I'm no beauty guru; I fall asleep before I rinse off my makeup, I forget to moisturize, and I never exfoliate, but that doesn't mean I don't know a thing or two about OMG-you-have-to-try-this-like-yesterday beauty products. Here's five affordable beauty products I can't live without:
1. Burt's Bees facial cleansing towelettes (Target, $6): My nightly skincare routine is practically non-existent, so these facial cleaning towelettes are my saving grace. They remove dirt, oil and make-up without rinsing. I alternate between the white tea extract towelettes and the peach & willow bark exfoliating ones.
2. Bioré deep cleansing charcoal pore strips (Walmart, $6): It's not a gimmick; these strips actually unclog pores and draw out excess oil. I'm always amazed (but mostly grossed out) to see the gunk it's pulled out of my nose. I use them about once a week. Follow the directions for best results.
3. e.l.f. makeup mist & set spray (Target, $3): I use this after I apply a full face of makeup and before I pat on a finishing powder. Best way to make your makeup stay all day. Trust.
4. Now Foods grapeseed oil (Amazon, $8): About a year ago, I bought a small bottle of grapeseed oil on a whim 'just because.' Turns out grapeseed oil soothes dryness and irritation. It also treats acne, tightens and moisturizes your skin, gets rid of dark under eye circles and more (via Always Healthy Living)!
5. Aveda stress-fix™ body lotion (Aveda, $30): I'm obsessed with this lightweight and hydrating body lotion. I apply it to my legs and arms after every shower. The aroma is proven to reduce feelings of stress. The full-size bottle sells for $30 at Aveda, but you can try the travel size for $12.
6. Clarisonic (Clarisonic, $169): Santa gifted me the Clarisonic Mia 1 last year, and I love it. It offers a deep cleanse, which is crucial for stimulating circulation and boosting cell renewal. I use it about three times per week (Note: I suggest purchasing from clarisonic.com to ensure you don't get ripped off on a knock-off).