Who says maintaining a flawless and glowing skin always have to cost a ton? Skincare products may be expensive but there are some beauty regimens you can follow that are cost-effective. Yes, we are going to talk about frugal beauty! Cause being drop-dead gorgeous and having smooth and silky skin do not have to cost you a lot of money. All you need is discipline and a little extra care for your skin and overall health. Let's not prolong the introduction, I know you are very excited to know these secrets!
So, here are some tips and recommendations that you can (you should!) incorporate into your self-care and skincare plan. #FrugalBeautySavesTheDay
Sleep is important.
This is on top of our list because sleep is vital in keeping a healthy appearance. You should get enough rest and sleep every night. Six to eight hours of sleep every day is fine. If you are having trouble sleeping at night, make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark, and cool to keep you comfortable. Try to avoid eating heavy meals or drinking too much water at night. You can also take a warm bath before going to bed and listen to music to relax your mind. Also, turn off screens at least an hour before sleeping.
Keep that body movin'!
No need to spend a lot of money on keeping a healthy and beautiful appearance if you are taking care of that bod from the inside. Be active and try workout routines every day, every other day, or at least three times a week. There are many videos on YouTube that show how to do workouts at home with or without equipment. You can start with light yoga workouts or low-impact exercises. Your skin will be more beautiful when you start being physically active, trust me.
Eat your way to fabulous skin.
No matter how many anti-aging skin products we use, we cannot control our skin to age. Wrinkles and age spots are the indeed inevitable result of time. But did you know that poor nutrition can speed up the aging of your skin? So it is best to treat your skin kindly by eating antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, oily fish and nuts, healthy fats, and other nutritious food filled with vitamins and nutrients.
Practice a strict makeup-removal routine.
Nighttime skincare regiment is crucial, Always remove your makeup before going to bed because if you fail to do it, it can cause extensive damage to your skin during the night. It is necessary to know that your skin renews itself while you sleep, so if you leave your makeup on, you are preventing that from happening. Your skin needs to breathe to. Also, be sure to braid up your afro before you go to bed to avoid it from tangling so you will have well-managed hair when you wake up the next day.
Be mindful of what you drink.
Try to avoid drinking sugary beverages to help you have clearer skin. Water and teas are your best option, but you can also take fresh fruit juices. Try to eliminate powdered juice and fruit juices that contain a high amount of sugar.
Keep a positive mental attitude.
Of course, there are days when you feel like you cannot do it anymore or when you are feeling really low. But try to love yourself as much as possible even when you are on the edge of breaking down-- especially when you are on the edge of breaking down. Have positive self-talk and unconditional self-love. That is one of the biggest beauty secrets of all.
Here are some natural and inexpensive beauty products that are super good for your skin and hair.
I know you want to know what products can help you achieve a healthy and glowy skin that won't cost you a ton, so here they are:
- Shea butter is the best!
- You can use Jamaican black castor oil and extra virgin coconut oil for your hair.
- Opt for vanilla oil in lieu of expensive traditional perfumes.
- Sunscreen is a must even for black-skinned women like us!
There you have it. Applying these tips to your beauty regimen will help you get the look that you want without busting your budget. Be healthy inside and out!
If you want to get more beauty advice and some hair care tips for dark-skinned women, check out Black Lifestyle.