Keeping things simple is something I try to stick to when it comes to facial care. Everyone’s skin is different and I tend to have dry cheeks and an oily nose. Through some trial and error, I’ve found a few products that are affordable, have a good score on the Think Dirty app, and work well for me.
Burt’s Bees Brightening Facial Cleanser is what I’ve been using for about a year now. It scores a 2 on the Think Dirty app, it doesn’t have a strong smell, and it works.
A few years ago I had my makeup done, and the cosmetologist used a Clarisonic on my face and then showed me how much yucky makeup that it took off. I was shocked! Fast forward a couple of years, and I realized my face needed some exfoliating on the regular. But I didn’t want to pay for a Clarisonic. Enter the Olay facial brush ($25 on Amazon, but I found it on sale at Target for $20). It got good reviews on Amazon, so I picked one up. Just using it a couple of times a week with my cleanser I can tell a big difference in how my skin feels and how my makeup goes on.
After using the cleaner I always use a toner. I never ever used to do this and didn’t see the point. Boy, was I wrong! Toner made my pores smaller and my blackheads a lot less visible. Woohoo!
Next, I use a moisturizer. I kept seeing rosehip seed oil pop up all around the web and so I decided to use that as a moisturizer. Just a few drops cover my face and it absorbs pretty quickly without making my face feel oily. I recently ran out of the rosehip seed oil and used the Honest lotion I had and it worked good too.