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A Drugstore Skincare Routine Completely Eliminated This Makeup Artist's Acne

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There's no denying it. As a whole, we fork over a ton of cash — and ample time spent in front of the bathroom mirror — in the quest for "perfect skin." While some swear by creams that cost as much as the rent, others find a miracle in a routine that's much more budget-friendly.

One of those people is Antonio Bermudez, a makeup artist based in Las Vegas who swears by a drugstore beauty routine that transformed his skin from "pimples to poreless." As Allure first reported, Antonio has been open about his journey on Instagram and shared this before picture:


In the post he wrote, "This is from a few months ago. My acne got pretty bad and drained me emotionally, stripping away my confidence. At this point I felt like I NEEDED makeup or I couldn't go out in public ... If you are going through an acne struggle small or big, it'll be okay I promise. I don't want you to feel alone, abnormal, or ugly because of it. It's literally NORMAL AF."

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He advocated finding a routine that works for you and was happy to share his own, which consists of products you can pick up at the drugstore.

He starts with Cetaphil's Gentle Cleansing Bar ($4), which is great for sensitive skin types and a longtime dermatologist favorite. He also uses No7's Early Defence Glow Activating Serum ($25), which brightens your complexion, refines texture, and reduces pore size; La Roche-Posay's Lipikar Balm AP+ ($20) as moisturizer; and Vichy's Mineralizing Thermal Water ($14) to heal.

It just goes to show that sometimes the best products for your skin may literally be sitting there waiting for you in the drugstore aisle.

Cetaphil's Gentle Cleansing Bar
Cetaphil's Gentle Cleansing Bar
$4
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Boots No7 Early Defence Glow Activating Serum for Acne
No7 Face Care
from ulta.com
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Boots No7 Early Defence Glow Activating Serum for Acne
La Roche-Posay Bath & Body
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Vichy's Mineralizing Thermal Water
Vichy's Mineralizing Thermal Water
$14
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