Beat the New Year Budget Blues With These DIY Beauty Routines

January 24, 2024

The Art of Budget-Friendly Self-Care: DIY Beauty Routines for a Fabulous New Year

The start of a new year often brings with it financial stress, and we find ourselves counting down the minutes until pay day. However, this doesn’t mean your self-care routine should suffer. “Instead of splurging on expensive skincare products, why not embrace budget-friendly DIY beauty rituals?” says Clere skincare brand manager, Su-Marie Annandale.

She explains how you can enhance your skincare routine at home, ensuring you look and feel fabulous without breaking the bank.

Revitalise with a DIY scrub

Begin your DIY beauty routine by exfoliating to remove dead skin cells and promote a healthy glow. Create a simple scrub using ingredients like brown sugar, honey, and a few drops of your favourite body lotion. Gently massage the mixture in circular motions, paying extra attention to rough areas like elbows and knees. Rinse thoroughly for smoother, brighter skin.

Foot spa on a budget

Treat your feet to a spa-like experience without the spa price. Mix your body lotion with a tablespoon of Epsom salt to create an exfoliating foot scrub. Soak your feet in warm water, then massage the scrub onto your feet, paying extra attention to rough areas. Finish by applying a generous layer of lotion for baby-soft feet.

Scented relaxation

Choose a body lotion with a calming scent. Fragrances like cocoa butter can create a soothing ambiance, turning your home into a relaxation haven.

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Selfcare doesn’t have to break the bank. Image: supplied

DIY hand and foot mask

Your hands and feet often bear the brunt of the summer heat. Treat them to a DIY mask by combining your body lotion with ingredients like mashed banana or avocado. Apply the mixture generously to your hands and feet, then cover them with cling wrap or gloves. After 15-20 minutes, rinse off the mask to reveal softer, more nourished skin.

Bedtime beauty routine

Make the most of your beauty sleep by incorporating your body lotion into a nighttime skincare routine. Apply a thicker layer of lotion to your body before bedtime, paying special attention to areas prone to dryness. Slip into cosy pyjamas, and let the lotion work its magic overnight for softer and smoother skin by morning.

Mindful application

When incorporating your body lotion into your beauty routine, practice mindful application. Use smaller amounts and focus on massaging the lotion into your skin for maximum absorption. This will not only make your product last longer but also ensures you’re getting the most out of every application.

Clere’s Nourishing range of body lotions for radiant, glowing skin is enriched with moisturising Glycerine and nourishing Multi-Vitamin Serum. The range is available in Tropical Fruits, Powder Fresh, Lanolin & Glycerine and Cocoa Butter.

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