Having a skin care regimen can become expensive. It definitely is worth it and I am a believer in treating yourself BUT if you are short on funds there are a few things you can do to stretch your skin care.
There are so many benefits of using fruits and vegetables that you may already have
stocked in your kitchen. Fruit juices like lemon and orange provide natural brightening
and Vitamin C benefits. They also help lighten dark spots over time. Things like pumpkin and honey are also good for your skin. Pumpkin is a natural exfoliant and honey helps to fight acne and is a good anti-oxidant.
Manual exfoliators have granolas in them that slough off the
dead skin. Sugar can do the same thing! Add a little sugar to the cleanser you already use 1-2 times a week and there’s the exfoliation you need!
You can add some lemon juice to a cleanser or exfoliator if you have some sun spots or dark spots you want to fade.
Tea Tree Oil
I love tea tree oil. I always keep a bottle in my bathroom. When used you don’t need much. My 2 oz bottle has lasted me at least 2 years, and the bottle is only half gone. You can find it at any store that sells vitamins. I got mine from Walmart; they’re usually mixed in with the vitamins.
Tea tree oil is an antiseptic and can treat acne so I use it a couple of different ways. Sometimes I use a dropper to add it to my cleanser to prevent acne. Since I have combination oily skin I’m more suceptible to acne.
If I do get a blemish I dip a q-tip in the oil and cover the blemish, which makes it a spot treatment. Since its an antiseptic so you can also use it to clean cuts and bruises.
Hope you guys enjoyed today’s post. Let me know if you try using any of these ideas!