My budget skincare routine

Life is expensive, especially when you’re buying a house so I’m trying to be careful at the moment with money.  However, not wanting to sacrifice a social life means I have been looking at other ways to save money and beauty/hair/toiletries products are definitely an easy category to get cheaper!

A skincare routine doesn’t need to cost the earth, despite what thousands of other blogs seem to imply, so here are my favourite budget skincare products. The best thing – this whole routine comes in around £20, less than just some cleansers!

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To give you some context I have combination skin which is prone to redness and  blemishes. 

Garnier –  Micellar Cleansing Water

I usually double cleanse on an evening and first up I use the Garnier Micellar cleansing water. As mentioned in previous posts this is a holy grail product for me. It’s sensitive on the skin so doesn’t leave my face feeling irritated or tight and does a great job of getting high coverage foundation off.  Simply apply the product to a cotton pad and wipe your face – quick and easy.

Simple – Kind to Eyes Make Up Remover

Whilst I am a big fan of the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water I like to use the Simple eye make up remover as I do find my eye area is of course particularly sensitive and I just prefer to use a separate product. It gently cleanses and even manages to get my stubborn mascara off.

Neutrogena – Visibly Clear 2 in 1 

Now, I had forgotten about this product until recently when I rediscovered it in Superdrug and boy am I so happy I realised how much I love this again. This product is designed to be used as a daily wash to help reduce spots and leaves my skin feeling soft and fresh. When it’s on your face you really do feel incredibly clean. Not only can you use it as a face wash but if you leave it on a few minutes it doubles up as a face mask to help unclog pores so I try and use it as a mask at least two times a week when I’m in the shower – efficient!

Simple – Kind to Skin Pore Minimising Toner Cleanser

After suffering with bad acne as a teenager I am a true believer in the three words – cleanse, tone, moisturise so I am pretty strict with my routine. My nose is a definite problem area for pores but I do believe the situation has improved since using this toner.

Nivea – Sensitive Day & Night Cream

Retailing at around £4 (but pretty much always on offer in Superdrug) this moisturiser collection really is value for money as it lasts for ages! You need a very tiny amount of the product as the coverage is generous and I find my skin absorbs it very quickly.

So there you go, my favourite budget friendly skin care products for blemish prone skin! Wonder how long it will be until I give in and buy a Clarins cleanser…

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Let me know if you have tried any of these products or have any tips!

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