Nov 28, 2020 10:14 AM EST
5 Tips for Saving Money on Skincare Products
There's nothing wrong with spending money to take better care of ourselves. However, the price of many skincare products is getting ridiculous. Coupled with the ever-increasing number of different products we're told to use, it's easy to overspend on skincare.
The good news is there are several ways to lower the cost of achieving great skincare:
Make it simple
Skincare doesn't have to be complicated. Gentle soap, daily moisturizer, and hydration creams are all you need. Don't let advertising and advice columns convince you otherwise. While there's nothing wrong with investing in additional skincare measures, the bottom line is you can get the results you want with just a handful of products. That means peace of mind for those on a tight budget.
Focus on habits instead of products
There's something to be said about the role our habits play in the health and wellness of our skin. While quality skincare products are helpful, they can't mask the signs of long-term alcohol consumption and tobacco use. The same goes for the toll our skin pays for poor sleep patterns and other bad habits. If you want to take care of your skin on a budget, start focusing on these and other outside factors. Getting rid of bad habits and starting good ones doesn't cost any money while contributing to better-looking skin.
Eat better foods
Diet is another outside factor that plays a significant role in the quality of our skin. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars every month on expensive lotions and overpriced serums, focus on eating healthier foods throughout the week. A diet rich in vitamins and minerals will do wonders for health and wellness, skin included. What's more, making the switch to healthier home-cooked meals will be a budget-friendly solution all on its own.
Exercise more often
Once again, healthy living choices are essential to have better-looking skin on a limited budget. This time, the healthy living factor in focus is regular exercise. Even something as quick and straightforward as the seven-minute workout is better than nothing. With that said, the gold standard seems to be 30 minutes of moderate to intense exercise four times a week. There are many ways to commit to that amount of exercise at home without spending money. We guarantee increased fitness will contribute to improved skincare while costing little to nothing in the long-run.
See a dermatologist
Visiting a dermatologist at least once a year is a simple and effective way to affordably stay on top of skincare. With most medical insurance plans, such a visit should cost no more than $50 out-of-pocket. A dermatologist can put you on the right path to better skincare while also helping you steer clear of things that can damage your body's outer layer.
Make your own skincare products
Lastly, there's always the option of making your own creams, lotions, moisturizers, and soaps at home. It's a tedious process that involves careful measuring and mindful mixing, but the result is access to an array of skincare solutions that are otherwise outside your budget. Do-it-yourself skincare products are an especially ideal option for those with a knack for arts and crafts and similar activities.
Loving the skin we're in is a worthwhile investment. With that said, the cost of skincare can get pretty expensive. Those on a tight budget need ways to save money on achieving better-looking skin, which is why we hope the suggestions included above can lay the groundwork for making that happen.
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