How to Save on Sensational Skin

Beautiful skin

Beautiful Skin

Whether you have problem skin that needs extra attention, or your skin is fairly healthy, you don’t need to break the bank to have a clean face that’s breakout-free.

Having healthy, clear skin is an excellent confidence booster. Unfortunately, with all the existing pricey products, taking care of your skin can be an expensive endeavor. Whether you have problem skin that needs extra attention, or your skin is fairly healthy, you don’t need to break the bank to have a clean face that’s breakout-free. Take a look at the following ideas for saving money on skincare.

Try a homemade exfoliant. Exfoliants are important for your skin because they get rid of dead skin cells and have a renewing effect. They should be used twice a week. But don’t rush out to the store and spend a lot of money buying one. Instead, try making one out of a few simple ingredients you may already have at home. A great recipe for a skin exfoliant involves honey, sugar, and plain yogurt. If you don’t have these on hand, they’re all available at the grocery store for a fraction of the cost of pre-made skin exfoliants. The best part is you can reuse the ingredients to make several batches of exfoliant over a long period of time, making it even more cost-efficient. If you have acne, try adding some crushed aspirin to the mixture for some pimple-fighting action.

Don’t waste your money on expensive exfoliating brushes.The Clarisonic is a popular electric face brush. It’s a deep cleansing skincare system that can reduce breakouts – but it can also cost more than $120. In addition to this, you have to keep shelling out about $25 every time you need to change the brush. This is not a long-term solution for those interested in keeping costs low. Instead, there are manual versions of facial cleansing brushes that work just as well for a fraction of the cost. Glamour.com highlights one such brush from the Sephora Collection, the Ultimate Dual Exfoliating Face Brush. It’s a two-sided brush that can penetrate your pores for a deep cleansing. And best of all, it only costs around $20. That’s a significant price difference.

Use home remedies on your pimples. Acne medication costs a lot. Even the drugstore brands can be high-priced. But if you have a breakout, you’ll usually pay the money and forgo frugality in favor of clearer skin. You don’t have to spend a large chunk of cash every time you find a pimple on your face. Instead there are ways to use things you already have in your home. One common technique is applying toothpaste to your pimples. Toothpaste is great for pimples because, as it dries overnight, it reduces inflammation. Similarly, creating a paste of baking soda and water will diminish the appearance of your pimple. White vinegar and ice will both have a positive effect on your breakout, as well.

With the price of skincare products it can seem like having good skin is a luxury for the wealthy. But there are ways to get around the high costs and practice regular facial cleansing on a budget. Use these tips the next time you have a breakout, or just to maintain already healthy skin.

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