I love being pampered (what girl doesn’t?) but I don’t always have the time or money to go to the spa every month. So I’ve come up with a few ways I can spoil myself at home without shelling out money at a spa. One of the easiest spa treatments you can do at home is give yourself a facial. There are really only 5 things you will need: cleanser, exfolient, facial mask, toner, and moisturizer.
Step 1: Cleanse- I use Biore acne fighting cleanser to help with my mild breakouts. I paid around $2 for the whole bottle at CVS when it was on sale. You can use any cleanser that works for you and cleanse your face thoroughly.
Step 2: Exfoliate- I use the Lancome Exfoliance Radiance. I got this for free for taking surveys for L’Oreal. Once I take 5 surveys, they send a “thank you” gift and this was one of them. Any exfoliant will work to get rid of all the dead skin cells.
Step 3: Facial Mask- I use Freeman’s Facial Clay Mask avocado & oatmeal. I got this for free at CVS after sale and ECB’s. Use any facial clay mask you want and follow the directions. I have to put mine on a dry face and let it dry for 5 min. then rinse. It helps purge your pores.
Step 4: Toner- I use Olay facial toner. I got it for $.99 at Target after the sale, coupon, and gift card for buying 2. Just put some toner on a cotton ball and wipe it all over your face. This helps get off any dirt and product that is left on your face. You will be surprised at how much is left even after doing step 1-3. Toner also helps give you an even looking skin tone.
Step 5: Moisturize- I use L’Oreal Youth Code moisturizer. I got this for free to try and give feedback on. I really do love this product. My laugh lines have really diminished since I’ve used it. Use whatever moisturizer you have and make sure to apply it on your entire face and neck to keep it nourished and help prevent wrinkles. Use moisturizer every night, not just when you do your facial.
That’s how you give yourself a frugal facial! Pretty easy huh? My facial cost me about $3 for all the products and I will use them over and over again. I usually do this about once a week. You really don’t want to do it more then that because it might start irritating your skin, especially if your skin is sensitive.
Do you have any other frugal skin care tips? I’d love to hear what you do.