The Internet Is Totally Obsessed With This Guy Who Documented His Drug Store Skincare Journey On Insta

Whether you're a newbie to makeup or a bona fide guru, chances are likely you've had to deal with acne, scarring, or just plain lousy skin at one point or another.

These things objectively suck: Your foundation doesn't go on as smooth, flaking and patching become issues, and you generally have to shell out a lot more for specialized skin care products. For makeup artist Antonio Bermudez, however, a skin-saving solution came along from an unlikely place, one that's far less likely to leave your wallet bone dry. 


After struggling with painful cystic acne and scarring, Antonio started educating himself on skincare matters and ultimately built the perfect routine for him out of exclusively drugstore products. For starters, he had to identify his specific skin concerns. He told Allure, "If I'm not moisturized, I will overproduce oil, and it'll create acne and bigger pores".

Bermudez's stellar routine begins with Cetaphil's gentle cleansing bar ($8 at Target) to cleanse his skin without stripping away natural oils. Next, he moisturizes with La Roche-Posay Lipikar Balm AP+ ($19.99 at DermStore). To slough away dead skin buildup, he uses the St. Ives Apricot Scrub ($3.59 at Target) to exfoliate twice a week, and finally, he uses Vichy's Thermal Spa Water ($18 at DermStore) to moisturize and heal the skin.


The secret key to his baby-faced glow though, is the No.8 Early Defence Glow Activating Serum ($21 at Target), which he swears has saved his skin for good.

All this just goes to show, you don't have to go far or spend your whole work-study paycheck to get that golden-girl complexion you're chasing. 

Brb, high-tailing it to CVS.