Rub A Dub, let’s face scrub!

Both the weather and just basic “life” can take a toll on our skin.  When it comes to our faces; makeup, sunscreen and everyday general “dirt” settle on our skin, eventually sneaking their way into our pores….euck!  That’s why it’s so important to have an easy, basic facial cleansing routine in the morning and the evening.

While there are a LOT of high-end products that can do the job – when it comes to facial care, a quick trip to your local drugstore or retail chain can land you these two exceptional products that will bust the dirt off your face without busting your budget.

Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser:   A little dab mixed with water and massaged over your complexion then rinsed, is sure to remove a day’s worth of dirt.  It leaves no residue – no stickiness like some others do.   I am also WOWED by how incredibly soft it leaves my skin after each use.  Many scrubs will leave your skin on the dry side – not this one!  Cetaphil also offers a daily facial cleanser for “sensitive” skin.  Retail prices:  approx. $13

Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub – For those days when I’m really working up a sweat from exercising, gardening or from the hot summer sun, I reach for Aveeno Positively Radiant facial scrub.  When you know your face has taken a really filthy beating, this cleanser will remove impurities without drying out your skin.  I love the slightly “gritty” texture to really deep clean.  Retail price:  approx. $9.

I keep both of these on hand 24/7.  In cooler months I rely heavily on the Cetaphil Daily Cleanser, but when the scorching heat comes into play and the oldies phrase “sweat ‘til you get wet” comes to mind, then Aveeno Positively Radiant will be prominently stationed on my bathroom shelf.

These are both economical and effective.  And with the money you save, you can load up the car with friends or family and treat them to the local ice-cream parlor (I’m thinking hot fudge sundae).  So what if it’s hot and there’s ice-cream dripping off your chin — there’s a cleanser for that!

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