Healthy, glowing skin is all the rage right now, but products advertised to help achieve this look can be quite pricey. So if you’re ballin’ on a budget but still wanna wake up feelin’ flawless, then keep reading to see how I save money on quality skincare!
✰1.The first item I use is CLEAN & CLEAR® deep action exfoliating scrub. I use this as my everyday face wash, normally in the shower. This wash is said to invigorate skin by cleansing pores deep down and gently exfoliating surface skin while providing a tingly, cooling sensation as you gently massage the scrub on skin. I can attest that this is an accurate description. I have been using this face wash for a few years now and it always leaves my face feeling fresh and clean which is exactly what you want in a face wash. You can find it at your local drug store, Walmart, Target, or anywhere they sell CLEAN & CLEAR® products for about 7 bucks!
✰2.The second item I apply to my face is the Herbal Dynamics Beauty Diamond & Pearl Firming Gel Mask. This mask is focused around 8 key ingredients: diamond powder, mother of pearl, acacia collagen, hyaluronic acid, roselle flower, and amino acids. These ingredients work together to brighten and even skin tones, hydrate and plump to soften fine lines, support firm, supple skin, fights inflammation and redness, & supports a radiant, smooth complexion. I use this product 2 to 3 times a week depending on how my skin is looking that week. It goes on smooth with a sparkling finish and gives your skin a cooling feeling. After incorporating this mask into my skin care routine I noticed my skin feeling soft and looking glowy. It feels very luxurious without breaking the bank. I was lucky enough to have this product send to me but you can get it for $30 at herbaldynamicsbeauty.com.
✰3. After I have set for 15 to 20 minutes with my mask and completely washed it off I apply a layer of aloe vera to my skin. Aloe vera is not just for after sun use; this plant has a ton of benefits. Some of the benefits for skin include moisturization, damage healing, increased elasticity, clearing up acne, and can also speed up hair growth which I will cover in a later step. A little goes a long way, so I use a little less than a dime sized. Make sure to avoid eye contact. I use the CVS brand which you can get online for 25% off the regular price of $4.
✰4.The next step of my routine is moisturizer. I use POND’S® Dry Skin Cream , another product I have use for multiple years. This product has a very smooth formula that absorbs easily into the skin to hydrate deeply while significantly reducing dryness. I dot this on my forehead, nose, and both sides of my moth which are my most frequently dry areas and rub it into my skin. You can get this products at your local drug store, Walmart, Target, or anywhere they sell skin care as well. I use the 6.5 oz container which retails around $5.
✰5.The second to last step involves some DIY-ing. I use a mixture of coconut oil and the same aloe vera used in the third step. I got a travel size container and put about a table spoon of each into the container. Like I mentioned before, aloe vera speeds up hair growth, while coconut oil conditions your lashes. The two working together help your lashes grow as well as thicken. I apply this with an old mascara brush that I have cleaned off. With aloe vera costing around $4, the coconut oil ranging anywhere from $5 to $15 depending on the brand you get, the travel container ranging around $2 and assuming you already have a mascara brush, you can make this serum for as low as $11 in total.
✰6.The final step is super quick, but super essential! I finish my skincare routine with a generous spritz of Herbal Dynamics Beauty Rose Water Calming Face Toner. This Toner contains key ingredients including rose essential oil, organic chamomile extract, organic which hazel, Aloe, hyaluronic acid, and green tea extract. According to their website this product helps improve effectiveness of beauty and skincare treatments by increasing permeability, making this toner perfect for use prior to serums and moisturizers in your routine. This product retails for $20 and is worth every penny! I have used Mario Badescu Facial Spray as well, which could be said to be a dupe, but I disagree. I have found that the Herbal Dynamics formula works way better and is worth the few extra dollars!
✰ADDITIONAL TIPS TO CLEAR SKIN:
- Drink the recommended amount of water every day
- Wash your make up brushes often
- NEVER sleep in make up
✰Disclaimer: *I realize not everyone has the same skin and this routine may not work for everyone. These are just affordable products I have found that help my skin out. *
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