There is a common misconception that, in order to have beautiful looking skin, you need to purchase high-end skin care products, but this is not always so. Just because you envy the smooth glowing skin of well-known figures in Hollywood and fashion models, it doesn’t mean that you have to spend most of your money on pricey skin care creams and lotions. The good news is that there are cheaper alternatives in the market that can yield the same results. Here are some options to get you started.

BB cream. You’re probably wondering why BB cream has become the word of mouth when it comes to foundation. Well, not only is it cheap, but it combines the properties of foundation, moisturizer, and sunscreen protection in one. The BB cream actually gives that light finish which is perfect for those days when you want light coverage. Fortunately, there are several makeup brands that are picking this trend up so you won’t run out of options if ever you decide to get one for your own.

Coconut oil. Sometimes, the simplest ingredient can be more useful to you than you realize. Take for example, coconut oil. What’s great about coconut oil is that you can use it to remove makeup at the end of the day. Simply apply some on your face and use a cotton pad to wipe your face with. The oil can easily remove even the most stubborn makeup residue. You can even use coconut oil in place of your expensive night cream and still get the same results. Of course, you just need to warm it up a bit as the coconut oil becomes solid in room temperature.

Revlon primer. The primer is a must-have in your beauty kit for sure, but doling $30 for this item is not really recommended. However, you can get a smooth finish with Revlon primer for only $10. This primer can help fill your pores evenly for a smoother application of your makeup and will even help hold your makeup in place throughout the day. Not bad, right?

Lemons. Acne is a skin condition that affects not just the teens but adults as well. Yes, there are acne creams and ointments that can help dry them up and heal faster but they can still leave acne scars and dark spots in their wake. The good news is that you won’t have to spend a lot just to lighten your skin because lemons can do the trick. Just squeeze some lemons and use a cotton ball to apply the juice on the affected areas. Leave it on for a few minutes then rinse. Apply moisturizer after to prevent dryness.

Lip stains. The best thing about using lip stains is that they keep the color where it should be and that is on your lips. Fortunately, L’Oreal has a cheaper alternative to YSL’s lip stain products and they are also long-wearing and hydrating too. What’s even better is that they come in a wide range of colors so you won’t have a hard time finding one that will suit your needs.

Baking soda. Another alternative to exfoliating products is baking soda. Wash your face with baking soda prior to applying a face mask to help get rid of dead skin cells in the surface of your skin. You will find that your skin will feel smoother afterwards because your skin has already absorbed the nourishing effects of the face mask thanks to your cheap exfoliating product. You can use this treatment once every two weeks depending on when your spa day will be.

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