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Today’s post is a special guest post from Zara Lewis! She graciously wrote a post for me on having a beautiful look on a budget, because I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to makeup. I’m hoping she can help enlighten you (and me!) on how to have healthier, better-looking skin without breaking the bank. Enjoy!
Who says that being beautiful requires spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars on different products? Well, I have to say that this is not true! You can care about your body and skin while spending no more than few dollars on beauty products, and if you would like to see how that is possible, stay with me! Here are some tips on how to achieve a beautiful look on a budget, so check them out!
1.) Home Remedies to the Rescue
Homemade face masks and scrubs are fantastic for numerous of reasons, one of which is certainly the fact that you make them on your own, using stuff you already have in your kitchen. Such products are definitely one of the best choices you can make, particularly because they are healthy in the first place – free of parabens and other toxic substances harmful for your overall well-being. The choice of ingredients depends on your skin type – if it is oily, egg whites are great for removing the excess oil and cleaning out pores. On the other hand, if it is dry, avocado can be very helpful because it replenishes moisture and makes your skin smooth and refreshed. Homemade scrubs are also amazing because the natural ingredients you use, such as olive oil and sea salt, are very gentle towards the skin. Check out some great recipes online.
2.) Don’t Splurge on Moisturizer
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There is no need for you to slather on moisturizer every day, because excess amounts of it can clog your pores, which can possibly cause breakouts further on. Besides that, your skin will quickly get fed up with it if you use it all the time. For that reason, you should really stop using so much of it – switch to a good sunscreen and use it instead of regular moisturizer. It will hydrate your skin while protecting it from sun damage, which will maintain its elasticity and premature aging. You will basically kill two birds with one stone this way!
3.) Use Foundation Sparingly
Wearing less foundation on a daily basis will make you look beautifully natural, plus the fact that a bottle will last much longer this way. Only the minimum amount of it will do wonders for your skin – it will blend into your skin perfectly and even its tone. This is also a good idea because you will have less foundation to remove later on, which will make it much easier for you. Needless to say, you will save makeup remover, too, which is a double saving.
4.) Coconut Oil Does Wonders
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Coconut oil is truly wonderful and versatile product, and you can use it in so many ways you aren’t even aware of. First of all, you can use it instead of your body lotion because it makes a great moisturiser – it absorbs very quickly, makes the skin look glowy, and smells adorably. It can also be used as a makeup remover, and not just when you run out of your regular one – it works perfectly even with waterproof makeup. What is great about coconut oil is the fact that it will leave your skin softer and rejuvenated, which is always a good thing.
5.) Switch to High-Quality Makeup
The key to success when it comes to younger-looking and refreshed skin is definitely high-quality makeup, carefully picked out of hundreds of brands that exist nowadays. It is crucial that you choose products that are made without talc, artificially added dyes and fragrances, and parabens, which are all harmful to your health. Choose wisely and opt for mineral products, such as Youngblood makeup, that will let your skin breathe and bring your beauty to light. You will not make a mistake with this one.
As you can see, there are many things you can do and still look beautiful, while saving some money at the same time. After all, it is not about the money you will spend – but about the quality of products you will use on your skin. It is your largest organ, so make sure that you treat it with respect!
Zara Lewis is a designer and a regular contributor to Highstylife , devoted to implementing healthy life habits in every aspect of life of her family and friends. She seeks for beauty in everything that surrounds her. Romantic soul and tech geek in one body. She enjoys hiking, cycling, yoga and cooking.