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Bountiful beauty on a budget

LUX South Africa | 24 April 2018

How can you look like a million bucks while spending very few? Beauty on a budget means getting imaginative with your skincare. These budget-friendly hacks are a great way to get expensive looking results.

Body scrubs

Instead of buying expensive exfoliators and body buffers, get creative. Mix 1-part Epsom salt to 2-parts coconut, olive or sunflower oil. Rub the mixture all over your body, especially focusing on dry or rough areas. Now hop into a quick shower and use your body wash to rinse the mixture off. Together, these two low-cost ingredients will leave your skin glowing and feeling silky.

Interesting fact: The sulphates in Epsom salts assist our cells by flushing out toxins.

Face mask

You don't have to go for an expensive facial to give your skin a pick-me-up. Spread some plain yoghurt on your face and let it sit for about 20 minutes to purify your skin. The lactic acid in the yoghurt will help to dissolve dead skin and tighten pores, leaving you looking reinvigorated and feeling fresh.

Protein hair mask

Rather than forking out for pricey hair masks, why not turn to the humble egg? Its raw yolk is full of fats and proteins and is a natural moisturiser, while the egg white, which contains bacteria-eating enzymes, removes unwanted oils. This is a fantastic way to remove product build up. Apply a raw egg to damp hair - leave on for 20 minutes, rinse with cool water and shampoo. Whole egg treatments can be applied once a month and will leave your hair shiny and strong.

Mix your bases

Face products such as bases and foundations can be costly - so, use these penny pinching techniques to make your product go the extra mile.

Choose a darker shade of foundation or base and combine it with your moisturiser. Mix 1-part moisturiser to 3-parts foundation and you will have little extra for those tough months.

Only half the product actually goes on our skin when we use a brush or a foundation sponge. To get perfect coverage with less waste, apply foundation by hand then use a makeup brush to buff the product into a flawless finish.

Beauty doesn’t have to be expensive to be luxurious. These Beauty secrets will help you to look and feel great without breaking the bank!

So, get creative and protect your pretty penny!

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