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I've no doubt this question has been asked a million times before but here goes - can anyone recommend cheap products that are easy to use? Like a cleanser/toner/moisturiser? I used to use Clinique until I went on maternity leave and liked that but I need budget now. I'm currently just using facial wipes and my skin is terrible. I wear make up so it needs to remove that too. I have combination skin, an awful diet and a 3 week old baby plus two toddlers. I hate washing my face with a flannel and therefore don't do it unless I shower so ideally a cleanser I can remove with a cotton wipe or similar. Any ideas?!
Oil cleansing is best, IME, for makeup removal on a budget. Can use olive oil but I personally like a mix of hemp, sunflower (must be for facial use, not for eating), & a small amount of castor oil. I make a small bottle & use it in a few weeks. I also like a microfibre cloth for removing it - cheeky wipes are great & come in a multipack so you can get a clean one each time.
Or, plain castile soap, for example Oliva. I can get a massive block from my local health food shop for £3.
I do hot oils cleansing, but I'm too lazy to faff mixing oils, I just use a bottle of almond oil from the pharmacy section. massage it in, wipe off with hottish water on a wipe or flannel. It's good as it takes off make up and softens your skin. I don't moisturise or anything.
Non-foaming cleanser - I would say Cetaphil but it's not fantastic for makeup removal, am sure someone else can recommend something. Would be good for a second cleanse if you initially swiped off makeup with a cheap micellar water.
Clearasil pads (ideally the fruit ones but any will do) are the mega budget salicylic toner option if you are prone to spots.
Moisturiser - depends how oily you are. I can use Nivea at night but then look really really shiny, not an option for day - tis v v cheap though. If prone to spots then really you want to stick to an oil free option until skin settled.
Yes, that's the one. It's often recommended by dermatologists because it's basically very bland and non-stripping. It lasts for ages. There's a moisturiser as well which again isn't glamorous but does the job.