Beauty on a Budget for the Budget Conscious Girl
Beauty on a budget may seem difficult, but it does not have to be it just requires some creativity. With so many beauty products on the market, many costing an arm and leg, a girl can become frustrated and think beauty on a budget is impossible. But beauty doesn’t have to be expensive. Many of the most expensive beauty products we see on the market today, use ingredients that many of us have in our kitchen. Just look at almost any bottle of moisturizer and you are more likely to find Vitamin E oil. Instead of spending your hard earn money on overpriced beauty products, try going the natural and cheaper route.
Five Tips for Beauty on a Budget:
1. Brown Sugar: Exfoliation products can be very pricey, not to mention you go through them quite fast. I like to exfoliate my entire body at least twice a week, which can end up costing me a lot. I used to shell out a lot of cash on body and facial scrubs, but I got smart quickly. The one thing many of these products had in common was brown sugar, so I figured why not just try it for myself. So instead of spending my money, I came up with a recipe that I’m simply in love with and makes buauty on a budget easy. You will be amazed out how soft your skin is afterwards. First dampen your face with a warm cloth. Then apply extra virgin olive oil to your face. Lastly take some brown organic sugar in your hand and apply to your face softly. Scrub your face for 20 to 30 seconds gently. Then rinse and dry off. That’s it! Your face should feel amazingly soft. The same recipe can be used for your body.
2. Stop wasting your money on expensive face mask, and instead try making your own with items already in your kitchen. One of my favorite ingredients to use is egg white. It instantly tightens your face! Egg whites do a wonderful job at nourishing the skin. Separate the white from the yolk and place the white in a bowl. Whisk the egg white until it becomes frothy. Smooth all over your face in upward motions. Before washing your face, allow the egg white to dry on your face for about 15 to 20 minutes. It will become somewhat hard on your face. Once you have rinsed your face, your skin will feel tighter and smoother.
3. Do you have dry skin? If you are tired of your face constantly having dry flakes, then try avocado. Avocado is very moisturizing for the skin. Place a ripe 1/2 organic avocado in a bowl with 1/4 of honey. Mash them both together. Gently smooth onto your face and leave on for about 15 to 20 minutes. Again, this is wonderful for dry skin, so this can be done twice a week.
4. In order to maintain a healthy, glowing complexion, it is crucial to have a healthy regimen that includes cleansing, moisturizing, and protection your face. Vitamin E Oil, which is usually very inexpensive, can be used as a cleanser. It is wonderful at removing daily grime and dead cells. After washing your face, add a few drops of vitamin E oil to a cotton ball. Then gently wipe it your face with the cotton ball.
In addition, vitamin oil is not only great as a cleanser, but also a moisturizer. In order for your skin to maintain it suppleness and elasticity it is essential that it is well-hydrated and vitamin E does just that.
Beauty on a Budget Equals Being Creative
5. Another facial mask that not only is soothing but beneficial for your lovely face is one that includes honey, nutmeg, and cinnamon. This mask not only smells amazing, but is wonderful for your skin. The honey will help with inflammation and the nutmeg and cinnamon will exfoliate your skin when you rinse your face.
Start off by placing all the ingredients into a bowl and mixing it up, which should develop into a paste. Apply to your face gently and in circular motions. Leave the mask on your face for about 5 minutes and then rinse by softly scrubbing your skin to exfoliate.
6. Don’t have time to wash your hair? Don’t worry baby powder is here to your rescue to help you on your mission of beauty on a budget. Not only does baby powder smell good, but it can help dry up the oils accumulated overnight. Just dab a small amount of baby powder into your brush. Brush into your roots and poof the oils are gone.