Buying creams and treatments from the store can cost as much as a phone bill, so when the funds are low, you have to get creative with things; especially treating those pesky pimples. Here are the top 10 things to pick up at the store next time you’re out to help you out.
It’s always been delightful to see a makeup wearing model doing an acne commercial. Like, how did she just splash water on her face but still look like she just walked out of the makeup chair after a two-hour session? Like many other products, acne ads and all those commercials are selling the world what they want; an idea that if you use this product, they will be perfect – but honey, do we always have to revert back to Hannah Montana? “Nobody’s perfect.” Remember that.
Growing up the daughter of a tomboy and the sister of two boys, it was clear that being an easy, breezy, beautiful Cover Girl was not something pushed on me. My mother likely still owns that same pink and green bottle of mascara (I Googled for clarification as I once used eye shadow on someone’s cheeks in theater), and she only wore it on insanely special occasions. The same went with any other ancient makeup relics found in her bathroom. When I started to get around the age girls start asking their parents to buy them this and that in the cosmetics department, I never felt like I needed to. Deep down maybe I thought it’d only make me look like Wesley Snipes in Too Wong Fu. Really though, I just didn’t care to spend all that time, energy and money on painting myself up every day – and it’s all thanks to my mom pointing out that boys don’t do that shit, so why do women have to? Point taken mom, point taken.