Beauty on a budget

Tightening your belt and drawing in your horns doesn’t sound like a particularly attractive look and, as expressions for cutting back on your spending, they don’t evoke images of sparkling eyes and silky skin. However, beauty can be less beastly on a budget if you follow these tips for creating your own homemade products.

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Body scrubs are easy to make with a combination of coarse sugar (brown or white is fine), olive oil, lavender oil and something that smells good such as a vanilla pod. Simply store the sugar and vanilla pod in an airtight container for a couple of weeks then remove the pod and add the equivalent amount of olive oil and a few drops of the lavender oil.

An avocado facial moisturiser is simplicity itself and prepared in seconds: blend an avocado with a teaspoon of honey until smooth and leave on your skin for about fifteen minutes. Rinse off for a silky soft finish.

Create your own facial at home and enjoy the relaxing effects of an antioxidant pumpkin face mask. Combine pulped pumpkin (seeds removed) with a whole egg and a teaspoon of honey and then add a tablespoon of cider vinegar if you have oily skin. Apply to face and leave for twenty minutes or until your skin feels refreshed. Rinse off.

Sometimes, simply allowing yourself ‘time off’ from the hectic way we live can put a spring in your step. Try doing nothing for twenty minutes, without any distractions or interruption. Put on comfortable clothes, draw the curtains and find some relaxing music to play quietly in the background. Close your eyes and try and drift away, focussing your mind on a warm light if possible. If you find your mind buzzing, rather than trying to ignore it, attempt to focus on what it is that’s troubling you.

Eliminate worry from your life.

One of the most ageing habits many of us fall victim to is worry. It shows on your face in the form of frown lines on the forehead or those little pinched creases between our eyebrows and is often a result of over-thinking a problem without taking positive action. As part of your budget beauty regime, you could take a long hard look at the other areas in your life where you may be overspending and resolve to find ways to cut back on these costs too. You can find more useful money saving tips here that could help you cut back on food, energy, travel and other day-to-day costs – and even have fun into the bargain.

Comments

  1. I love this beauty tips especially that I can save more. Body scrubs made of sugar is a must-try! Oatmeal works, too!

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  2. Before, I used to use evaporated milk with calamansi and leave it on my face. It helped ease the adolescent break out I was experiencing. 🙂 Your suggestions also sound very promising 😛 I really do need to save at the moment hehe

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  3. I’ve been meaning to try and make my own facial scrubs, but I always forget.. >.< Anyway, thanks for sharing this post. It somehow served as a reminder for me to start making my own home-made beauty remedies.. 🙂 Cheaper and safer pa!

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  4. Great tips! It’s great to know we women can still look beautiful – even if our budget is tight!

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  5. great tips for the beauty concious out there. I say, natural things are better, compared to the commercially tailored beauty products out there. Just be careful with what you use on your face. Be an informed product user.

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  6. i also used to prepare my own homemade beauty products..since i don’t usually put something on my face, i just prepare them for my hair and sometimes for my skin..i’ve tried avocado for my hair..

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  7. Was here again. Gotta bookmark this since I love beauty tips aside from making money online. 🙂

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  8. Where do I sign up to eliminate worry from my life? 🙂 A nice facial, even for a guy, does make the skin feel tight and is refreshing. Doing nothing for 20 minutes would be quite the challenge.

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  9. I love how eliminating worry made the list of health tips. Will try that … along with the other recommendations. Thanks!

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  10. Girls usually to this one. Though, i’m not fan of the beauty churva but maybe boys also read this one because it’s time that boys give importance to their skin. hehehe..May i try this one.

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  11. I’ve read that brown sugar and salt are good body scrubs, but haven’t tried it yet. 🙂

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