Inexpensive ways to beautify yourself are nice to know if you like to use drug store products or don’t want to spend a ton of money on your personal care routine. Saving money is something that’s always on my mind and I strive to be frugal in every aspect of life. I’ve searched high and low, and collected 9 of the very best and inexpensive ways to beautify yourself and wow everyone around you! Your friends will all wonder what your secrets are!
1. At Home Facial
One of the best ways to beautify yourself is by giving yourself a facial at home! Forget paying salon prices, all you need is a mask of your choice from the drugstore. Choose according to your skin type. While in the shower, apply the mask to your face while you wash your hair and shave. It won’t dry all the way, but the steam from the shower will help penetrate your pores for a deep clean!
2. Inexpensive Body Scrub
Newsflash: you don’t need a separate body scrub for every part of your body! One scrub will suffice for everything, and it can be found in your kitchen! The recipe is two parts sugar, one part sea salt, one part honey, one part olive oil, and a drop of lemon juice. Apply over your body in circular motions, and rinse off for baby smooth skin!
3. Refresh Your Makeup
No need to remove your makeup and reapply for the evening! Simply mist your face with a spray bottle of toner and lightly pat dry. Now, refresh key places, like blush, concealer, or eyeliner. Pat your face with powder, and viola! Your face is brand new, and you didn’t have to start from scratch.
4. Stretching Your Foundation
In the summer time, most girls don’t need or want to wear a heavy foundation. But that doesn’t mean you need to rush out and spend a load of money on a tinted moisturizer! Just mix a few drops of your regular foundation with a pump of your daily moisturizer. Now you have saved yourself a little money, and still have the product you need!
5. Beauty Cheats
It’s nice to know a few inexpensive beauty cheats! Here are my favorites. Hair conditioner works as a great shaving cream, with better results. Vaseline not only moisturizes intensely dry skin and callouses, but it removes eye and lip makeup too! And baby powder works as a dry shampoo in a pinch.
6. Take Care of Your Makeup Brushes
This may sound like a strange tip, but taking good care of your makeup brushes helps you save money on your beauty routine! Clogged makeup brushes not only waste product, but they also contaminate your products and your face, causing breakouts and resulting in spending more money on your skin. Your brushes will last longer if you care for them too!
7. Beautiful Skin Secret
Nice skin care products are great, if you can afford them. We all need one or two beauty items we allow ourselves to splurge on! But here are some inexpensive skin secrets. Never go to bed with makeup on! It clogs your pores and results in breakouts. Use witch hazel as a toner once or twice a week. It’s an all-natural astringent that helps cleanse and tighten the pores, and it prevents breakouts too!
8. Proper Application Techniques
Do you ever wonder why you need to replace your concealers so often? Most people don’t apply them right! Concealers are meant to be patted on, not rubbed in. The friction from your fingers or brush causes the concealer to melt away when you rub it in, thus using more product!
9. Look More Awake
Did you pull a late night? Here’s how to fake a good night's rest! Apply some eye drops to reduce the redness. Pat a brightening concealer around your eyes. Apply your makeup as normal, but don’t line your lower lash line with dark liner. Instead, use a white pencil to line your inner rims! The result is a wider, brighter eye.
Knowing inexpensive ways to beautify yourself will help you out the next time you need to go buy beauty products! You now know which items can pull double duty and multi-task, and a few things you can do on the side to avoid needing extra products. What are YOUR tips and tricks for beauty on a budget?