Welcome to this weeks episode of Ask Marina.
This week’s question comes from Alison in London and Alison writes:
Hi Marina, I’m a student and don’t have much money to spend on skincare. Can you recommend any brands or natural remedies for a cheap skincare routine? I don’t have any major skin care problems other then my skin being a little dry in Winter.
Reliable and affordable skin care products on a tight budget? Is that even possible? I can definitely say that it is possible because I've been through the whole skin care on a budget too thang and still use some of these products today.
Watch below to hear what I think are the best skincare products on a budget
You can find all the products I talked about today in my beauty box.
I hope you found this video helpful, if you have an amazing affordable skin care product share it by leaving a comment below.
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Can’t watch this video right now? Here are all the products I mention in the video
Dr. Bronners Pure Castile Soap
I really love this product it’s a great multi purpose soap, but I don’t recommend to you use it directly on your face (it can be very harsh). Instead, dilute it by only using a couple of drops of the soap with water which makes it a more gentle cleanser.
This is another superb product, great for dry skin but also for normal skin too. Make sure to look for and pick the 100% pure organic Argan Oil. Make sure it’s PURE (not that crap that says ‘Argan Oil’ on the bottle but is actually made with chemicals and has a splash of Argan Oil in it). Organic Argan oil is not like any other oil that is greasy and oily, it is a dry oil that is absorbed by the skin and gives a nice and fresh glow. It’s so lightweight you can even use it before putting on makeup.
Pure Shea Butter
This is my personal pick to keep my body’s skin moisturized. Since pure Shea Butter is very thick, I make it thin and easy to spread by taking a small amount in the palm of my hand and then rub my hands together to warm it up. That one step trick allows me to massage it all through my body because it glides easily.
Biore Charcoal Cleanser
Charcoal might sound totally cray, but it’s been used for hundreds of years! It’s used orally if you are posised and I’ve even done a charcoal detox, when it comes to beauty products charcoal absorbs about 100 - 200 times its weight in impurities. Now that’s something totally cray cray! making it an excellent natural ingredient to help purify and deep-clean skin.
The Biore Charcoal cleanser specifically is the one that I recommend; it purifies and deeply cleans impurities, leaving your skin super fresh and clean.
Good ‘ol Lemon and Sugar
The cheapest all-natural cleansing solution that you can find in your own kitchen! You’re not supposed to just use lemon and sugar straight up on your skin as it’s too harsh, I mix about two tablespoons of lemon juice with one table spoon of olive oil and then enough sugar to make it scruby (the amount of sugar is just what you prefer) as the olive oil dilutes the acid in the lemon and is also gentle and moisturising.