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Pretty For a Penny With Drugstore Skincare: Guest Blogger

A self-proclaimed beauty addict and over-the-top girly girl, Lara Ramos has been dedicated to living a pretty lifestyle since birth. Her blog, The Glossarie, highlights ground-breaking beauty products and little laid-back luxuries. This week, in Lara’s second appearance as a guest blogger, she shares the newest items that have caught her eye and her personal must-haves.

I test dozens of skincare products monthly, but falling in love with the really expensive ones can be heaven for my skin and hell for my wallet. Luckily, I found a few drugstore favorites that keep my skin woes in check while doing minimal damage to my bank account.

I use Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser morning and evening to break up oil, detoxify, and remove makeup. It’s gentle yet highly effective on my acne-prone skin.

In the mornings, I exfoliate with St. Ives Scrub-Free Exfoliating Pads. These are a brilliant way to exfoliate without harsh scrubbing (since acne-prone skin is sensitive, this is key). An AHA complex reveals brighter skin and removes impurities.

My all-time favorite face lotion is Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Daily Moisturizer. It balances out my combination skin so that it’s hydrated without being greasy. In fact, the SPF helps give it an almost matte effect that creates a great canvas for makeup. I will cry if they ever stop producing it!

This powerful trifecta sets me back a whopping $30, but the peace that it brings to my face is beyond priceless.

Looking for more affordable recommendations? Check out these other drugstore picks.

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