When it comes to skincare, the lotions, creams, and seemingly magic elixirs can add up QUICK. Surely, there’s a way to save money and still have glowing skin, right?


Today we’ve got a guest post from Enozia Vakil, a writer visiting us from BeautyJunctionOnline.com:

Be it a simple moisturizer or an exfoliating face scrub – beauty and skincare products today can turn out to be a tad bit expensive for you, especially if you’re on a budget or saving up for something big. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Believe it or not, you can actually treat your skin in the best way- just like it deserves without burning a hole in your wallet. Using these 5 not-so-expensive products, most of which you might already have in your kitchen, can turn out to the your ultimate budget friendly skincare essentials! Go on and take a look!

Skincare Tip #1 – Aloe Vera Gel

Cost effective, soothing and completely natural- there are tons of reasons why aloe vera gel is literally the best skincare essential to get your hands on! Just using the gel obtained from its leaves and directly applying it to your face can help soothe and nourish it, reduce inflammation redness, and hydrate it too!

Skincare Tip #2 – Carrier Oil

Carrier oils are nothing but light oils that are used in combination with essential oils, mainly to dilute them for topical application. Olive oil, castor oil, coconut oil and avocado oil make for the most popular ones among the list, but using sesame oil for skin is another story altogether. From moisturizing the skin to repairing damaged cells and slowing down the signs of ageing, sesame oil does a lot, so don’t forget to get your hands on it on your next trip to the supermarket.

Skincare Tip #3 – Turmeric

This Indian spice does a lot more than just adding color to your dishes- it packs in powerful antibacterial action which fights acne causing bacteria and stops it in its tracks. Plus, it tends to brighten the skin, which makes it the perfect choice for a weekly face mask when used in combination with gram flour or yogurt.

Skincare Tip #4 – Essential Oil

When it comes to using essential oils for skin, tea tree oil, lavender oil and basil oil are the most popular. Most of these oils pack in antibacterial and antimicrobial action which fight skin infections and acne, and also gently nourish and hydrate the skin. Make sure you use these oils in combination with a carrier oil and dilute it before applying it on your skin.

Skincare Tip #5 – Apple Cider Vinegar

The benefits of apple cider vinegar aren’t just limited to detoxification and heartburn relief. It turns out, it could be a great tonic for your skin too. A mixture of apple cider vinegar and water in equal parts, when used to wash the face, can help reduce breakouts and skin irritations, calm down existing inflammation and also balance the pH of skin, acting as one of the best natural face toners.

Enozia Vakil is a Writer, Editor, Social media enthusiast, Naturopath, Budding graphic designer.

What do you use to help keep your skin looking and feeling great?


  • Sue Reply

    Always looking for ways to save on skincare. Thanks!

  • Molly Stevens Reply

    Oil of Olay is a good product and reasonably priced.

  • Silly Mummy Reply

    Good tips! I used to get expensive skincare before kids, but now all about budget products!

  • Jennifer Reply

    I love coconut oil. Wash my face with it and slather it all over my legs and arms in the winter.

    • thriftyguardian Reply

      Same here! I was doing oil swishing, too, for a while but it was just too time consuming :-/

  • Carol A Cassara Reply

    Turmeric is getting a lot of airplay these months…really so many benefits to it. These are all interesting ideas and money savers.

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