Skincare on a Budget

Skincare on a budget, is that possible? It seems like good skincare often comes with dollar signs. From wrinkle creams that promise to erase years of aging, to serums tasked with removing the sins from the sun, there’s much to choose from and loads of opportunity to spend. But taking care of your skin and not breaking the bank really is possible. And skin care doesn’t need to be complicated as we discussed in a recent blog. But to help you save money on your skin, here are 5 tips for the savvy shopper:

 

1) Skip the morning cleanse. Yes, you read that right. You don’t need to cleanse morning a night. A good cleaning at night before bed is enough for most skin types. In fact, the oils on your skin in the morning will provide a barrier of protection and a good base for the day. Washing your face twice a day can dry the skin unnecessarily, especially during the colder months. Cleansing only once a day will save you money on cleanser and it’s good for your skin.

 

2)  Make the most of your body cream. The cost of body lotions, creams and moisturizers can add up. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, “apply it to damp skin as soon as you get out of the shower to lock in the moisture.” By doing this you will save money on moisturizer as your will be  using less and getting more out of it.

 

3)  Dual Purpose Products are actually ok... (contrary to what you may have heard). Choosing a moisturizer with a sunscreen in it, for example,  is just fine….If the active ingredients are at the top of the ingredients list. A good moisturizer may contain Hyaluronic Acid or Vitamin C, and a good sunscreen should always have Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide. When products have a dual purpose, often times something gets compromised. Make sure the good stuff is in the top 5 of the list of ingredients. If not, skip it and look for one that does.

 

4) Make the most of your eye cream. Have you ever noticed those fine lines on your top lip? If you haven’t yet, keep looking, they are likely to appear in your future. No need to worry though, you can apply your eye cream in this area and not only lessen the appearance of fine lines; you can actually help them from appearing too. How’s that for more bang for your buck?

 

5) The key to healthy skin is actually free: You will need far less moisturizer and corrective skincare products if you commit to drinking the water that’s suggested, every day. Dehydrated skin looks dull and tired. Continued dehydration leads to fine lines and wrinkles. Calculating the amount of water you need isn’t difficult, according to slenderkitchen.com.

 

Thalgo is committed to bringing you top of the line skin care with the finest ingredients at a price point that won’t make you cringe. To find out more about algae based skincare, sign up for our newsletter.