My 3 Bargain Skincare Must Haves

Over the years, I’ve tried and tested what feels like hundreds of different products in order to find the right things for my skin. Finally I feel as though I have found a combination of 3 products that don’t cost the Earth, and also work well at keeping my skin on a tight leash.


First up is the Tea Tree cool & creamy wash. I actually bought this in the sale at Christmas for a bargain £3 and it has been a great find. My fiance’s sister actually mentioned she uses this and it always stuck in my mind to try it. I absolutely adore the Body shop ranges anyway but was a little wary of the Tea Tree ones being too hard on my skin. This gentle creamy wash only needs a little amount to lather into the skin and leaves my skin feeling refreshed and clean after use. I have definitely noticed a change in my skin now I’ve used it for a couple of weeks and will re-buy it again in the future for sure.

Next up in my product cupboard is the Effaclar Astringent Micro-Exfoliant Lotion from La Roche-Posay. This little number is perfect for tightening up the pores after cleansing opens them and clears them out. I don’t use this a lot because it can be quite strong but find that a few times a week is enough to make a difference. It helps tighten the skin before moisturising or applying makeup and like the cleanser, gives it a fresh feeling. This doesn’t cost a lot of money and can be bought from Boots but I generally wait for it to come on offer before re-stocking my shelves.

Last up on my skincare hit list is a handy tub of Sudocrem. Yes that’s right, the stuff that goes on bottoms of babies, gets dabbed on my zits. Whenever I have a particularly bad breakout or a big spot on my face, I dab a bit of this on and leave it overnight to heal the skin. It’s amazing at reducing redness and the size of spots in particular. I also notice that when my skin is bad it gets dried out and cracks, this helps with hydration and means I don’t need to add a lot of moisturiser to the skin. Again, this is a bargain buy and a tub lasts forever.

Hope you try these out if you haven’t already. If you have any other bargain buys I should try then let me know in the comments.

Laura x

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