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Not all hot beauty buys need to break the bank! Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra shares three great finds that all cost less than ten dollars online!
This is a top-seller online and for good reason! It has been around for centuries, rumor has it, Cleopatra used it, but there has recently been some data pointing to its anti-inflammatory properties. In 2012, a study done in rats and humans found that rose essential oil improved the skin barrier and decreased cortisol levels. You can buy the water alone, or, sometimes it is mixed with glycerin, which is a good humectant if you are not acne-prone. Also, it smells great!
This cool find is so simple and straightforward! It comes with a water and gel handpiece that you keep in the freezer until ready to use. Dr. Batra says this is a great way to depuff, calm inflammation, and great for those prone to rosacea and redness. She tells some patients to bring it to the gym to calm their blood vessels after a workout. She even used it in her own practice on patients after they received laser treatments.
Tea Tree Oil
This has also been around for a long time but there is more science-backed research emerging about its benefits. Tea tree oil is a great antibacterial, anti-yeast agent, and celebrities like Khloe Kardashian and Meghan Markle are saying it helps with their acne.
One warning, if you buy the true essential oil, it is pungent, so be sure to dilute it. Use one drop of tea tree oil to twelve drops of carrier oil. The downside is it can be irritating so Dr. Batra recommends doing a patch test either on your jawline or wrist before using. ER physician Dr. Travis Stork asks if it's better to use the oil within another product and Dr. Batra says that depends on how sensitive you are to the preservatives or other ingredients in the product.