Women are strict when it comes to our beauty routines, although we can't deny that the process can be a bit tedious sometimes. Who hasn't had the evil thought of sleeping in their makeup after a long day at work or a night of partying? It happens to me all the time. But taking care of our skin is so important if we want to have a luminous complexion like, say, Thalia's gorgeous skin or other celebs whose skin is impeccable. Their products tend to be pricey, but the great news is that there are some affordable, effective options right in your local drugstore. 

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Before hitting up that specialty beauty store and spending tons of money, take a look at this list that includes the best drugstore products you can buy to take care of your skin. You'll find facial cleansers, moisturizers, oils, serums, and much more. The best part? You won't have to spend your entire paycheck.

Most of these products contain formulas that have been designed to treat specific skin problems, like acne or discoloration. Remember that all skins are different so it's important to try all products before using them on an inconspicuous part of your body, like your inner arm, to see how you react. If all looks good, use it! Take a look at our recommendations for some of the best and most effective drugstore buys you can get.

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Micellar water is a great option to easily clean skin. 1

The great thing about micellar waters is that they have an instant freshening effect on the skin. This option from Garnier is called a three-in-one product because it removes makeup from your lips, eyes, and skin easily and gently.

Buy it for $10 at Target.


This exfoliant made with natural grapefruit eliminates impurities. 2

It's recommended to do a deep cleaning of your skin at least twice a week. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub contains no oil, as its name says, and will help control any breakouts with salicylic acid and pink grapefruit extract.

Buy it for $5.96 at Target.


Moisturize and revitalize skin with this powerful cream. 3

L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Moisturizer is a power cream made with a specific formula to target the first signs of skin aging. This whole line of products promises more youthful skin in 14 days, which is amazing.

Buy it for $25 at Walgreens.

This Dove body wash is a favorite among people with sensitive skin. 4

When temps take a dive and your skin starts to crave moisture, make sure you change your skin care and bath routine to compensate. For your body, Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash will be a lifesaver that will keep every inch of you hydrated and happy.

Buy it for $3.97 at Walmart.


Clear up and minimize pores with this charcoal treatment. 5

Clear up and minimize pores with this charcoal treatment.


Charcoal facial treatments have been all the rage for a few years now, since the ingredient naturally detoxifies skin and prevents the accumulation of yucky impurities. The Garnier SkinActive The Super Purifying Charcoal Sheet Mask is almost like a paper mask that you leave on skin for 15 minutes to restore and clean out pores.

Buy it for $3.29 at CVS.


Restore dry, cracked skin with this rich moisturizing treatment. 6

Aveeno created this Cracked Skin Relief CICA Ointment for Dry Skin with a petroleum base to treat cracked, overdry skin. The cream comes with a nifty applicator that makes it easy to apply to painfully dry skin.

Buy it for $8 at Target.


Combat skin redness with this foaming cleanser. 7

Combat skin redness with this foaming cleanser.


Say good-bye to skin's redness with the calming Cetaphil Foaming Face Wash. The wash's formula allows you to deeply cleanse skin without overdrying. It also helps clear pores of any impurities.

Buy it for $11.29 at CVS.

This acne treatment is considered one of the best. 8

When Differin first hit the market, it was a prescription-only acne treatment. Now, you can find it over-the-counter at any drugstore. The treatment contains retinol, which helps treat and prevent acne.

Buy it for $12.89 at Target.


Delay signs of aging with this vitamin C serum. 9

We still don't know the formula for the fountain of youth, but in the meantime there's 40 Carrots Carrot + C Vitamin Serum, which also contains retinol to help renew skin.

Buy it for $14 at Walgreens.

Multivitamins are important and you can have them in your moisturizer! 10

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Multivitamin Hydrating Face Booster is a vitamin-filled serum that creates a barrier against dryness, so your skin remains hydrated all day, thanks to a powerful dose of vitamin E.

Buy it for $17.94 at Walmart.


Those with very sensitive skin have to use gentle cleansers. 11

The formula in Aveeno Active Naturals Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser contains natural ingredients that will help you maintain your skin hydrated after each wash. Bonus: The cleanser is free of fragrances and helps control redness.

Buy it for $8.49 at Rite Aid.

You can get silky skin with this potent body moisturizer. 12

Your skin can have a healthy glow if you use the right products. St. Ives Nourish and Soothe Oatmeal and Shea Butter Body Lotion is a creamy moisturizer made with oatmeal that hydrates and creates a barrier against dryness.

Buy it for $5 at Target.


Sunblock for your face is essential. 13

Exposure to sun is the number one cause of premature aging. Enter EltaMD UV Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 Tinted, a derm favorite, is perfect for sensitive skin. The best part is the light tint which acts like a foundation and helps you get even tone.

Buy it for $24.46 at Walmart.

If you have sensitive skin, this is another gentle SPF option. 14

If you have sensitive skin, this is another gentle SPF option.


This amazing moisturizer, Eucerin Daily Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Face Lotion, is light and rapidly absorbing, so it doesn't make you end up with that unwanted shiny face. It's another one dermatologist favorite.

Buy it for $11 at CVS.


Dry skin will love this super hydrating sunblock. 15

It's important that people with dry skin use extra quenching products--and that includes sunblock! Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 50 is idea for anyone with extra dry skin.

Buy it for $13 at Rite Aid.

This is the vitamin A and C oil that every Latina needs! 16

Bio-Oil is a web favorite for its ability to erase stretch marks and scars, thanks to powerful antioxidant vitamins A and C. The skin oil smells fantastic and has other natural ingredients to help keep skin supple and perfect.

Buy it for $27.97 at Walmart.


Give your skin some love with this body oil. 17

Hempz Sweet Pineapple & Honey Melon Hydrating Bath & Body Oil is amazing--its fragrance is fantastic and its ingredients, a mix of honey, pineapple, and hemp, will moisturize your entire body. 

Buy it for $11.73 at Walmart.

Toner is super important in your skin care routine. 18

Using toner is one of the most important steps in any skin care routine. Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Clarifying Toner helps tone and clear up skin, getting it ready for any next steps.

Buy it for $9 at Target.


A hydrating and firming mask is also a must. 19

Ponds Face Mask Hydrate and Firm has eucalyptus fibers that helps moisturize and firm up your skin. You'll notice a marked difference after using it, with your face looking and feeling more youthful.

Buy it for $3 at Rite Aid.

This toner for dry skin is lemon-based and perfect. 20

This toner for dry skin is lemon-based and perfect.


Clean & Clear Alcohol-Free Lemon Juice Facial Toner is a Godsend for dry and sensitive skin. The lemon base contains plenty of vitamin C that cleans up makeup and impurities without stripping skin of essential hydration.

Buy it for $8 at CVS.