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Happy Monday, Friends! Today I’m sharing my super simple Trader Joe’s skincare routine with y’all. Trader Joe’s and skin care might seem like an odd pair. However, these products have been part of my routine for four years now and I keep coming back to them! I have yet to find an equally affordable, effective, and gentle line that can compete with these.
I had combination skin in my teenage years, but my skin has balanced out in my twenties. It has become normal in the summer, with more dryness in the winter. It’s also fairly sensitive, so I avoid anything with fragrance. Less is more with ingredients when it comes to skincare! I currently wear minimal face makeup each day (bronzer/blush), but I’ve had great success using this line-up with a full face of makeup. I first found these products in 2013 while searching for a more natural, paraben-free alternative to whatever I’d been using at the time. They fit the bill of exactly what I was looking for: affordable and mild but gets the job done.
— Nourish All-In-One Facial Cleanser ($5.99)
— Nourish Oil-Free Antioxidant Facial Moisturizer ($5.99)
— Spa Tea Tree Oil ($6.99)
This cleanser is rich and lathers so well, but it’s very mild on the skin and doesn’t irritate my eyes. It leaves my skin feeling incredibly clean but not in an overdone, leave-skin-tight kind of way. I start my routine by wetting my face and rubbing this into my skin, gently working it over my eyelashes if I’m wearing mascara.
I then take a clean face cloth that’s been wet by warm water and press it over my whole face, focusing on the eyes. If I’m wearing more makeup than usual, I rinse and repeat, using my Clarisonic (below). I try to use my this at least one per week as a gentle exfoliator, but prefer to use it every other day!
After I pat my skin dry, I dab a bit of the tea tree oil onto my fingers. I then take 1 pump of the moisturizer and mix them together in my hands before applying it to my face and neck. The tea tree oil has a bit of a refreshing, tingly feeling that is absolutely lovely in the thick of summer! That’s all, Y’all! My routine takes just a couple of minutes and leaves my skin looking glowy and healthy on a budget. Enjoy!
Do you have any inexpensive skin care favorites? Please share below!