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Splurge or Save: Face washes

Should you splurge or save on face washes? If you’re like me, you probably have a bunch of abandoned beauty products in a drawer. Well, it’s all part of the process on your journey to a clearer skin.

Every day, I get messages such as…

“What products can I use THAT WILL HELP ME CLEAR MY FACE?

Even though these are good questions…

I believe they’ve been a lot of 3-day fast action magic face cream going about that have been people believe skincare is supposed to be so.


Your skin care is a lifetime continuous process.

You don’t stop having your bath simply because you’ve found a magic body wash that will make you clean forever.

Skincare involves KNOWING YOUR CORRECT SKIN TYPE and the PRODUCT INGREDIENTS your skin is comfortable with.

Not all skincare product ingredients work for every skin type.

Even if you splurge or save on any Skincare product you heard that does wonders, if it has an ingredient your skin is not too comfortable with, your skin will react to it.

Some like to flirt around with skincare products simply because your friend used some soap that made her lighter, then you assume it would do the same for you.

Firstly, wash Your Hands:

Before washing your face make sure you wash your hands. You’re probably thinking this isn’t necessary since you’re still going to use a form of soap to on your hand to apply to your face. Well, when you do that you’re using dirty hands to wash your face and it doesn’t just work that way.


Remove Your Makeup:

You can get Coconut oil, almond oil or Makeup Remover wipes (Budget skincare) to remove your makeup.  These oils can also substitute for other aspects of your beauty regimen such as your scrubs, hair oils, and removal of dark eye circles.

Can’t stand these oils, then consider splurging on Makeup Remover.


Should You Splurge or Save on Face Washes?

One BIG Mistake people make is to use their body wash on their face. Your facial skin is different from your body. It may work for some people doesn’t mean it is entirely right.
You should save on your face wash because you’re still going to wash it off compared to other products such as your face cream. Remember you’re washing your face twice a day.

If buying skincare is your secret obsession, you can splurge on High-end face washes from the Dr. Murad or Clarins Skincare Range.

However, there are also effective alternatives if you’re on a tight budget like the African Black soap, Cetaphil, Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne face wash, Ponds, Dermalogica, Gluta-c, Clean & clear, lóreal, Garnier, Aveeno, Botanics, the body shop, No. 7, Nozxema and the likes.

Some African black soap can substitute for a face mask, shows that it’s a great buy. However, their price range depends entirely on the brand. Always check for the ingredients in the product. Some black soaps are made with certain ingredients like turmeric to help clear dark spots, dark eye circles and even battle acne.

Always do a patch test to know your skin’s sensitivity to that product.

If you have oily or combination skin, go for products that are oil-free and non-comedogenic. For acne, go for face wash products with ingredients such as salicylic acid, glycolic acid or alpha hydroxyl.

If you have normal or dry skin, go for moisturizing or hydrating face wash.

While washing your face, focus more on the oily parts of the face. Then if you need some exfoliation while washing your face you can use a charcoal cognac face sponge or a face exfoliating brush like the Clarisonic Mia brush or the Marykay Skinvigorating brush. This will go deeper in removing excess dirt from your face.

All in all, I will say, for face wash, you don’t need to splurge since you’re still washing it off. Know your skin type and stick to the Skincare ingredients that work for you. Stick to what works for your skin and for the fact a product is super pricy doesn’t mean it will work for you.

Let me know it the comments:

1)What is your biggest current skincare struggle?

2)What is the most expensive face wash you’ve bought so far and how was it on your skin?


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