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Facial (40+) and makeup products recommendations <£10
The superdrug naturally radiant hot cloth cleanser is great. Am using the nspa(from asda) hot cloth polish too and that seems to be similar. All the MUA and Make up revolution makeup I've tried seems to be really good quality and ridiculously cheap. Get yourself down to superdrug and see what takes your fancy!
I didn't like the Superdrug radiance range, so avoided their Vit E range, but got some last week and it's lovely. Richer and creamier than the Radiance. Also rate the Pure serum which is as good as ££££s serum IMO.
Wolpertinger - thanks for that, you learn something every day - for years I always thought I still had blackheads.
I've made a list of everyone's recommendations and am checking things out online, so your replies are really helpful. I can't afford to go out and get everything at once, but at least I can aim for some new things and keep up the new routine.
Serum, and night/treatment creams are the best place to spend your cash. I use a moisturiser that's under £5 (neutrogena) but a retinol cream that's £20.
[[http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk/shop-by-range/vitamin-e/vitamin-e-overnight-serum-in-oil-28ml.aspx This serum has good reviews but is £15. If you get a budget moisturiser you could average them to £10 an item.
Acid toner also works miracles but be careful about strengths if you've never used it before and have ever had rosacea.
I also buy DH's stupidly pricey, nothing else will do vitamin tablets from Boots as well as Spatone for my low iron levels using double points vouchers they send. My Boots points bought the retinol cream!
Money is tight for us, but last year I decided to look after myself a bit more as I didn't feel on top form. I started eating more fruit and trying to drink more water. I bought myself some Clearasil facial scrub which I use 1-3 times a week and I have an Olay cleansing lotion, I then wipe skin over with damp cotton wool before applying Olay moisturizer. I know this is very simple and cheap, but I think it's helped my skin. It does look clearer and healthier.
I don't use much makeup, but recently had to buy a new eye liner. I bought a Max Factor one which I think was around £6 and certainly does the job!
I'm 48 and currently using Nivea Q10. Shop around and you can get it in supermarkets on offer for approx. £5 or places like Savers/Wilko. My favourite is Nivea Daily Essentials rich moisturizing cream which again if you shop around you can get for £2 - it's leaves my skin glowing (without being greasy) and smells nice.