As part of my ‘Fuck You Acne’ blog series, I’m looking at budget skin care.
At the end of summer – after months of assignments, exams, drinking, binging, and frying in the sun – I was in desperate need of facial. And my momma kindly treated me to one!
It was the wake up my skin needed. I left fresh faced, and with a fresh mind ready to kick my skin care problems in the butt. And I also left with some recommended products for the redness I’m left with post-breakouts.
And after 3/4 months using them, I’m here to tell you they’re working for me AND THEY’RE SUPER CHEAP. Yay.
Clearskin Blemish Clearing Overnight Treatment
With green tea extract and salicylic acid – two ingredients known to effectively combat spots – this treatment is a keeper for me.
One thing I definitely noticed was that redness and the marks left from spots were both drastically reduced. And while I still got a few spots, they weren’t as angry and in your face.
I mean, there’s nothing worse than waking up with a rudolf style spot on your face. But this cream seems to reduce how intense spots come out.
Another plus to Avon’s Blemish Clearing Overnight Treatment is it doesn’t leave the face oily. I’ve tried serums and creams before, that leave my skin looking oily and feeling heavy. But this is great.
Especially as we sweat and produce high amounts of oil in the middle of the night, so putting something too oily on your skin before you sleep can cause serious skin care problems.
In fact, this product prevents oil and sebum production. So no more 6am sweaty glows when I wake up. HA.
And it’s budget because it’s £6. Yes. £6.
Granted it’s only 50ml, but a little goes a long way. I’ve been using it every other night for 3/4 months and I still have some left.
Clearskin Professional Blemish Mark Treatment
Love this – and it’s only £7. Winning!
Rather than target spots, this product targets marks and discolouration. If I ever get angry, red blemishes, I end up with a pink mark that sticks around to remind me for a week. You know, just in case I forgot about it.
This Blemish Mark Treatment does exactly what it says on the bottle – treats marks from blemishes.
Again, a key ingredient of this product is salicylic acid. So, although it isn’t designed to specifically prevent the production of spots, it kind of does that too. Which is always great news for anyone with spot prone skin.
My favourite thing about this product is the fact it’s a roll on, which means it feels extremely lightweight. And I’m always a bit too generous when I first try a product – squeezing out half the bottle on the first night. But with a roll on, you can’t do that. You can apply as much as you need.
Final thoughts on budget skin care
I think it’s a massive misconception that if it’s cheap, it must be crap. I was certainly guilty of this mindset when I was younger, and wasted money on products that weren’t right for my skin because of the brand.
Whether it’s cheap or luxury, it’s about finding products that are right for you.
And these two products have made my list!
What are your favourite budget skin care products?