Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Skincare on a Budget

Skincare on a budget

One of the problems with buying skincare products is the hefty price tag that comes with them. As my skin is relatively clear and spot free, I tend not to spend so much on high end items meaning it's easy for me to escape the extortionate prices. My skincare routine is relatively cheap, I use products which I know work well with my sensitive skin and therefore leaving it in good condition. 

 It is worth baring in mind that a lot of shops do there own brand versions of products, however I tend to stay clear of these as I've had problems in the past due to certain chemicals. I'd much rather pay that little bit extra just so I feel more satisfied with what I'm applying to my face.  

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water £3.32
I apply this product to a cotton pad and gently use it to remove any make up or excess oils from my face. It works to cleanse the face, and is an ideal product as you don't need to wash off anything after! It is always worth doing this a couple of times, just so that you are 100% certain your face is clean. The bottle says it lasts for 200 uses, I've never kept a tally but I can definitely agree that this lasts for a long period of time.

Simple Kind to Skin Soothing Facial Toner £2.19
After cleansing, I apply this a toner to another pad. Toner is a product that is relatively knew to me, in fact it's quite common that a lot of people skip this stage out! It is important to tone as it works to remove any final dirt, oil and debris from your face which will result in the skin appearing hydrated and with a natural radiance. 

Simple Kind to Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser £2.66
Using a pea sized amount of moisturiser, I massage this all over my face to restore the moisture in the skin. Ideally, you should never cleanse/remove make up and not moisturise as you'll notice your skin will begin to dry out. I like to focus applying this product to the tops of my nose and my cheeks as these are the driest areas on my face. Using a rich moisturiser can often be too much for young skin, if you're not sure which one to buy always check with the assistants in store.

Simple Kind to Skin Soothing Eye Balm £2.66
I take a tiny squeeze of this eye balm onto my finger and dab this under my eyes. It is important to not apply this directly under the eye as this can result in puffiness. This skin is the most sensitive area on your face and so to apply this product effectively it should be placed onto the eye socket bone. 

Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm £1.94
Finally my lips need moisturising whether I'm applying a lippy later or if i'm going to bed. It's the same with your face, it is important to hydrate and moisten your lips so that they do not dry out resulting in cracks appearing. I love the burst bees lip balms as they have a nice taste and fragrance but it's also great to know that you're applying something natural to your face.

I hope this post helped if any of you are struggling on achieving a good skin regime when you have a strict budget. Let me know of any products you love below! 

Please note that all prices were accurate at the time of publishing.

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