I envy minimalists. You know who I’m talking about. They’re the people who live in a micro homes, bike to work and claim their glowing complexions resulted from excessive amounts of green tea and bars of charcoal soap. They make it look so easy, don’t they?
But the truth is, this fantasy life where I’d fit all of my belongings into a garbage bag…yeah, it’s not going to happen. I’m a product nerd. My bathroom doubles as my own personal drugstore, with half-used products overflowing the drawers. So, as you can imagine, I’ve tried everything under the sun. This is largely due to the fact that I’ll believe anything a product claims to do (a marketer’s dream).
But guys, I finally have a skincare routine (sounds so fancy, right?)! It definitely wasn’t easy, and it took some time and serious commitment to find products I love that actually work. These products were right in front of my face all these years (i.e. the drugstore aisle). But you know what they say, something good comes along when you least expect it. These gems have convinced a product commitment phobe like me to settle down:
Step 1: Splash my face with cold water (it’s brutal, but helps me wake up).
Step 2: Apply Thayer’s Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner to a cotton ball and apply to my face. It’s super refreshing and doesn’t dry my skin like other toners.
Step 2: Apply Cetaphil’s Oil Control Moisturizer with SPF 30. LOVE this stuff. It blends easily, and SPF is key, people.
Step 1: Neutrogena’s makeup removing wipes are my go-to.
Step 2: Wash face with CeraVe’s Hydrating Cleanser. This stuff has more of a lotion consistency, but it doesn’t irritate my skin.
Step 3: Just like in the morning, at night I apply Thayer’s Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner to a cotton ball and apply to my face.
Step 4: I layer on the Cetaphil’s moisturizing cream. It’s the bomb.
Step 5: Aquaphor lip balm. Always.
I’d love to know (because I’m always on the hunt), what are some of your favorite drug store products?