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beauty regime tips for low budget

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camberwellred Wed 12-Nov-14 18:19:31

Hello, I'm a mum of two and on a very low budget. I don't have money for facials, or any beauty regime, I hardly manage to get my hair sorted, maybe once/twice a year.]I've got really sensitive, dry skin & also am getting little black dots/heads around the nose and chin. I am clueless about any kind of regimes and my skin is starting to age, I think prematurely... I steamed my face the other day to help unclog the pores but it's even more dry now... I'm so out of touch and rubbish with anything like this, any top tips out there for a time and cash poor busy mum? Yuk.

whitebits Wed 12-Nov-14 18:27:21

Coconut oil - best thing I have ever used on my skin and cheap as chips. You can get more expensive stuff from the likes of Holland & Barret but I got a jar of it from Tesco for about £1.30 Got it in the "World Foods" aisle. Put a tsp full into your hand, rub until it's melted then rub into your face (dry skin). Then rub off/exfoliate with a face cloth. I do this twice to double cleanse and it has literally transformed my skin. You can even use a wee drop of it on your face at night as a moisturiser. It's fab stuff.

Skinheadmermaid Wed 12-Nov-14 18:38:26

Try not to eat sugar and drink plenty. (Easier said then done of course!)
Moisturise everyday; I have very sensitive skin and one of the few moisturises that doesn't set it off is vasaline lotion.
You can make exfoliators at home with ingredients such as porridge oats, yogurt, honey etc. Google for a few tips. Also the face masks you can buy in supermarkets for £1 are good, I swear by the aloe vera one when my skin has broken out.
Do you wear make up?

chanie44 Wed 12-Nov-14 18:39:38

I have a few tips:

Try your local beauty college for cheap haircuts.

Invest in a moisturiser for your face. I'm sure others will recommend a good cream for dry skin.

Drink lots of water. This will benefit your complexion,skin etc.

Paint your toenails. It's something small, but really makes me looked more groomed.

Google homemade beauty products. Many use store cupboard ingredients, so will be cheap.

Get a body brush, which helps with cellulite.

I've got a little face brush from the body shop for exfoliating my face, which I use when cleansing my face. A flannel will also work.

I also have a facial massager from the body shop which gets the blood flowing to my face.

I try and do little bits of maintenance often and often multi task once the children are in bed. For example, I may body brush whilst waiting for the bath to run, then I'll put on a face mask and paint my toe nails before relaxing on the bed.

camberwellred Wed 12-Nov-14 18:42:38

Wow, thanks, I cook with coconut oil so that sounds great. Sugar, yes I know but god this weather makes it so hard to curb it... I rarely wear make up, if I do I have a Bobbi Brown cover up stick, foundation makes my skin often look really dry and I'm so worried about clogging my pores more that I harpy ever wear anything (and look even more frightful!)

Skinheadmermaid Wed 12-Nov-14 18:47:40

Try a tinted moisturiser instead of foundation- foundation also makes my skin too dry- and a liquid concealer. I use the Collection one which is about £4.

dun1urkin Wed 12-Nov-14 21:28:49

Superdrug vitamin e stuff. I love it all!

EggbasketMcSpoon Wed 12-Nov-14 21:58:01

Definately superdrug vitamin E range, especially the hot cloth cleanser which might really help your spots.

Plain, original Vaseline is great for dry skin. I use it around my eyes every night too and I've always found it much better than any expensive eye cream.

maudpringles Wed 12-Nov-14 22:15:19

Definitely the superdrug range.
If you get them on offer, its a steal
I use a lot of their products as they are really good value, work well and are cruelty free.
I use scruby gloves in the shower to exfoliate- my skin is so soft.
Have a decent hair cut but colour at home saves money.I onlyr buy anything on offer.

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