Fall is here. Time to change up the skincare routine. But, right now it may look impossible on a shoestring budget. Let me share with you a few ways to still take care of your self. Frugal moms have too stick together.
One sure way to know if you’re ready for a skincare regimen is a skin test. First, dry skin is damaging and does not hold a glow. Second, if your skin is too oily then it can cause acne problems.
Keeping skin healthy in the fall is easy. Five ways to keep skin glowing and wrinkle free is a good daily routine from daily. Taking care of skin now will help later. Let me share with you some shoestring budget ideas to look great and be confident!
Have a daily morning routine that includes moisturizing. Keep skin looking younger and healthier by applying a daily moisturizer. One more step-in a morning routine that will build confidence. Moisturizing doesn’t have to be expensive. Using a very small amount of olive oil in key places on your face will give enough moisture to avoid dry skin.
Lack of moisturizer, especially in the cooler fall temps can leave skin looking dull and less vibrant.
Find a good moisturizer that works well with oily or dry skin. If there is not a coupon or sale then look in the budget for another way to save.
Natural vs. Store Purchase on a Shoestring Budget
Additionally, there are a ton of different beauty products to choose from in the market. Pick three of the most affordable moisturizers that work with dual skin types, and sample them. To avoid breakouts, use the products for 2-3 weeks to settle on the day and night cream that works best.
Many times, as busy moms we skip the skincare routine, or makeup routine because we take that time to do other “important” tasks. Giving ourselves time in the morning and evening to take care of ourselves builds confidence. this confident feeling spills over into daily activities and an overall content feeling. There are fewer feelings of depravity when we take a simple bubble bath to soft music or spend 15 minutes in the morning fixing our hair.
To look good is to feel good. Take time to pamper yourself. Additionally, if cost is a problem save up for a treat like a facial once or twice a year. Self improvement is exhilarating when trying to stay on a budget.
Taking care of our skin is an important task. Feeling good about how we look is important. It doesn’t take long hours of hair and makeup. Adding a quick moisturizer in the morning and night serum at night is a good self care technique.
Consistency in Routine
Skincare results may not show up right away. Consistently and diligently using a moisturizer in the fall should show results in 3-4 weeks. Some moms may see results in more wrinkle prone area’s , or an overall smoother skin texture. Usually, my skin is more oily in the summer. Fall and winter my skin breaks out if I do not moisturize. I definitely make it a priority to use my moisturizer each day before makeup.
How to find products for each season for a reduced price is to buy them on sale. Don’t wait until the jar is empty. Buy summer hydration products in the winter when they are cheaper, and vice versa. Occasionally, I will use my Sam’s club rewards for a coupon to get my moisturizer cheaper.
Avoid Summer Damage
Summer is hard on skin. The sun, pool and heat take a toll on our face. Using a light moisturizer with a sunscreen helps in the summer. Using a wide brimmed hat or sun visor is a good protector for the face. In addition to this try using a sunscreen in the morning before applying makeup. I have found that prevention is worth a pound of cure. So, take care of your skin now to maintain elasticity. Finally, wear sunglasses because they keep you from squinting. Cheap ones are found at the Dollar Tree.
Saving Money and Buying Skincare Products
Keeping to a skincare routine is possible even when products are expensive. Fall is an important time to start a moisturizing routine. Skin gets dry, and whether it is important to age or not, healthy skin is worth the effort. I like to look nice and feel confident as I age. Taking care of my skin is one way that I prepare myself for the day.
Frugal living doesn’t mean go without, at least not in my book. It means don’t spend as much, or don’t pay full price.
- Using coupons or discounts is one way to save, when they are available. As a homeschool mom I do not have a huge budget for skincare. I have to use what is affordable and on sale.
2. Be creative in ways to save. Ten years ago, I started selling a product line to save on skincare needs. There are ways and companies that you can earn a discount on products and then make money at the same time. That is another way to afford skincare products.
For my own self care I had to be intentional. Intentional for me meant is taking care of my skin, especially as I age. As a homeschool mom it is important for me to take care of myself so that I can be great for my kids.
Skincare, makeup and other beauty products can be pricey. Many stores does have affordable skincare and sales on a bundle of skincare are frequent. But, shop on sale and use a small amount to stretch the jar amount even either. Decrease the usage to one time daily.
Shoestring Budget Skincare Tips
As opposed to summer where skin can be more oily, Dry, itchy skin is no fun. As the weather gets colder skin will get dryer. That is why in the fall I add a moisturizer.
For me, my skin gets very dry in the fall and tends to cause more breakouts. My skincare routine in the fall is day and night cream. My skincare routine in the summer is a daytime vitamin C oil.
Adjust the amount of moisturizer to the needs of your skin. As each season approaches add, or lessen the use. These ideas and suggestions are totally my own and what I do each day. Please use what is important and discard the rest.
Use judgment in all seasons whether it is the sun in the summer or the wind in the colder seasons. For more tips on frugal living, homeschooling and suburban homesteading sign up for my newsletter!