MANY of us will know that it's all too easy to splash the cash when it comes to beauty products.
But a beauty whizz named Dr Raj Arora has revealed the best go-to skincare routine for those on a budget – including a bargain buy from Boots that costs just £5.
"I've been searching high and low for my favourite skincare ingredients for both AM and PM," she says, in a video shared toTikTok (@drrajarora).
"This is how you can get everything for £50."
Dr Raj begins with the morning routine – more specifically the 'CeraVe hydrating cleanser,' which retails at just £9.
"It's going to help remove dead skin cells from the skin's surface and cleanse the skin and still leave it nice and hydrated," she explains.
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The skincare pro then moves onto the second step, which is the toner.
She recommends getting the 'Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution' from The Ordinary, which is an exfoliant targeted at the surface of the skin.
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"This is going to help remove the dead cells from the skin's surface and can be used for normal, oily and sensitive skin," she says.
"It retails at around £11."
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Next up, Dr Raj moves onto her vitamin C serum, which she notes is "uber important."
Sharing a snap of the £9.99 'Inkey list vitamin c serum,' she explains: "It's going to help with anti-ageing and it's also going to help with brightening skin tone."
But the expert says the most important morning skincare routine of all is your SPF.
She suggests the 'Bondi Sands Face factor 50,' which retails at around £9.
As for the evening routine, the skincare whizz recommends using the same CeraVe cleanser and The Ordinary toner, before then advising a niacinamide serum by Boots, which retails at just £5, along with a Boots-own brand retinol serum, £7.
"As we know, retinol helps with cell turnover, with anti-ageing and with producing fine lines and wrinkles as well," she says.
The video has since racked up over 504k views and several comments, with beauty fans quick to rush to the comments section.
"Superdrug own brand me range is really good," she commented.
" I use their serums and use CeraVe."
A second penned: "I use all of these products but my moisturiser is CeraVe."
A third claimed: "Best budget retinoid: Geek and Gorgeous A-Game retinaldehyde. Comes in 0,05% and 0,1%."
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Meanwhile, a fourth argued: "Glycolic Acid x 2 a day ??? And also with Vic C in the A.M. ?? Recipe for disaster!"
But Dr Raj replied: "Always build up frequency slowly – most people can tolerate am and pm of an over the counter acid after using for a while."
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