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Caring for your skin is a never-ending process. It can be pricey if your skincare routine involves the use of expensive products. Regardless of whether you use costly skincare products, finding the products that work for you can be expensive. 

If you want to keep your skin looking its best on a budget, we have curated 10 easy, affordable and effective skincare hacks just for you.

Take a cold shower

Even though a good hot shower can open your pores and help rid your skin of dirt and toxins. It can also strip your skin of its natural oils, which leaves your skin dry. Taking a cold shower, on the other hand, tightens your pores and prevents the stripping of your natural oils. Consistent cold showers will keep your skin supple and prevent your pores from getting clogged.

Moisturize after shower

You should moisturize within five minutes of getting out of the shower or bath. It’s better to keep your skin moist than completely dry; leaving some moisture behind enables lotions to do their work, helping your skin absorb more healthy liquid.

Store your skincare in the fridge

Don’t keep makeup or skincare in a hot and humid room or close to the window as excessive heat may degrade the active ingredients. Storing beauty products at a cool temperature will help them to retain their beneficial ingredients for longer. The cooling sensation will also help soothe parched and sensitized skin like scratching in an itch.

Don’t touch your face

Touching your face can spread dirt, oil, and bacteria from your hands to your face, which can lead to blocked pores and breakouts. The only time you should touch your face is when cleansing, massaging, moisturizing or applying sunscreen or makeup, and only if your hands are clean!

Try a facial massage

 Facial massage helps promote healthy skin while relaxing your facial muscles. This technique involves stimulating pressure points on the face, neck, and shoulders. You can use lotions, oils, or cleansing balms with facial massages, as well as a face roller or a flat gua sha tool. This treatment prevents the formation of fine lines and wrinkles while tightening the skin and making it elastic again.


The appearance of young, fresher skin is enhanced through exfoliating, so a weekly routine is recommended. After exfoliating, it is a perfect time to apply products like toners and serums. This new layer of skin is ready to absorb the products easily.

Change your beddings regularly

Dermatologists recommend changing your pillowcase regularly due to the oils and dirt that builds upon it. Similarly, beddings accumulate oils, dirt, hair and bodily fluids as well. You must change your beddings regularly if you are susceptible to irritations, acne, or skin infections. You should choose a day of the week for changing your sheets and stick to the schedule.

Eat healthy foods

Your dietary habits can have a positive effect on your overall health and your skin is no exception. A healthy gut, bowel movement, liver, and skin are all crucial to having clear, blemish-free skin. Eats foods rich in vitamin c and healthy fats in moderation to keep your skin healthy, youthful and glowing.

Don’t forget to drink water

Your cells get hydrated when you drink enough water. Your skin, being the largest organ, gets hydrated too. Furthermore, impurities and toxins get flushed out at the cellular level. Drinking enough water has numerous health benefits, from reducing acne to improving your complexion, the list goes on.

Use baby products

But can adults also use baby products? Of course! Baby products are extremely gentle and work well for sensitive skin. You can also save money by purchasing multipacks of baby skincare products for the family to use.