted to share with you all my list of inexpensive skincare products that have helped me minimize acne and acne scarring. You don’t have to spend big bucks on quality skin care products to have healthy skin. Consistently using all of these products have done wonders for my skin! Let’s jump into the list! P.S. I included the price and links to each product/brand I use!
Vitamin E used to be my daily moisturizer, in high school I used to glaze my face with it and people used to say, “Why are you sweating profusely?” The reason I didn’t mind going to school looking like I just ran a marathon, was because this stuff did wonders for my skin. It alleviated dark acne scars and my blotchiness. Now to combat the greasy look when I’m out in public, I mix my vitamin E with my actually facial moisturizer. When I go to bed at night, I wash my face and put nothing but vitamin e on it.
I use witch hazel as a natural toner. After washing my face, I use a cotton ball to wipe it all over my face to remove any extra impurities. It’s really great for controlling acne blemishes.
100% Tea Tree Oil
(Vitamin Shoppe, $6.79)
Tea tree oil is a great spot treatment, I put it on my face. It’s pretty strong so mix with a carrier oil, I use vitamin e so that I don’t get acne scars.
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
(Ulta, $17 )
This is a great spot treatment as well, whenever I sense a pimple coming I immediately put this on my face. I sleep with it on overnight as well. Oh this is a powerful product, so it may sting a little. (p.s. if you sleep with this product on beware that it will rub off on your pillowcases and sheets)
Mario Badescu Facial Spray
If you’re seeking seeking dewy, bright, glowing skin, I would suggest this spray. When I wear makeup I tend to go for the No-Makeup, Makeup look, my everyday look is usually just my eyebrow filled in and mascara, when I spray this on my face I get an instant glow.
Elf Daily Moisturizer
I’ve always had trouble with moisturizers drying out my skin, this is one of my favorite moisturizers because it actually MOISTURIZES my face. This moisturizer is infused with Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil. The texture is very smooth and creamy and doesn’t leave behind a filmy residue.
7th Heaven Facial Tea Tree Peel
Sooo I am really obsessed with products that have tea tree in it. This is hands down one of the best peels I’ve ever used. Tea tree is for the strong (lol), when applying this peel you instantly feel a tingly somewhat medicated sensation, which for some people could be too intense, but I don’t mind the feeling at all.
St. Eves Facial Scrub
This is definitely one of my favorite inexpensive facial scrubs, this scrub comes in many variations for different types of skin and problem areas. I tend to use the “Blemish Control” scrub.
Aztec Clay mixed w/ Apple Cider Vinegar
(Amazon Aztec Clay $8.80; Walmart, Braggs ACV $5.62)
Anyone that is really into skincare will know that this stuff is amazing. I found out about this mask about 2 years ago, my forehead was breaking out so bad and I was desperate to find the perfect product to help clear it up. I love mixing it with ACV because I feel like i’m getting the maximum effect of both products. This mask gets super tight, I can feel my pores being pulled shut! After removing the mask, your face will be really red but don’t be alarmed the redness will go away in a couple of minutes! I would advise you to NOT sleep in this mask or keep it on for longer period time past the suggested time length or you’ll be chiseling it off your face for hours.
(You already know where to find this)
For the most part, water is free. Drinking at least 8 cups of water a day is very beneficial for your skin. Like most kids I HATED water growing up, now that I am an adult I try to drink nothing but water.
Tea Tree Facial Wash By Body Shop
(Body Shop, $11.20)
I’ve been wanting to try this facial wash for a while, so I purchased it a couple month ago and have been hooked on it ever since.
Tea Tree Soap By Dr. Bronners
(Ulta, $4.69 or If you live near a Mom’s Organic Market get it from their because it’s cheaper)
This is the soap I use for my body because it is one of the only quality organic soaps that is close to your bodies natural pH. This soap is also the only bar soap I feel comfortable using on my face. This soap is amazing, it really has kept my skin clear.
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If you hadn’t noticed, tea tree was the reappearing product on my list, remember that tea tree is pretty strong so please use it moderately. Anyways, I hope you all enjoyed the list! Comment if you are interested in using or already using some of the products I’ve listed above, let me know how it’s helped you out! Also, comment if you know of any other great inexpensive skin care products I should try out!