my favorite drug store products

okay, welcome back to another typical tuesday post!!

You all probably already know how obsessed with skincare I am. And as I navigate this whole blog thing and writing more, what keeps me on top of things and motivated to share with you guys is my weekly skincare posts. I thought it would be nice to share some pretty well priced products that you can find at literally any drug store. One of my favorite drug store brands for l always use and trust so much is CeraVe. Their products are clean, and dont ever leave my skin feeling sticky or oily. These two products the AM & PM face moisturizers are amazing and honestly so good. I love the morning one because it has spf 30 in it, so I don’t have to add more spf (unless im going to the pool or something) but on a regular day its good enough. The night one has hyaluronic acid in it so it is leaving my skin feeling extra hydrated especially when I wake up in the morning. These two products are staples in my skincare routine..and like I always say I am constantly changing things up, but these two always stay. I think it’s important to remember that we should always be looking for the quality of products, and that the price of products does not equal a better product or value. There are so many other drug store products I rotate into my routine. Aveeno Facial foaming cleanser is one that I love. I rotate to add that to my schedule every few months. And Cetaphil is a moisturizer that I also love and use if I don’t have anymore CeraVe. Like I said you can find these products at any drug store, (CVS, Walgreens, Target etc.).

Sorry this weeks post is kind of short & sweet, I am working at the hospital all week and I am kind of busy. I’ll be back with more blog worthy content soon though 🙂

xo typical tara

my go to cleansers

Kate Sommerville Exfolikate

Cleansing is one of the most important skincare routines you can get yourself into. Switching up your cleansers regularly is also important. Even though I am going to discuss the exfolikate line by kate sommerville today, by no means is this the only cleanser I use. I also want to point out, these are just my opinions and I am not sponsored in any way for these posts. I just use many different products and have tried a lot so I am just sharing what works for me!

I will add more posts about other cleansers, and do a drug store post of all the skincare products I use that are more affordable and available at your local pharmacy. But for now let’s dive into the exfolikate cleanser.

There are two cleansers, a daily foaming wash (which I use daily usually in the mornings and at night on my off days from exfoliating). Then there is the intensive exfoliating treatment. I LOVE this cleanser. It feels great on your skin, it smells amazing, and it works.

How to use it for best results — well I love to steam my face. (I will discuss skincare tools in another post). So usually when I use the intensive exfolikate cleanser, I will steam first for a few minutes and then apply the cleanser while I am still steaming my face. This way my pores are open and you can really feel the cleanser penetrating into your skin. It may tingle for a few seconds, but it honestly feels like your skin can breathe. I leave the cleanser on for a few minutes, like I would any mask and then I rinse it off with warm water. I usually do this two to three times a week. You can really see your skin change and start to glow. It’s the best. It also really depends on the season, and how my skin is feeling. When my skin is more dry I typically will exfoliate more just to remove the dead skin.

I know this is a cleanser post, but the whole exfolikate line is amazing. I also use the moisturizer daily as well as the liquid exfolikate after I cleanse (kind of like a toner). I will discuss the other products in depth in a different typical tuesday post. But the whole line is highly recommended. The website is linked to the title of this post & here! Click & Check it out!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

my favorite skincare products

My favorite go to product – Dr. Dennis Gross Peel Pads

I find it only fitting to talk about my favorite exfoliation pads on my first skincare post. I started using these about 3 years ago and I have been hooked ever since. Some thins I love about them is that they have different strengths for different skincare types. So if you have sensitive skin or more oily skin there is one for you. I will post below how I use them in my daily routine.

  • First, I cleanse my skin with a gentle cleanser, I don’t exfoliate the days that I use these pads.
  • After I pat my skin dry, I use the first step. What I love about these is that it comes individualized in packets and the directions are on there.
  • After wiping my skin with the first step, I make sure to cover all of my face and my neck. I wait about 2-5 minutes and continue with step 2. It’s basically the same thing you just wipe it all over your skin and let it dry.
  • Afterwords you continue with face serums and moisturizers. I will talk about my favorite serums and moisturizers in a different post.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

welcome to typical tara

Today is a good day to start a blog. It’s Sunday the start of a new week and a a good time for a fresh start. Starting a blog is something I’ve always wanted to do, but never really had the time to sit down and focus on it. Now that I am done with pharmacy school and working I feel like I have more time to dedicate to perfecting my page.

Some of my interests:

  • I am a pharmacist, I love learning new things about different medications and helping people manage their medications as well as educating them about the medications they take. Healthcare is such an important topic to discuss especially now during COVID. I will periodically talk about different news worthy topics related to pharmacy and keep you informed.
  • As a pharmacist, I am very passionate about skincare. Anyone who knows me knows that I take so much pride in my skincare routines and I am always talking about different products I use and recommending clean products for people. Because of my passion for skincare I have a page on the blog “typical tuesday’s” and every week I will post products I am using currently for my skincare routines. Eventually I will post skincare videos on my youtube page and link them here.
  • Another passion of mine is traveling. I have been lucky enough to travel to so many places across the world and I am so excited to share posts with you guys about the places I’ve been to. I will post about different cities and places I have been as well as things to do, places to see, where to eat and all the fun stuff.

I am so excited to connect with all of you and welcome you guys into my life. I will post weekly and respond to any questions you may have about different things I post. Subscribe to my page and get all the info as soon as I post it.