3 Cheap Ways to Elevate Your Skin Care Routine
With the holiday season around the corner, many of us are pinching pennies in hopes to boost our gift-buying budget. But, if there’s anything you shouldn’t scrimp on it’s your own skin care routine. If you’re looking for cheap ways to elevate your current skin care routine, you’re in luck! We’ve rounded up three great affordable skin care options that will make your routine feel more luxurious—and your wallet feel more full—below.
Try a Product with a Certain Je Ne Sai Quois
Is there anything as luxurious or as chic as French girl? We think not. And while we’d be happy to hop onboard a plane to revel in all things Parisian on the other side of the pond, it’s not exactly a budget-friendly plan. Thankfully, a trip to our local drugstore to stock up on a few French skin care must-haves is! Micellar water is the go-to facial cleanser of French girls everywhere. Using dirt-trapping micelle technology, these no-rinse solutions, attract, hold on to, and remove makeup, dirt, and other impurities from the skin’s surface, all while maintaining the skin’s moisture balance and never turning on the sink. An affordable option that earns high marks is Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Makeup Remover & Cleanser. At less than $10, this wallet-friendly micellar water helps to cleanse and refresh skin without the need for harsh rubbing.
Pencil in a Weekly Facial
Weekly appointments at the spa sound great right? That is, until you barely have enough to cover rent. Why not go the DIY route and pencil in an at-home facial? Face masks come in a variety of formulas with a multitude of benefits. Some can help to decongest pores while others are able to exfoliate the skin’s surface. L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Mask Range—which contains three unique clay-based face masks all for less than $15 each—is a great way to target multiple skin care concerns at once…just like they do at the spa! But, unlike spa appointments, you can afford to use these beauties once a week in a multi-masking session. Check out how we use the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Masks for multi-masking here!
Find a Multitasking Moisturizer
By now you’re well versed on the importance of moisturizing…right?! (Here's a quick refresh for those who may have forgotten.) Every single skin type—yes, even oily and combination skin—needs to use moisturizer after cleansing their skin—this means after washing your face morning and night and after hopping out of the shower. By skipping this all-too-important skin care step you run the risk of having skin that appears dull. For those with dry skin that means increased tightness and discomfort and for those with oily skin that means overactive sebaceous glands—read: excess oil—to overcompensate for what the skin feels it’s missing. To elevate your skin care routine in an affordable way, find a moisturizer that seemingly does it all, like Carol’s Daughter Body Jelly. This multi-purpose moisturizer boasts a whooping 15 benefits, from hydrating dry cuticles to helping to tame flyaways! We list all the beauty benefits of the Body Jelly here, but what we love most about it is its price point. Less than $15! Sign us up!