Looking good is important to us. While it doesn’t (and shouldn’t) completely define us, we still put so much effort into making ourselves look pleasant to others. This is why beauty channels, makeup tutorials, skincare routines, and products appeal to us – especially women. On the internet alone, you can find countless ways, DIY skincare tips, and products to us for that “perfect, glowy, flawless skin”. (The most popular nowadays is the K-beauty routines.)
However, caring for your skin – and face – can be a bit luxurious for some. Most skincare products, especially those endorsed by celebrities are pricey. And let’s not forget that most skincare routines require multiple products to achieve the “best results”. Having a flawless skin can cost a lot that we can almost say indulging in it is like an “investment”.
But how about those who don’t have the means to “invest” in skincare? Don’t worry, hope is not lost for the likes of you and me. Here are some low-budget skincare alternatives you can use at home.
Cheap and Natural Skincare Alternatives
1. Facial wash
Who says you need the most expensive soap to wash your face well?? Your good old soap will do. What’s is more important what you put on your face after washing.
2. Lemons as a toner
For the facial toner, all you need are lemon and water. And some cotton to apply the mixture with. Simply squeeze the life (the juice) out of that poor lemon, then add two (2) tablespoons of water. And voila, you’re very own facial toner!
Use the mixture the same way you would use a $45.00 facial toner. Use cotton to apply the mixture different parts of your face. When the cotton gets dirty, get a new one. Repeat the process until you no longer see dirt on the cotton.
Lemons act as natural alcohol, so be ready for a stinging sensation during the application. Mixing it with water neutralizes the lemon, so it won’t sting your face as much. And even if this does, it’s going to be worth it because this mixture effectively gets rid of a lot of dirt, oil dust on your face.
3. Cucumber as a moisturizer
Applying facial toners can dry your skin, so always remember to moisturize your face afterward. The latter also provides nutrients for your skin to absorb.
And for our low-budget, yet effective, moisturizer, we have the good old Cucumber!
Cut the cucumber in a shape you’re most comfortable with. Most people just cut it in circles, though you can do different shapes if you want to be creative. The shape won’t affect the cucumbers’ effectivity anyway.
Place the sliced cucumbers evenly on your face, and leave it for about 30 minutes. The longer you leave it, the more nutrient your skin can absorb for supple skin.
Why spend a lot on skincare products that claim to use “natural” ingredients when you can use that natural ingredient itself?
Follow this cheap, natural DIY skincare tips regularly, and you’ll be well on your way to getting a healthy, beautifully glowing skin.
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