Don't Neglect Your Skin: 3 Ways To Pamper Your Skin On A Budget

12 July 2016
 Categories: , Blog

It can be difficult to pamper yourself when you're on a tight budget. If your budget has stretched as far as it will go, you might not be able to enjoy professional facials. That doesn't mean you have to neglect your skin. When you want to pamper your complexion, but you're temporarily strapped for cash, here are three natural skin care products you can use to give your skin the tender loving care it deserves.

Exfoliating Scrub

The key to healthy skin is good circulation. You can keep your skin looking alive and vibrant by using this natural, exfoliating facial scrub. This scrub will remove the dirt, oils and dead skin from your face, leaving your skin feeling fresh and invigorated. Here's a quick and easy way to exfoliate your skin.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Small bowl
  • Baking soda
  • Olive oil
  • Uncooked oatmeal


  1. Place 3 teaspoons of baking soda in your small bowl.
  2. Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda and 2 teaspoons of uncooked oatmeal.
  3. Mix well to form a moist paste.
  4. Dampen your face with a small amount of water.
  5. Apply the mixture to your face.
  6. Massage the mixture gently into your skin.
  7. Rinse your face well with clean water.
  8. Pat your face dry with a soft towel.

Skin-Tightening Mask

If you want to improve the appearance of your skin, you need a good facial mask. This homemade mask will tighten your pores and give you a more firm, youthful appearance.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Small glass bowl
  • Blender
  • 3 tablespoons dry milk
  • 3 teaspoons plain, unsweetened yogurt
  • 1 peeled cucumber


  1. Place your peeled cucumber, dry milk and yogurt in the blender.
  2. Blend all the ingredients on high until they form a smooth paste.
  3. Scrape the mixture into a small bowl.
  4. Using your fingers, apply the mask to your face and neck.
  5. Leave the mask on for about 30 minutes.
  6. Apply a small amount of water to face and neck.
  7. Massage your face and neck, using a circular motion.
  8. Rinse the mask off with cool water.
  9. Pat dry with a clean towel.

Gentle Skin Moisturizer

Now that your face is clean, you'll be ready to apply your moisturizer.  This homemade moisturizer will leave your skin looking and feeling soft, and you won't have to spend a lot of money.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Small bowl
  • Glass mason jar with lid
  • Lemon juice
  • Mayonnaise
  • Softened butter or margarine


  1. Place ½ cup of lemon juice in your bowl.
  2. Add 1 cup of mayonnaise and 3 tablespoons of softened butter.
  3. Mix to a smooth consistency.
  4. Scoop the moisturizer into your glass jar.
  5. Place a small amount of the moisturizer onto the palm of your hand.
  6. Massage the moisturizer onto your face and neck.
  7. Place the lid on your jar and store the remaining moisturizer in the refrigerator.

A tight budget doesn't mean you have to neglect your skin. Use the recipes provided here to make natural facial products so you can pamper your skin even when money is tight.

Speak to professionals like Dermatology Associates PC for more help.