Finding the Best Affordable Skin Care For You

Skincare can be a complicated topic. It can be very different based off of your skin type, your needs, and your budget. Since I think we all are looking to save some money, these are my tips and tricks to find the best affordable and natural skincare for you!

The first thing we need to cover is what is expensive skincare. I feel like this topic can be somewhat subjective because what you and I consider expensive may be chump change to someone else. All the skincare we are going to look at is under $20. I want to try and find each and every one of you an every day skincare routine for under $40 so that you can have face wash, toner, moisturizer, face masks, and some special products for an affordable price.

Next, we gotta cover where you can find these awesome products. There are places you can go into the store, but if you would like, you can do this process completely online. The best places I’ve found for affordable skincare is

-CVS

-Target

-Ulta

-Amazon

-Company Websites

Sometimes it’s actually easier to shop these things online because now most of these websites will break the skincare down based off if you have oily skin, dry skin, combination, acne, or trying to prevent aging. No matter what your skin type, I think you should be using a bare minimum of a face cleanser, toner, and a moisturizer. If your moisturizer does not have SPF in it, then you need to add that too so for each skin type we’ll find a set of these products that’s not only good for your skin, but good quality. Now, lets get into finding the best skincare routine for you!

1. Combination Skin

I’m honestly starting with this because this is my skin type and it is the one I hear about the most. I’m convinced it’s because of the climate here in the southeast, but who knows. For this skin type, you’re going to want a pretty generic face wash. If you get oily in the summer time you might want to try an oil control face wash in the summer, but otherwise keep it simple.

Face wash: Bliss Makeup Melt Cleanser $12

Toner: Thayers Witch Hazel Alcohol Free Toner $9.39

Moisturizer: Nourish Organic Ultra Hydrating Face Cream $13.83

2. Oily Skin

Oily skin is really great because it will actually help you naturally age less and dewey skin is very on trend right now! If you’re looking to manage the oils you have these are great products to manage your shine without drying out your skin!

Face Wash: Cerave Foaming Face Cleanser $14.99

Toner: Thayers Witch Hazel Alcohol Free Toner $9.39

Moisturizer: Beauty By Earth Face Moisturizer $13.99

3. Dry Skin

I feel like lots of bloggers and Youtubers have dry skin, but the only person I know who has dry skin is John so… Anyways, these products will definitely add the much needed moisture to your skin, but will also help deal with texture that tends to build up on dry skin. I also recommend doing high moisture sheet masks with this kind of skin. It adds that extra little something when your skin needs it most!

Face Wash: Nourish Organic Moisturizing Face Cleanser $8.54

Toner: Lush Tea Tree Water Toner $10.95

Moisturizer: Nourish Organic Ultra Hydrating Face Cream $13.83

4. Aging

Honestly, I already use a retinol treatment and I’m 21 so don’t feel like this skincare is only for “aging” women. AGE IS JUST A NUMBER HONEY! This is to help your skin feel plumped and help your skin turn over so it stays free of texture and wrinkles. It also could be good to use the derma-roller linked below to help with turning your skin over.

For those of you who don’t know, our skin naturally sheds a layer to reveal a new layer every so often and as we age, this process slows down and causes texture and wrinkles on our skin. By doing derma-rolling and acid peels, we can help that process along.

Face Wash: Nourish Organic Age Defense Face Cleanser $13.99

Toner: Thayers Witch Hazel Alcohol Free Toner $9.39

Moisturizer:KIEHL’S Ultra Facial Creme $18.00

5. Acne

Girl this was me and is still me! I can’t say I struggled with acne because I handled it completely with skin care products and without seeing a dermatologist, but I got acne! Over the years I have gotten it under control and I heavily contribute that to a dedicated skincare routine! You have to make sure you are noticing what your skin responds to well and find the best products to deal with your kind of acne! For some, these products won’t be strong enough and for some these will change your skincare game! I just want you girls to remember that even if you’re trying skincare that doesn’t end up working for you, you can return it if you keep the receipt if you buy it direct from the company or from a large store that sells it. Don’t waste your money keeping products that don’t work for you and don’t be afraid to try them all!

Face Wash: Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser $15.00

Toner: Nourish Organic Refreshing & Balancing Face Toner $10.63

Moisturizer: Beauty By Earth Face Moisturizer $13.99

Extras

Beauty by Earth Tinted Face SPF $12.99

TruSkin Vitamin C Serum for Face $19.99

Dead Sea Mud Mask by Sky Organics $12.33

Pacifica Face Masks $4-6

Linduray Microneedling Derma Roller $12.97

Every product I have linked here is cruelty free, vegan, and organic. Some are GMO free, gluten free (Idk if that matters, but thought I’d mention it) and made with the best ingredients. I also hope this gives you some perspective that great skincare doesn’t have to break the bank! These products are great for you and the environment and I hope you find something you absolutely love!

If you try any of these, tag me in your pics of them or hashtag them #clarktips or #clarkskincare I love to see you guys trying and loving my recommendations!

As always you can click on any of the blue links to shop!