Having a proper skincare routine is essential for a clear complexion, but that doesn't mean you have to spend a month's worth of rent on your toners
, moisturizers, and cleansers
. The drugstore beauty aisle is a treasure trove of budget-friendly skincare goodies. If you don’t believe us, consider what the pros have to say. Ahead, top dermatologists share their favorite drugstore skincare
Dove Sensitive Skin Unscented Beauty Bar ($7):
NYC-based dermatologist Rachel Nazarian says this elevated bar soap is anything but over-drying. "It's pH balanced and incredibly gentle for sensitive skin," she explains.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Soothing Care Face Moisturizer ($37):
This daily moisturizer may be a pricier drugstore beauty buy, but according to NYC-based board-certified dermatologist Susan Bard, it's worth every penny. "It's made with soothing thermal water to help calm irritation," she says. "It's also preservative- and fragrance-free, making it ideal for sensitive skin. Plus, it's non-comedogenic, which means it won't clog pores as thicker moisturizers sometimes can."
Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment ($8):
Relieve itchy, parched skin with Lortscher’s favorite drugstore bath treatment. "Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment is a go-to for relieving itchiness and redness, and for calming sensitive skin," he says. "This is due to its formulation with colloidal oatmeal, which supplies antioxidants, soothes dry and irritated skin, and helps to reduce associated itching."
Dove Dermacare Scalp Dryness & Itch Relief Anti-Dandruff Shampoo ($5):
To give your scalp the same soothing care as your skin, Zeichner recommends adding this purifying shampoo to your shower lineup. "Dandruff is caused by yeast on the scalp leading to inflammation," he says. “[This shampoo] contains zinc pyrithione, which lowers levels of yeast on the skin to help treat flaking.” To reap all of the benefits, he suggests massaging the product into your scalp while singing the alphabet to ensure it has enough time to do its job.
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