my top skincare products for fab skin

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Up until about a year ago, I didn’t take very good care of my skin. I’m the first to admit it. I slept in my makeup, caked on tons of products, without reading reviews, bought the cheapest “facial cleanser” I could find, and that was about the extent of my skincare routine. I would spend hundreds of dollars at a time on high quality hair care, yet I didn’t care how I treated the biggest organ on my body. I guess I thought high quality skincare products were a waste of money and everything was the same. Damn, I couldn’t have been anymore wrong.

I have since spent hours upon hours reading about skincare routines, finding the right products for my skin, and just in general experimenting with different products to see what works best for me. Everyone has a different skincare routine, because everyone’s skin is SO different. I was very blessed to never develop acne, but that doesn’t mean I don’t experience other skincare issues. In the summer months my face gets incredibly oily, but in the winter months, I’ve got a completely different situation on my hands.

I’ve put together some of my favorite inexpensive skincare products to share with you and most importantly, why I love them and use them! Remember, I’m not a skincare expert, these products have worked AMAZING for my skin and helped me get the fabulous skin I have now!

Daily Cleanser

Cetaphil Daily Cleanser  

This cleanser is currently in my daily skincare routine. I use it both morning and night. I found a dramatic improvement in my skin in just a few uses with this product!

Acne Cleanser

Another favorite of mine is Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash {Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub}.

This cleanser truly works + it smells great too! I use this cleanser if I am experiencing some acne {luckily isn’t too often for me} but it works super quick on those stubborn acne spots.


St. Ives Apricot Scrub

I use this scrub as one of my exfoliators! I have used this one for probably 10+ years and still love it! Since it is an exfoliator, I don’t use it everyday. In the winter months, I use it more frequently, usually 3 times per week {more dead skin cells in winter}. Just depending how dry my skin is. In the summer months, 1-2 times per week. I love how my skin feels so refreshed!

Clean & Clear Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub

Another favorite of mine! I use it just the same as I do my Apricot Scrub!

These 2 exfoliators provide me with the same results, I wouldn’t necessarily say I have a favorite between the 2.  I usually switch them up when one bottle is gone. Just to keep my skin refreshed and using more of my favorite products!


L’Oreal Hydrafresh Toner

This toner leaves my skin feeling so refreshed! I don’t get that overly dry feeling either. Also in my daily skincare routine toolkit


Cetaphil Daily Moisturizer

Having oily skin, I always thought I wouldn’t need a moisturizer. How wrong I was! This one doesn’t leave my face feeling oily or greasy, PLUS it contains SPF 15 right in it! BUT if you have super dry skin, this one probably isn’t for you.

Recently I reached out to some friends because my daily moisturizer just wasn’t cutting it {the air is incredibly dry here in iowa right now}. after receiving many great recommendations, I decided to go with a different Cetaphil product I just hadn’t tried yet, Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream. I saw a dramatic difference in just 1 use and absolutely love it!

Acne Treatment

Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10

It’s basically magic in a tube. It works so quick + doesn’t give you an overly dry feeling. {My hubby even uses it, if that tells you how much we love this one}

Make-up Remover

When it comes to eye make-up remover, I am not too particular with what I’m looking for, just ensuring it’s oil-free. I had used several, usually whatever was cheapest at the time, but I have really taking a liking to Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

Cleansing Brush

I wasn’t sure what all the hype was about and why people were spending hundreds {$$} on these things, but after I purchased a relatively inexpensive one, I soon figured out why!

I purchased the Olay ProX Microdermabrasion System and LOVE it! Super inexpensive, around $30, and leaves my skin in amazing condition! I use the brush head every other day, and the microdermabrasion head just twice a week.

All of these products are fairly inexpensive + super easy to find!

Share with me some of your favorite skincare products and why you love them so much! I love checking out new products and would love to do a review for you!

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