One of my biggest tips to looking after yourself and feeling sparklier is to look after your skin.
There is no short cut; Kate Moss is a good living example of how partying and not looking after your skin will catch up to you eventually.
However, you also don’t have to go as far as Gwyneth Paltrow and you don’t have to spend a fortune.
I’m really fussy as I have rosacea and therefore the products I use have to be Paraben free (you wouldn’t believe the difference it makes). But luckily there are now really good value products available which are much cheaper; e.g. £5 per pot, rather than £20 per pot.
I ALWAYS wash and moisturise my skin morning and night. I do it without exception, because I had (or have) difficult skin; which then rewards me by looking like I have great skin.
I don’t bother with toning; cold water does that for me.
One of my biggest and cheapest secrets is to use a flannel. That way I hardly ever have to use a face mask or scrub, because I get a gentle exfoliation every single day.
Another one is to go out for a walk or a run; fresh air helps as well; who’d have thought that going for a walk is better for your skin that going to the gym sometimes!
So to have beautiful skin on a budget make sure you:
1) cleanse & moisturise every morning and night
2) Use cold water instead of toner
3) drink water
4) gently exfoliate regularly (or use a flannel)
5) eat moderately healthily
6) always use sun protection (I like tinted moisturisers with SPF)
7) don’t smoke (sorry, but you’ll get wrinklier quicker if you continue)
8) count your blessings (stops the wrinkles looking miserable)
9) Use face products that have as few chemicals & parabens in them as possible
10) Don’t binge drink (red noses are not attractive!)
Remember your skin is your body’s biggest organ, so it’s worth looking after. Glowing healthy skin is really attractive, and doesn’t need to cost you a bomb.
Do you have any tips you’d like to share? I’d love to know?
Try out these tips and if they help, please come back and put a comment in to encourage other people. You should see an improvement really quickly within a couple of weeks.
I was inspired to write this post by My family club, who have paid for me to write two posts about ways to save money. They have a regular twitter party on thursdays with the hashtag #thriftythursday, which is jam packed with ideas for saving money. This weeks being beauty tips, check out their 10 cult beauty buys for under £5.
I really recommend you check out them out, not just because they paid for this post and review, but also because I think it’s a great site. It has tonnes of vouchers and discounts that you could then use to look after yourself and feel more sparkly again!
MOST importantly they have a competition where you would win an IPAD3 when you register!!!!