5 Budget Skin Care Tips

by Kay Lynn

A couple of weeks ago I asked readers for their skin care tips.  The responses showed that not only is it pretty easy to take care of your skin, but inexpensive as well.

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1. Wash Your Face Before Bed. One of the common answers was to wash your face before bed.  If you have sensitive skin, use a gentle cleanser without a wash cloth.

2. Drink Water. This is like moisturizing your skin from the inside out.  Since our bodies is 70% water, it’s important to keep that level stable.  Without enough the skin will become dry and flaky.

3. Use Sunscreen.  I love the sun as much as the next person but you pay the price of going without sunscreen 20-30 years later with sunspots and wrinkles. 

It’s easy to put this on every morning now that I buy moisturizers and foundation with sunscreen included.  As one poster noted, don’t forget your neck!

4. Eat Well. Eating a well-balanced diet with food that is prepared  without added fats is good for you in general.  Many people experience skin problems from eating fried/greasy foods or refined sugars.

According to the Mayo Clinic, it’s not just fats that are bad for your skin.  Carbohydrates contribute to skin aging.

5. Moisturize and Exfoliate.Include skin care products in your budget to moisturize your skin daily and exfoliate regularly.

You don’t have to buy expensive products for either need. Some people swear by olive oil or other natural ingredients.

Exfoliation is the process of removing the top, dead layer of skin cells which gives your skin a glow. You can buy products or make your own. Mrs. Money has a recipe for candy cane scrub that’s also good for gifts.

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Taking care of your skin doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive.  These five tips will help you keep your body looking good and healthy for years to come.

photo credit: shawncampbell 

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Jersey Mom September 24, 2010 at 7:15 am

I agree. I’d also like to add that make-up is not good for our skin so try to use it as little as possible.

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Kay Lynn September 26, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Someone did mention that, but I’m not sure that makeup is always bad. Maybe it depends on what kind?

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Khaleef @ KNS Financial September 25, 2010 at 5:35 pm

I used to drink at least a gallon of water a day when I worked out, and my skin was fine. But since I stopped working out, my skin is so dry! I plan to start working out again this week, so hopefully that will help my skin!

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Kay Lynn September 26, 2010 at 6:36 pm

I feel so dry when I don’t get my daily dose of water drunk. I do better during the week because I pretty much sit in one spot all day. At home, I’m all over and don’t do so well.

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