Affordable Skincare Basics for Fresh Glowing Skin


In a bid for fresh glowing skin my skincare routine can be pretty lengthy. Some evenings I find myself using like 5 oils that all pretty much do the same thing. But when I actually sat down and thought about the products that really work, that I repurchase I found that my routine is pretty simple and quite affordable. So I thought I'd share them with you. For reference I have dehydrated skin.


Fresh Soy Cleanser | £11.50

This is my favourite cleanser ever! It has a light gel consistency that cleanses the skin perfectly, without leaving it stripped or dry. I actually find that this also really helps any break outs that I have too, I'm not really sure why but it does. It works well in the evening and morning. There's nothing not to love.

Pixi Glow Tonic | £18

This is such a cult classic and for good reason, it's the best Gyloclic toner I've tried and I've tried a fair few. Granted it's not the most affordable exfoliating toner out there but for me this is the best. It uses Glyocolic acid to gently exfoliate skin, lifting away dead skin cells to reveal brighter, more refined and younger looking skin. It only contains 5% Gyloclic acid which I prefer, I tend to find strong acids too harsh for my skin and cause me to break out. But this is gentle and effective. It can be used everyday but I use it every other, just so I don't over do it with the Acids. I think this would be great for all skin types too. If you haven't already tried this I definitely recommend it's one to check out, especially if you're after a good glow.

Sukin Super Greens Recovery Serum | £13.95

Serum is such an important step, especially as I have dehydrated skin. I found layering my hydrating products makes such a difference. I found serums better for targeting specific skin concerns, so pick one depending on your skin concerns. I love this one from Sukin, and if this costed £40 I would have no issues paying that much for it. It has a really light watery texture that sinks into the skin almost immediately leaving it soft and smooth. This also contains Lactic acid so it has mild exfoliating properties. I've actually used up a whole bottle of this and my skin has definitely improved since I've been using this, it looks more plump, my dehydration lines look so much better and my skin just looks more healthy and glowing.

The Ordinary Moisturiser | £4.90

Finding a good moisturiser for your skin type is so important, it seals all the other products and acts as protection for your skin. I personally like it as a really simple hydrating moisturiser. If I go for an all singing, all dancing one, I tend to find it will break me out. This one from The Ordinary is a great hydrator that doesn't break me out. It contains natural hydrating ingredients that are naturally found in the skin. The texture is a little strange, it feels kind of bitty but it melts into the skin, leaving it hydrated that lasts all day. I find this does work well over night too. For the price it's amazing.

That's my basic, affordable skincare for fresh glowing skin. 

Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts? 

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