Becoming a mother can be very overwhelming and often females are taken aback by the change it brings in their lives. Suddenly, all that you do, eat and buy is centered around the baby. Women have also experienced that they are left with little desire to take care of themselves after the arrival of a baby in the house. They also reduce expenditure on themselves so as to accommodate the increase in expenditure on the baby.
Have you also become a mom recently and all of this resonates with your thoughts? Probably you also do not feel like taking care of your skin either because caring for the baby takes up most of your time or because the skin care products are too expensive. With these simple tips, not only can you care for your skin but also reduce your expenses on these products.
Make skin care products at home
Using home made products is not only good for the skin but also helps you save in the long run.
There are some simple ways of using ingredients from home to make beauty products. For example, potato, papaya, pineapples can help exfoliate your skin. You can also dry brush your skin for natural exfoliation. Mashed bananas act as a perfect mask and help moisturize your skin and clear acne. You can also do your makeup on a budget.
Vaseline can be used as a moisturizer for dry skin, as a makeup remover or as a lip balm for chapped lips. Did you know that baby wash is a gentle cleanser? Perhaps you can use your baby’s wash next time you cleanse your skin.
Reuse as much as possible
Have you ever thought that those small bottles of shampoo or body wash that you get at hotels or as testers at stores, can be used as containers to carry your essentials on your next trip? Not only does this save money on buying small packs but also aids you in traveling light.
A conditioner that did not suit you can be used as a shaving cream. Your lipstick can be used on your cheeks as a blush. A little bit of google and research can make you aware of multiple uses of the same product.
Use the right amount of product
Taking out just the right amount to apply is not an art that everyone can master. Just like it is important to eat the right portions of food, it is also important to apply the right portion of beauty product on your skin. Using too much of a product can also leave your skin dry or irritated.
By using just the right amount, you can prevent that product from getting washed down the drain and save money in the long run. The amount may vary depending on the texture of your skin. Dry skin may use a little extra moisturizer than normal skin. Also, if it is a product for the face, the size of the face may also be a factor in deciding the right amount.
Protect yourself from the sun
You probably did not know that wearing spf sunscreen not only protects you from ultraviolet rays but also acts as a guard against more expensive skin problems.
Remember the old cliche ‘Prevention is better than cure’? If you have been putting off buying sunscreen to save on your money, you’d better do it now so that you don’t have to pay later on treating expensive skin problems like skin cancer, sun burns, development of wrinkles and tanning.
This is one product you don’t want to skip to save money! Get the sunscreen!
Buy products for less money
Have you ever tried buying that product of yours online or from a drug store instead of going to that expensive beauty store in your neighborhood? The same product can be cheaper in a drug store or online stores.
Some stores have products under their brand names and it does not hurt to try these out as these cost cheaper than those famous and international products. You can look at the ingredients and see if the product can act as a substitute for your preferred product.
Mothers undergo a stressful and depressing period after childbirth as they are not able to take out time for themselves. These simple tips can help moms take care of their skin and save money at the same time.