My daily life can be pretty boring, and hectic at the same time. These are some things that I reach for time and time again without fail, and they never let me down.
Vaselline. Face moisturizers come and go but Vaselline will never steer me wrong. It removes makeup in a pinch, will moisturize and protect skin, it’s the #1 reason why I rarely have chapped or dry lips. A small container will last you literally years.
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. I use this so much. Like for years it has been my saviour and the best part is that it is super cheap and works great. It will forever be a staple in my life. Wear this under makeup, on its own, hand or body lotion, soothes irritated skin, helps with itching. It is so gooood.
Benzagel 5 Acne Gel. I don’t get pimples often, but when I do it’s usually one or two massive ones due to stress, hormones, or from touching my face too much at work. (Germs!) This has yet to let me down. This 5% Benzoyl Peroxide gel clears up most of my blemishes without hassle. It works on the occasional back/body pimple (I play a full contact sport, dried sweat = pimples) and after one application I forget all about any problem I had. The one issue is that it does make your makeup spotty since the pigment will stick to the dried gel. Put it either underneath your moisturizer, or on top of your makeup (or if you’re not leaving your house just slap it on and go about your chores etc). Thats the only way I can get it to work decent. Warning: It will burn a little, it being a chemical and all, but not all the time.) Pair it with a Salicylic Acid toner or wipe or wash and pimples don’t stand a chance.
Dry Shampoo. I like Batiste right now. I don’t love the “original” smell (Have to try the other scents asap) but I use this at least twice a week because it works so dang good. It’s one of the only dry shampoo’s that I’ve used that actually makes my hair look and feel like it’s clean, and not gritty, sticky, and still greasy like other ones do. (I even bought the coveted Klorane dry shampoo to try, 15$ later… halfway through the day I had to touch-up with Batiste…) Do yourself a favour and pick up a bottle.
Sunscreen. Yeah, I’m not kidding. I’m a super super pale person, so sunscreen is mandatory for going outside. There’s tons of face sunscreens, and body sunscreens. Pick one. Wear it everyday. Your skin will thank you. Plus if your’e into skin care you’ll know that sunscreen is probably your best bet for preventive measures against aging skin!
Visine for Allergy Advance with Antihistamine. Without this I probably would have scratched my eyeballs out by now. It is the only allergy eye drops that stops the itching. It has regular visine properties like anti-red eye, plus the added benefit of saving me from cats, hay fever, and whatever else finds its way into my eyes. Just make sure it has the Antihistamines in it. The regular “Visine Allergy” does absolutely nothing. I will always have this on me.