Updated: January 13, 2021
Beauty may depend on the eye of the beholder, but smooth, clean, and clear skin will always have an advantage. Thus, it’s not surprising to know that the current global skincare market is estimated to be worth USD 121 billion.
However, having healthy and flawless skin need not be expensive. Here are some practical and easy-to-do tips you can follow to achieve that beautiful skin for less cost.
1. Wear sunscreen.
Wearing sunscreen will help prevent wrinkles, sun spots, and even skin cancer. As they say, prevention is better than cure. So by protecting your skin now, you’ll save money on pricey creams and skin treatments later.
2. Know your skin type.
Not all skin products are good for you. It’s important to know and buy products that are made for your skin type. For example, if you have oily skin, then a sunscreen gel is better for you than a sunblock lotion.
3. Buy products that multitask.
Buy products that do more than just one task. It’ll save you money and you’ll have less clutter in your makeup bag. For example, a friend recommends BB Cream because it’s a foundation, moisturizer, and sunscreen in one package.
4. Use less products.
Moreover, you would naturally save more money if you simply use fewer skin products. If you apply a facial mask once a week, see if it will make a difference if you do it less frequently, perhaps just twice or once a month.
5. Apply only the appropriate amount.
Read product instructions and be careful to apply only the right amount to avoid unnecessary excess. Apply creams with your fingers to maximize it, and use a cotton pad instead of cotton balls for liquid products to lessen waste.
6. Buy small sizes first.
If want to try a new product, buy a small size first to see if it’s compatible and effective on your skin. You don’t want to waste money on something that will turn out to be useless or even bad for you.
7. Consult a dermatologist.
Visit a dermatologist and ask for the best skin regimen that’s personalized to your needs. If you know exactly what your skin requires, then you won’t have to spend on non-essential skin products.
8. Lead a healthy lifestyle.
I know several people who don’t use skincare products at all, except sunscreen. Eating a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, regular exercise, and adequate sleep are enough for them to have healthy, glowing skin.
9. A positive attitude helps, a lot.
Lastly, remember to smile often. Always be kind. Take time to help people. Having a generous heart and an optimistic view of life will go a long way to making you look young, fresh, and beautiful.
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