In case you were wondering, teenage Kim was the worst. She turned her nose up at everything her mom bought because it wasn’t the “right brand”. Jokes on you, angsty Kim, Mom was on to something. The older I get, the wiser more financial responsibilities I take on, which makes me cautious of where I spend all my hard earned cash. I’m still not convinced that face masks are a necessity, but the beauty industry has ingrained it into society’s brain that we need one more step to our skincare routine. While I’m all for investing in skincare (you’re stuck wearing it for the rest of your life), I’m always down to save money on something I literally wash down the drain. If you’re looking for a drugstore face mask that’ll give you clear pores and buttery smooth skin, girl, do I have a treat for you.
I’ve had chronic dry skin for as long as I can remember. This was long before middle school when it was cool to douse yourself in Bath & Body Works cucumber melon lotion. I’m talking 5 years old and crying because the skin on the back of my hands was so dry it cracked and bled. While this isn’t a permanent fix, I’ve sworn by this method for years. If you have dry cracked hands and you’re on a tight budget, all you need to do is rummage through your linen closet.