The *best* affordable skincare products—summer 2020 edition
Taking care of your skin is *super* important—especially during the summer, when the heat can cause more sweat and oil on your face, leading to unwanted acne. We've got you covered with the best roundup of products that will take care of your skin all summer while still staying on budget!
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash ($8):
This oil-free face wash uses salicylic acid to help get rid of acne and keep your skin squeaky-clean. Shop this face wash at Neutrogena.com.
Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser ($10):
This gentle yet effective cleanser removes all the dirt from your face and will keep your skin clean without removing its essential oils. Shop this face wash at Target.com.
Thayer's Alchohol-Free Witch Hazel Toner ($11):
This alcohol-free toner contains witch hazel (great for helping with inflammation!) and aloe vera to further cleanse, moisturize and tone skin even after you wash your face. It also comes in other scented options, such as rose petal, lavender and cucumber. Shop this toner at Thayers.com.
Neutrogena Alchohol-Free Toner ($8):
This gentle toner cleans your skin and leaves you feeling refreshed without taking away your natural moisture or leaving your skin feeling super dry and tight. Shop this toner at Neutrogena.com.
CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion ($12):
This evening formula moisturizes throughout the night and helps restore your skin barrier (the layer of your skin that holds moisture). It's also non-comedogenic, meaning it won't clog your pores! Shop this moisturizer at Target.com.
Cetaphil Daily Hydrating Lotion ($12):
This daily moisturizer is lightweight and oil-free, but provides the *ultimate* hydration. It contains hyaluronic acid, which is an ingredient that really helps to moisturize and hydrate your skin. Shop this moisturizer at Target.com.
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($13):
This morning moisturizer is designed to moisurize your skin all day—and it also includes SPF 30, which is important in order to protect your skin from sun damage. Shop this sunscreen moisturizer at Target.com.
Aveeno Protect+Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion - SPF 70 ($9):
This sunscreen really protects your skin from sun damage with its high SPF, all while hydrating and keeping your face smooth, soft and healthy. It's also sweat and water resistant (bonus!). Shop this sunscreen at Target.com.
Clean & Clear Advantage Spot Treatment ($6):
This super effective spot treatment contains salicylic acid, an ingredient that helps fight pimples to reduce the severity of acne without over-drying your skin. Shop this spot treatment at cleanandclear.com.
Clearasil Rapid Rescue Healing Spot Patches ($10):
These spot patches are left on overnight and cover your pimples to prevent the entry of new bacteria, all while healing your blemishes by absorbing the acne's secretions both above and below the skin. They also prevent inflammation and scarring by stopping you from touching your acne, which can make it even worse. Shop these spot patches at Target.com.