No woman alive would let the economy stand in the way of having a glowing complexion as well as having a healthier pocketbook. Who says you can't have your cake and eat it, too. There is no doubt about it, all over the world, Frugal beauty is definitely in!
Today's modern woman has chosen to ignore the technological advances of beauty creams and remedies, instead returning to a simpler time. Experimenting with grandmother’s proven recipes, it’s not hard to make useful body care treatments with items found around the house.
Never mind your age or your beauty flaws. With a little know-how and willingness to learn, you can concoct some thrifty, tried and true beauty treatments which will help you attain radiant beauty at a modest price.
Here are some to choose from:
Super Frugal Shampoo – and guess what, all the ingredients are probably already in your kitchen. Baking Soda makes a great non-shampoo of a shampoo. Rub a little soda on your scalp, rinse well, then add apple cider vinegar at the end as a fresh conditioner. The fresh clean smell will surprise you!
Lotions and Potions
If you like to wear makeup, add a little moisturizer to your foundation. Not only will it smooth on easier, it will save money on replacement products. A little goes a long way.
Buy the good stuff, especially if your skin is sensitive. Don't be frugal to the point that you end up getting a rash from an incompatible cream or lotion. This is like cutting off your nose to spite your face.
Don't make up when you are home all day. Why waste product? Besides your face needs fresh air – so give it a break whenever you think you can.
Don't color them straight. Spike your nail polish with a little remover. This makes it easier to spread the color evenly, less globby and thick. This is a good tip for polishes that are a bit old but still useable, too.
Home Made Soaps
If you are afraid of the chemical additives in most commercially produced soaps and body washes, consider making your own. This is the Cold Process method, one of the more popular, which is similar to making bread from scratch:
A stove and tabletop
Animal fat – vegetable oil – other fat source
Lye water (about a liter)*
A soap pot
It will take several weeks before your soap is ready to use. The most popular part of this method is that you have the most control of how your soap will turn out. It is recommended that you watch a You Tube video on homemade soap making to get a run through on how the process is done.
If you want to keep dry and odor neutralized, try this tip. It is cheaper than anything you can buy at the store. Sprinkle a little baking soda on a damp washcloth. Pat it on your underarms. Voila! Baking soda neutralizes odors and eliminates wetness, without harsh detergents or perfumes that may irritate your skin.
Natural Body Scrub
Olive oil and brown sugar is a great body scrub that you can make at home
If you hair is looking dry and brittle with fly-away ends, use olive oil as a hair mask. It will bring back the old luxurious luster.
Frugal Cocoa Lip Gloss
Heat up a small amount of petroleum jelly (like Vaseline) in the microwave. Heat, stir well until fully dissolved. Add cocoa powder and stir. Heat again, then let cool. Spoon the mixture into a small plastic container and enjoy. Fruit juice may be substituted for the cocoa for a fruity version of the lip gloss.
Try an all-purpose skin care mask made of two egg whites and two tablespoons of plain yogurt. Mix well and leave on your face for a few minutes. Rinse well.
For extra-dry skin, try mashing up half of an avocado with ¼ cup of honey. Apply to the skin and let the creamy texture saturate your face for at least ten minutes, then rinse your face with a cool washcloth.
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