Beauty on a Budget—How to Refresh Your Look Without Breaking the Bank

Posted September 7, 2021 by in Beauty

We all like to feel and look our best, but beauty products often cost a small fortune. However, there are ways you can still be the belle of the ball without busting your bank account.

Here are some budget beauty ideas:

Heavenly Hands

Our hands need plenty of attention to keep them looking young and attractive. Manual labor, sun damage, and aging can leave the skin on our hands looking rough and dehydrated and our fingernails ragged and chipped.

Making our hands look beautiful need not be expensive. We don’t have to go for fancy manicures and resort to gauche nail extensions. Apply a good hand cream at night, such as O’Keeffe’s, and wear a pair of cotton gloves to bed so that the cream absorbs well into the skin and prevents the cream from staining your bedding.

Our nails need attention too. If you are a nail biter, buy a paint-on nail treatment that will make your nails taste repulsive when you nibble them. Strengthen them with cuticle oil and calcium treatment.

Keep long nails neat and tidy by trimming them and filing them. You can make them look pretty by painting them with some tastefully colored Orly nail polish. Match the nail colors to your outfits and always look your best by removing the polish when it begins to chip off.

Fresh Face

We can look fabulous without the aid of extortionately priced face creams and designer makeup. 

Make your complexion glow by drinking at least eight glasses of water each day and eating a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, eggs, and fish – in particular oily fish. A balanced diet will make you feel great, your hair will shine, and your inner beauty will burst from your pores.

Look for budget face creams such as Astral, or even use some pure almond oil on your skin at night. Sleep on a silk pillowcase to reduce the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.

Low-cost makeup is often just as good as designer brands. Ensure you look for hypoallergenic brands. Vaseline is a great multi-purpose beauty must-have. You can use it to give your face a healthy glow by stroking a little on your cheeks bones. The wonder product also promotes eyelash growth and makes your eyelashes and eyebrows look thicker and darker, and Your lips will stay soft and supple if you slick some on them daily.

Marvelous Mane

Nothing dulls a person’s beauty more than dull, lifeless hair cut in an unflattering style.If you want a decent haircut but can’t afford to go to a fancy salon, have a look at your local salon or beauty school, where you can get cut-price cuts carried out by student hairdressers or junior stylists. You will still get a good cut as more experienced hairstylists will supervise them.

Once again, a good diet will do wonders for your hair, especially if you eat foods rich in protein, biotin, and vitamin A such as eggs, spinach, and fish with omega 3 fatty acids.

Applying warm olive oil, egg yolks, coconut oil, or honey can do wonders for your hair. Keep these in your hair, wrapped under a towel for about an hour, and rinse thoroughly. A rinse with a mixture of green tea and cider vinegar will make your tresses shine like the sun.

Do you have any budget friendly beauty tips? Let us know in the comments below!

*Photos by Yan Krukov