Thrifty Skincare

Thrifty Skincare

Shaking up my skincare completely is something I need to do at least once a year, due to both lupus and the resulting medication playing havoc with my skin whenever it feels like it. I’ll just start to settle into a new routine and become pleased with the products and the appearance of my skin and then BAM, everything changes. As such with perfect comedic timing, I expect to mention these products I’ve been using for the past 3 months and then have my skin turn against at a randomly chosen date sometime before ooooh shall we say March?

So What Have I Been Using?

– Botanics 97% Organic Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm  (I buy when reduced, which seems to be every other month) £8.99 (reduced price £6.49)

– Botanics Organic Facial Oil (again always seems to be on sale) £9.99 (reduced price £4.99)

– Aldi Lacura Q10 Renew Multi Intensive serum £3.49

– Aldi Lacura High Balance Day Cream (my review here) £3.99

– Superdrug Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream £2.99

I have both an evening and morning routine which run as follow:

Morning routine:

– Cleanse face with the hot cloth cleansing balm and a flannel.

– Smooth Lacura’s Multi Intensive Serum across skin and leave to soak in whilst cleaning the bathroom.

– Moisturise with Lacura High Balance Day Cream.

Evening routine:

– At around 9pm remove make up with a very small amount of the cleansing balm using these reusable cleansing pads I reviewed last year.

– Cleanse face with hot cloth cleansing balm and a flannel.

– Massage face with Botanics Facial Oil.

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– Just before bed use Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream.

In upcoming posts I’ll share individual reviews but thus far (after 3 months of use) I am thrilled with these products and my skin feels and looks so much better than it did a few months ago. A friend I only see every few months has said I look younger and my skin certainly feels more hydrated and nourished. Plus not only does my make up last a lot longer on my skin when it is in better condition but I’m having a lot more foundation free days!Some of these products aren’t at rock bottom prices and I know some people sigh and raise eyebrows at paying more than £1 for stuff you rub on your face but I consider this stuff decent quality and it does more than just wet my face for 3 mins twice a day! They’re priced well and for the most part a little goes a long way. Hurrah for thrifty skincare.What features in your skincare routine at the moment and how happy are you with it? Oh and I’d love some eye cream recommendations, please! page and all pages on this site contain links to outside sources including paid affiliates. A Thrifty Mrs is not responsible for the content of any third party website. Click here for my disclosure policy.