Skin Care on a Budget 

Hello everyone, it’s P. In my last post I mentioned that I have a slight addiction to skin care products. However, as a person with limited income, I must be thrifty and experiment within my means. Lucky for me, all natural skin care remedies are often easy on your wallet, and gentle on your skin! 

  • I’ve struggled with oily skin for a while now. Every time I’d finish one face wash, I’d move onto the next, unsatisfied with the results I was getting. The face wash I’m working with right now, however, may be a keeper! Lately I’ve been using Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser. Charcoal is great for oily skin. It practically drags the dirt from your pores. I wash my face with this twice a day and exfoliate with a soft silicone cleansing brush. 
  • The next thing you need for a proper skin care routine is toner. Toner is important to help minimize pores. It clears out any remaining oils and grime, leaving your skin refreshed. I’ve recently been using Thayer’s Witch Hazel with rose water. It’s alcohol-free so you know it won’t dry out your skin! It’s so light and easy that you can use it throughout the day anytime you need a pick me up. Another added plus; rose water has great anti-inflammatory properties that’ll leave your skin clear and reduce the appearance of acne. 
  • Now the last step of your skin routine is moisturizing. Remember, just because you want to put a stop to excess oil that’ll make your face appear dirty, doesn’t mean you want to rid your skin of essential hydration! Of course moisturizer is important, but that doesn’t mean you need to go broke buying unnecessarily expensive product. My favorite moisturizer is also extremely frugal; coconut oil! I adore coconut oil, I use it obsessively. I use it in the shower after my soap to soften my skin. I use it on my lips to prevent chipping. It’s a miracle make-up remover (it literally melts make-up off your skin!). After my toner dries I warm some coconut oil in my hands until it achieves an buttery texture and then massage it into my face. Then i wash it off (but remember, it’s an oil which will not mix with water, so you must make sure to rinse properly).  Pat dry with a towel. 

I know that skin can be fickle and vary widely from person to person, but this routine helps me manage my skin fairly well. Not only does my skin seem less oily since I started, the coconut oil also makes my complexion more even. I hope you’ll give it a try!

xx. P

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