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!!!!
10 thoughts on “Ten Tops Tips For Beautiful Skin On A Budget”
I always tell my clients and friends if they doing have time or can’t afford a facial to spend a little extra time duRing cleansing to gentle massage the face from centre out. This helps stimulate fresh blood to the face and push out lymph helping you look fresh faced!! Cheap, easy and relaxing!!
oooh lovely thanks Simone!
I like this article. I would add reduce sugar as excessive sugar also produces wrinkled skin.
Of course – that’s a good tip too. My tummy doesn’t like too much sugar, which will then affect my skin, so really good point.
I completely agree with the drinking water and SPF tinted moisturiser and would like to add my top tip – which is to wear big sunglasses to protect the skin around the eye area. It really works!
You are totally right – plus a good pair of sunglasses hides a multitude of sins in the morning when you’ve got young kids ;o)
Great Advice! Have to agree with everything you have said! Have to say I am a little obsessive when it comes to skin care! I am just so afraid of looking old so I always make sure to take time out in the day to wash all my make up off, cleanse and tone and invest in good moisturisers! I use face masks, and have found vitamin e oil (in its purest form) to work wonders! Massaging it into your skin and leaving it over night can allow you to wake up and to see a noticeable difference!
oooh thank you mandy, I’m tempted by that vitamin E oil – although my skin is never keen on the oils/serums that are often suggested. I’ll let you know if it works!
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