Using the right skincare products is very important!
They play a great role in giving you that clean and spotless skin you want. However, your skincare practices do not have to revolve around products alone.
Buying products requires spending money. So, what happens during those months you are low on cash and you do not have money to spare?
What do you do? Does that mean you stop taking care of your skin or do you have to endure breakouts filling up your face?
The answer is a huge NO!
Before you get money to buy your skincare products, there are things you can do in the meantime that will give you the spotless skin you want.
What should you do?
Some people are probably rolling their eyes thinking “I drink a lot of water and all it does is make me pee”.
Yes, drinking a lot of water might make you pee but that’s a good thing.
Water helps to flush out the toxins in your body that can lead to skin problems. However the toxins leave your body, through sweat or urination, the most important thing is they are gone.
Moreover, your skin is made up of skin cells. These cells are made up of water just like every other cell in your body.
So, drinking water ensures your skin cells are properly hydrated and they function at their best. This impacts your skin’s appearance. It prevents your skin from looking pale, dry, and dull. Instead, your skin looks healthier, moister, and plumper.
Now, tell me again, why are you not drinking up to 6-8 glasses of water every day?
Avoid the sun
This costs you nothing but saves you a lot, more than you can imagine.
Also, exposing your skin to the sun can make your skin age prematurely. Imagine being 30 years old, yet you are looking like you are 50 years old.
That’s what the sun does.
So, it’s best you treat the sun like it’s your enemy. Stay away from the sun as much as you can.
If you must be exposed to the sun, do not go out from 12 pm to 4 pm. The sun is hottest during this period. Also, wear clothes that cover your body properly. Put on sunshades. Wear a hat or cap, or use an umbrella.
Reduce your alcohol and caffeine intake
Workaholics in the house who constantly need a caffeine boost to keep them awake all night, this is for you. Taking a cup of coffee every morning might seem fancy but it harms your skin.
The only time coffee is good for your skin is when you are using ground coffee to make a DIY scrub for your skin.
If you must take coffee, make sure it is decaffeinated.
And don’t get me started on alcohol. It doesn’t do any good to not just your skin, but your entire body.
Both caffeine and alcohol dehydrate your skin. They leave it looking pale, dull, and very unsightly. Drinking these should not be a habit for you if you want a spotless skin.
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Do not touch your face
This is one of the most important skincare advice.
Leave your face alone. When you touch your face, you can transfer germs from your hands to your skin.
Try to count how many things you touch, people you hug, or hands you shake in one day. Now, imagine putting all that dirt and germ on your face.
That’s just skin suicide.
If you must touch your face, wash your hands first.
Stop popping or squeezing your pimple
There are women that complain to me that they have pimples, and they can’t help pinching or popping the pimples.
If you do this, you are doing more harm to your skin than you can imagine.
Squeezing or pinching your pimple causes the pile of dirt and excess oil clogging your skin pores to move deeper into your skin.
I don’t need to tell you that that is bad for your skin.
Also, popping pimples can cause the fluid to spread on other parts of your skin which will trigger more pimples to pop up.
Even after the pimple is gone, it might leave behind scars or black spots.
Do not wear makeup
Do not wear makeup if you do not have money to spare on skincare products.
Usually, I tell women not to wear makeup every day, but if you do not have the right skincare products, then don’t wear makeup at all.
Makeup products are one of the things that clog your skin pores, especially foundations and water-resistant products.
They prevent your skin from breathing and block your skin pores. And if you do not clean off your makeup properly, the makeup residue will clog your skin pores and cause acne to pop up on your skin.
Remember, the goal is to make your skin spotless, not make it a safe haven for acne.
Eat the right foods
You are already spending money on food already so this should not be a problem.
Make sure you eat foods that contain nutrients that keep your skin healthy. Stay away from fried foods, processed foods, sugary foods, greasy foods, pastries, etc.
Go big on fruits and vegetables. They do not just provide your skin with nutrients they need to stay healthy; they keep your whole body healthy and strong.
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Borrow a few things from the kitchen
No matter what happens, you have to find a way to treat your skin if you want it to be spotless.
There are a few home remedies you can make to treat your skin that won’t require you to go to the market. All you need to do is borrow a few things from what you already have in the kitchen.
Here are some of them:
a. Coconut oil and Green tea
To make your own moisturizer, apply two tablespoons of green tea and one tablespoon of coconut oil
b. Lemon and Honey
All you need is two tablespoons of honey and a teaspoon of honey. Apply on your skin every day.
c. Banana and Avocado Face Mask
You need a banana and an avocado pear. Mash them together and apply on your skin every night.
d. Sugar and Honey
With two tablespoons of sugar and one tablespoon of honey, you can create your own scrub. Make sure you exfoliate thrice weekly.
You can still get a spotless skin even if you do not have a dime.
These tips will help you achieve that. If you have any questions, leave a comment and let’s talk.