Though you may still be discovering your grooming routine, and deciding which products work best for you, there are some that should be staples and should permanently live in your medicine cabinet. These are not products that are meant to be seasonal, or just be used for specific treatments, but rather, these should be always available at hand.
For some, a hydrating scrum or a specific moisturizer is a crucial element of the medicine cabinet, but for others, something as simple as a Q-tip or over-the-counter ointment is what is most visited.
Here are some products that you should have in your medicine cabinet at all times, no matter your grooming routine:
Hydrogen peroxide is perfect for scarred skin as it immediately repairs and cleanses it. If you are prone to nail biting, then you should absolutely have a bottle or two at home.
Get it from Target for $1.19
Globe Triple Antibiotic Ointment
This ointment quite literally heals everything. Burns, pimples, any skin problems? Dab some of this ointment and your problems will be instantly gone.
Get it from Amazon for $3.99
Muji Cut Cotton
Most grooming products require cotton pads, and these are the best in the market. Made from special materials that won’t irritate the skin, you will be thankful to have these in your cabinet.
Get a pack of 165 from Muji for $2.90
Cortizone 10 Creme With Aloe
Hydrocortisone cream is my latest discovery and it works miracles. If you are prone to bug bites or skin irritation, you should absolutely have this in your medicine cabinet.
Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser
This cleanser is great for a nighttime grooming routine. It clears any debris left on the skin like dust and other particles, and helps in the fast reconstruction of skin cells.
Now Solutions Almond Oil
Almond oil is great for rejuvenating hair. It’s incredibly lightweight, smells very subtly, and seals all the hydration and moisture of your hair quite nicely. This is an underrated staple.
Get it for $7.53 from Vitacost
Q-tips Cotton Swabs
These are the OG Q-tips, as in, the brand Q-tips and not just any old cotton swabs. These are perfect for cleaning your ears but also for small touch-ups and spot treatments.
Get a box of 500 from Target for $3.49
Aquaphor Healing Ointment
Aquaphor is a miracle product that can be used for almost anything. From dried and cracked lips, to scars and skin infections and irritation.
Get it for $11.79 from CVS