Wednesday, September 7, 2016


By Jenna Adams

Tips To Make Your Skin Healthy
Without Overspending

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Making your skin healthy doesn’t mean having to add an hour or two to your skincare routine or shelling out more money for products and services. We’ve got plenty of tips to help you achieve that healthy glow without overspending, so let’s get started!

Use coupon codes every time you buy skincare products

Buying products online isn’t only convenient; it also gives you the opportunity to find discount codes and vouchers you can use towards your purchases. Using coupons is a great way to stay within budget, so get started with browsing through voucher sites for big discounts on your favourite Elysian skincare products and services. 

Use sun protection

It’s so much easier and economical to invest in sun protection now than to spend on a myriad of creams and ointments to fix the damage such as age spots and wrinkles later on. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least 15 SPF before you head out each day, and reapply every two hours if you’ll be spending most of your time outside. Make sure to wear protective clothing as well, such as wide-brimmed hats and sun-protective clothing that are specially designed to block harmful UV rays.

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Be mindful of what you eat

Having a healthy diet is key to helping you look and feel your best, and eating more of the right kind of food will benefit your skin. Nuts, fruits and vegetables in particular are filled with nutrients that make your skin healthy. For instance, walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that decrease skin inflammation, while Brazil nuts are loaded with selenium, which works to increase the elasticity of the skin. As for fruits, watermelon is recommended to help reduce skin damage from sun exposure. Incorporating fruits and veggies rich in antioxidants and vitamin C (examples are tomatoes, oranges, kale, and broccoli) in your diet is not only ideal for glowing skin but overall health as well.

Drink more water

Drinking lots of water is one of the best ways to have healthy, glowing skin without overspending. Water works not only to transport oxygen and nutrients to skin cells, but also to flush out the toxins that cause blemishes and skin inflammation. 

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Keep your makeup tools clean

Makeup tools such as brushes and sponges collect bacteria and dirt that can cause breakouts. To keep your skin healthy (and not have to spend on ointments to keep breakouts at bay), make sure you wash brushes and sponges regularly. Dermatologists recommend washing foundation brushes and sponges at least once a week. Loose powder brushes and other applicators need to be cleaned twice a month or every month, depending on how often you use them. You can use shampoo or facial cleanser mixed with lukewarm water to wash your tools before letting them air dry.

Get enough beauty sleep

Your skin, like the rest of your body, needs to rejuvenate in order to stay healthy. Cellular regeneration happens at night, so make sure you get enough sleep to let your body heal itself. If you don’t get enough shut-eye, your circulation lowers and fails to rehydrate properly, resulting in pale, dry skin. Don’t forget to cleanse, tone, and moisturize before bed!

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