Saviors for life’s daily beauty horrors, minus the ghosts
In honor of Halloween, here are 5 everyday beauty nightmares and the products I use to combat them. All under $10, I always go back to these because they work. No holy water required!
Beauty Nightmare #1- Dry, itchy skin!
Weapon- Palmer’s Cocoa Butter ($5.29 for 13.5oz)
An oldie but a goodie, I’ve been using Palmer’s Cocoa Butter since I was in grade school. This was in my bathroom growing up, so when I got old enough to start buying my own body lotion I stuck to this one. Even as a child, I loved the cocoa smell. It’s always such a treat to put it on and the scent lingers on the skin throughout the day. What I love most though is that is absorbs quickly without feeling greasy. It also never stings chapped hands during the winter. No other brand compares, and I’ve tried a lot of cocoa butter formulas over the years to see if I could find a rival. When I stray for too long, I find my skin looks a bit dull so I make sure to keep stocked up throughout the year. Glowing, cocoa smelling skin for $5, what more could you ask for?
A true multitasker helping me bid my beloved blotting papers adieu
My combo skin’s best friend has longtime been blotting papers. No matter where I go, I always have a pack of these on me for the inevitable midday and early evening touch ups. While I love a good powder, I’ve never been a fan of layering it on throughout the day so the blotting papers are a necessity. This surprisingly effective lotion has changed up this routine in a big way.
What it claims:
- Smooth skin texture, tighten and unclogg pores
- Make skin clearer
- A more radiant complexion
Why it’s glow worthy:
- So lightweight that it easily layers with other products
- Minimizes shine on my t-zone throughout the day
- Serves as a pimple spot treatment
- Pores do seem more refined
- Super gentle