Beauty Looks that won't cost a fortune
beauty regime doesn’t mean losing out an quality, or the
“feel good” factor. Yes, you can look like a class act without
spending a fortune, if you know which products work.
Here’s a list that will leave you and your bank balance looking
Since they all perform the same task, why spend a fortune on a product that
is only on the skin
for a few seconds? Get a cheap cream-based
cleanser if you
have dry skin, or a
gel-based cleanser for
You can even wash your face with a little milk. It’s much cheaper, and better
for your skin because of it contains lactic acid.
Spending any money at all on a toner is a big waste when, for less than 30,
the ultimate toner is readily available. A lemon is the best way to restore the
pH balance. Need something that does not carry a code? A little witch hazel will
do just fine! Or head to the first aid department of your local drugstore, and
pick up some boric acid liquid.
Tone up your facial muscles with water.
Fill up your mouth with as much water as possible. Hold it there for
as long as you can. Allow the water pressure to do all the work for
Just out your lower jaw. Gently raise your chin towards your nose,
stretching your neck muscles. Then, lower your chin back down to the
starting position. Do this in the car, while talking on the phone,
etc. This exercise will prevent “turkey jowl.” Open your eyes (as
in a surprised expression) and try to reach your forehead. Do this
Don’t spend a penny extra for any enrichments. Alternate between adding
a vitamin A capsule in the morning and a vitamin E capsule at night. Add
your own vitamins, and
get a more powerful effect. Don’t spend too much more for
protection. You can always add your own base of sunscreen before
Try to find as many cosmetics as possible that perform two or more jobs. For
years models have been using lipstick as blush, and eye shadow to seal and
powder lips. You can also use eye pencil as lip pencil to line your eyes.
Unfortunately, lip pencils contain ingredients that cannot be used in the
eye area. Create
gentle contouring on the cheeks and sides of the nose with a neutral lip pencil.
Organize your cosmetics in an old-fashioned tackle box purchased from the local
The best bargain for your
hair is a good
cut. If possible, pay extra for a top-of-the-line stylist (sometimes called
a master stylist). More technically advanced hair cuts will last longer (up
to eight weeks depending on the length). Save money by using chalk to touch
up telltale roots.
There are very good brands available in drugstores. L’Oreal, Clairol,
and others offer excellent value along with their good names. Don’t forget
to enhance your
with vodka (for shine) and vinegar (to remove residue). Rely on conditioners
you can easily make from scratch.
Here’s the facial that won’t cost a cent and is highly beneficial. Steam
your face by bending over a bowl of boiling water with your favorite herbal
tea. Fade dark
circles under your eyes by placing the same cold tea bags over your eyes
for about ten minutes. Cook two carrots until soft, then mash. Apply to your
face, and let harden. This vitamin A mask is beneficial and refreshing!
More On Home Treatments
- Color and perfume your own Epsom salts for a delightful bath time
experience. Find salts in any drugstore. Store them in a big glass jar with
a lid. Sprinkle in a few drops of food coloring, close the jar and shake it
vigorously until the color is evenly distributed. Then pour it out onto a
cookie sheet, and let it dry. You can speed things by placing it in a warm
oven for a ½ hour if you prefer. Perfume your salts with a little perfume
oil. Just add a few drops of your favorite fragrance, and shake again until
there aren’t any clumpy bits. You can add sea salts and baking soda to give
it a different texture. Add a metal scoop, and you have your very own bath
- To combat dryness, add a cup of oatmeal and a tablespoon of avocado oil
to a warm bath. Soak for at least 15 minutes.
- While you’re relaxing in the tub, increase the moisturizing effect by
mashing two strawberries with two teaspoons of yogurt. Leave it on your face
for 15 minutes. If you have any left over, rub it over the gum area to
promote healthy gums.
- Remove excess oils from your face by mashing a tablespoon of pineapple
and applying it to your face for 15 minutes before rinsing.
- After shaving legs, rub a slice of cucumber over them. Cleopatra used to
have her legendary skin rubbed with cooked cucumber peels.