Beginner’s Guide For Skincare On A Budget

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Beginner’s Guide For Skincare On A Budget

Skincare; is an industry giant that is not stopping. With a new skincare product or routine hitting the market each day, it can be tricky to keep up with the latest trends and know what actually works. Especially with all the marketing noise out there, all we see are flawlessly skinned influencers on TikTok. 

But the truth is, taking care of your skin doesn’t have to be expensive. There are plenty of ways to get started with a solid skincare routine without breaking the bank.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to put together a basic skincare routine on a budget. We’ll also give you some tips on how to save money on higher-end products if you decide to splurge later down the road. Here is the beginner’s guide for skincare on a budget.

So let’s get started!

The first step in any skincare routine is cleansing 

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This helps to remove dirt, makeup, and oil from the surface of your skin. “It’s important to do this every day, morning and night, even if you don’t wear makeup, to avoid clogging your pores and causing breakouts”, points out Mukti, a yoga trainer from Brisbane. “Throughout the day even if you’re not exercising, the face collects a lot of dirt”.

There are a few different ways to cleanse your skin, but the most important thing is to find a method that works for you. Some people prefer to use micellar water on a cotton pad, while others prefer to use a gel or foam cleanser. Cleansing brushes are also becoming increasingly popular.

Whichever method you choose, make sure you’re gentle with your skin. Scrubbing too hard can cause irritation, redness, and even micro-tears in the skin.

Once you’ve chosen a cleansing method, it’s time to move on to exfoliation 

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Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, which can make your complexion look dull. It can also help to unclog pores and prevent breakouts.

There are a few different ways to exfoliate your skin, but the most important thing is finding a method that works for you. Physical exfoliants, like scrubs and brushes, can be great for getting rid of dead skin cells. Chemical exfoliants, like acids and retinoids, can be more effective at unclogging pores and preventing breakouts.

If you have sensitive skin, it’s important to be careful when choosing an exfoliant. Some exfoliants can be harsh on the skin, so it’s important to choose one that’s right for your skin type.

Once you’ve cleansed and exfoliated your skin, it’s time to moisturise


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Moisturising helps to hydrate the skin and lock in moisture. This can help to prevent dryness, flaking, and fine lines.

There are a few different types of moisturisers, but the most important thing is to find one that works for you. If you have oily skin, you might want to try a light, gel-based moisturiser. If you have dry skin, you might want to try a rich, cream-based moisturiser.

It’s also essential to choose a moisturiser that contains sunscreen if you’re going to be spending time outside. Sun exposure can cause damage to the skin, so it’s important to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays.

That’s it! These are the three basic steps of any skincare routine. 

Of course, there are other steps you can add if you want, like toners, serums, and face masks. But these three steps are a great place to start if you’re new to skincare or on a budget.

Now that we’ve gone over the basics of a skincare routine, 

Here’s how to save money on higher-end products.

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If you’re interested in trying out some higher-end skincare products, there are a few ways to save money. The first way is to look for sales and coupons. “Many stores have sales on skincare products periodically, so it’s important to keep an eye out for these”, suggests Pearl who runs a successful business in having cakes delivered to your door as well as having beautiful skin.

Another way to save money on higher-end skincare products is to buy in bulk. This can be a great way to get a discount on products you know you’ll use regularly.

If you’re not sure whether you want to commit to a higher-end product, you can always try a sample size first. This way, you can test the product out before buying the full-size version.

Finally, do some research!

For example, not all organic or vegan products are created equal. Just because a product is labelled as “organic” doesn’t mean it’s automatically good for you. Organic Innovation recommends “to make sure to always do your research, read the labels carefully, choose what is best for your own skin”.

That’s it! These are just a few tips to help you save money on your skincare routine. Remember, good skincare doesn’t have to be expensive. With a little bit of knowledge and a few good products, you can have great skin on a budget.

Sarah Miller

Sarah writes about her personal journey, learning, life optimisation and her passions. For more thoughts and ideas, you can connect with Sarah on Twitter

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