Let me start by saying that I don’t necessarily believe in skin care routines because everyone has skin that is completely different and may respond to different things. What works for me may not work for you. That being said, following this drugstore skincare routine has changed my skin drastically. I have very dry and sensitive skin. I do not usually struggle with acne, although recently I have had eczema which has caused a rash on my face. This is my current drugstore skincare routine and although I have had the same routine for about a year, I’m not loyal to products and may switch them out. I follow the same routine for the morning and at night.
Daily Drugstore Skincare Routine
1.Cleanse- Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
I love Cetaphil! Not only is it inexpensive, It’s perfect for my dry skin and does not leave my skin feeling tight after washing like other cleansers have (ugh dry skin problem)
2. Exfoliate- Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant
This is not a drugstore product, but it has been really helpful in exfoliating off dry skin patches that I am prone to. I try to use this at least every other day and I notice that when I’m exfoliating for often, I get less small acne bumps and blackheads.
3. Tone- Nivea Gentle Toner
This doesn’t contain alcohol so it does not dry out my face. I like to use toner because it just makes sure any toxins and makeup are off my face before bed!
4. BenzaClin- prescription
I was recently prescribed BenzaClin to help remove the eczema flare-up on my face. This is super strong and pretty much flakes off any acne or rash on your face. This has worked so well in only about a week but has caused my dry skin to get even drier, so you need a heavy moisturizer while using this medication.
5. Moisturize- Nivea Creme
This is one of my favorite moisturizers. It is super heavy and thick which is good for me with dry skin and when using BenzaClin, but may be too creamy for someone with oily, acne-prone skin.
About once a week I’ll use Comforting and Unifying Clay Mask from L’oreal. I love these masks and I think they’re a great drugstore alternative. There are 3 masks that work for different things but I chose the comforting masks for my sensitive eczema.
I wear makeup about 2 times a week, and when I do I use Garnier All-In-1 Cleansing Micellar Water. Not only does it remove makeup, it gently cleanses so if I am too lazy to wash my face I can use this!