Natural Skin Care on a Budget

Natural Skin Care on a Budget

Coconut oilOne of the frustrating parts of figuring out a beauty routine is the cost of beauty products! When you are trying to take care of your hair, skin, teeth, nails, and everything in between, it adds up – and so do the chemicals. Commercial products are filled with chemicals, dyes, and unpronounceable ingredients that your beauty routine – and your skin – would be better off without.

Luckily, there are natural and organic products available to tackle a wide variety of skin issues, and they won’t break your bank. Some of the best natural ingredients can even be found in your kitchen! Check out this list for some tips and ideas that will give your beauty regimen an au naturale makeover.

  1. Coconut Oil

There are over 100 uses for coconut oil, from a hair conditioner, to a skin moisturizer and acne fighter, to a makeup remover, stretch mark preventer, and age spot lightener! Coconut oil can be used from head to toe to help moisturize, smooth, fight bacteria, infections, and blemishes, and so much more.

  1. Witch Hazel

Witch hazel can reduce under eye puffiness, treat acne and even out splotchy skin, reduce wrinkles, and moisturize. Because it is an astringent, it can also be used to disinfect wounds, treat eczema, and sooth sunburns. A large bottle runs just a few dollars, and a little goes a long way!

  1. Avocado, Yogurt, and Honey

These three foods will give your routine similar benefits. They can be used as facial masks to moisturize, brighten, and fight bacteria.

  1. Baking soda, Oats, Sugar, and Salt

To achieve glowing, radiant skin, add one of these ingredients to your beauty routine as a skin scrub. They each have exfoliating properties that will leave your face and body smooth and refreshed, without the harsh chemicals in commercial exfoliant scrubs.

  1. Lemon, Vinegar, and Hydrogen Peroxide

The acidity in each of these natural ingredients helps to brighten skin that is dull or that has darkened over time (like elbows, knees, armpits, or sunspots).

Keep in mind that this is a very short list; there are tons of natural skin care products just like these that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, and can be found in your grocery store!