Start your day with a hot-cold bath to replicate a spa experience. Use a mix of baking soda and lemon juice to exfoliate your skin and moisturize it with natural oils like jojoba oil for dry skin, almond oil for oily/acne prone skin. Cucumber/cold tea bags can help treat dark circles. Use a mix of 2 tbsp honey+1 tbsp each of olive/coconut oil, buttermilk for hair conditioning.
When you are on a tight budget, even drugstore beauty products can seem extravagant. Do not beat yourself up. You can still maintain a beauty routine without having to spend a fortune on fancy products.
Most items required to have a gorgeous skin are found in a rather unexpected place – the kitchen! These tips are skin friendly, and you no longer have to dream about the probability of getting flawless skin and hair on a shoestring budget. It is about to get real.
Pocket-Friendly Ways To Maintain A Natural Beauty Routine
Here are some ways to stay beautiful, which are also easy on your pocket.
1. Hot-Cold Bath Spa Treatment
Start your day with a hot and cold bath. It is one of the easiest ways to replicate a spa experience.
This treatment has been used for centuries, and it increases blood circulation to the skin, makes you energized, clears negative energy and has a powerful detoxification effect.
Start off with hot water and after two minutes switch to cold water. Repeat this several times until you are ready to end the shower.
2. Baking Soda As A Skin Exfoliator
Using baking soda is one of the best ways to exfoliate your skin. This miraculous powder is gentle, makes your skin soft and cleans debris, all of which cleanse and exfoliate your face. Plus you can add lemon juice to it for extra cleansing and a brightening effect.
Take enough baking soda to scrub your entire body including your face, 5 teaspoons of lemon juice, and water.
Mix the baking soda, lemon juice and water to a consistency where it is not too thick or runny. Scrub your body including your face for two minutes and wash thoroughly.
3. Oils As Skin Moisturizers
Once you have exfoliated your skin, the next step is to moisturize. Skip the fancy lotions and use oils. They do a better job than some of the conventional moisturizers available in beauty stores.
If you have dry skin, you can use jojoba oil to balance moisture and for instant hydration. People with oily and acne prone skin can use almond oil. Make sure you apply these oils when your skin is damp so that they are fully absorbed and will not leave behind any residue.
4. Honey For Hair Conditioning
Apart from making tea taste good, honey can help if you have dry or damaged hair. Honey feeds the hair follicles with essential nutrients, antioxidants, and moisturizes the scalp.
It is safe for the hair as it has stood the test of time. Honey has several vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for skin and hair.
To prepare a honey conditioner – take 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 tablespoon of olive or coconut oil, and 1 tablespoon of buttermilk.
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and keep it on the stove until it is warm. Apply it after you wash your hair and put on a shower cap. Leave it for 10 minutes and rinse thoroughly. Use this every week.
5. Lemon Infused Water For Manicure/Pedicure
It is possible to get beautiful feet and fingers from the comfort of your home. Regular pedicure and manicure improves blood circulation, removes dead cells and helps you relax.
For a pedicure, you will need a tub, few drops of baby shampoo, 1 tablespoon of rock salt and lemon. Lemon is rich in Vitamin C which helps lighten dark spots and pigmentation. Additionally, the benefits of vitamin c serums for face are well known.
Clean your feet and fill the tub with lukewarm water. Mix all the ingredients and soak your feet for 15 minutes. Rub your feet with a pumice stone and wipe your feet dry. Cut and file your nails and then moisturize.
For the manicure, clean your nails by soaking your fingers in some water with a few drops of lemon for 15 minutes. Dry your hands then cut, file and follow up with moisturizer. Once you have done this, apply nail polish.
6. Cucumber/Cold Tea Bags For Under Eye Treatment
You do not need to use expensive eye creams to treat dark circles and puffiness around the eyes. You can place sliced potatoes, cucumbers or even cold tea bags which will all have similar effects as creams.
When money is tight, these tips are your best bet. Apart from following these, stay hydrated, get some exercise, sleep well, and include fruits and vegetables in your diet.
It can do wonders for your skin and nourish your body as well!