How to look and feel good this summer – on a budget

With everything from spray tans to microdermabrasion available at salons across the UK, it can be easy to spend a fortune on your looks. Some people even save up for tummy tucks or liposuction to remove excess fat, but there are other cost-effective options available. If you’re on a tight budget or want to improve your image without breaking the bank, these handy beauty tips are for you.

Exfoliate weekly

If your skin is looking a little worse for wear following the long winter months, regular exfoliation could be just what you need. It can remove dead skin cells from your pores and improve your circulation, so scrub from head to toe on a weekly basis. Although finding the right eye cream can be a problem sometimes, don’t neglect the areas around your eyes. There are many lotions and potions out there that will do the trick, but natural homemade exfoliating scrubs can also work wonders.

Moisturise daily

One of the best ways to achieve a soft, smooth complexion is to moisturise every day following a bath or shower. This will keep your skin well-hydrated and help nourish any dry or flaky patches that might be causing you irritation. Again, there are plenty of expensive products on the market, but to keep costs down, why not use olive oil? It’s been used for centuries across Europe to protect the skin and combat stretch marks and even the smallest bottle will last a long time.

Exercise regularly

Believe it or not, you don’t need to join an expensive gym or book a breast reduction to change your shape. Sure, a personal trainer might come in handy if you’re lacking motivation, but there are plenty of things you can do to get your heart pumping such as taking the dog for a walk or enjoying a long bike ride. As the days are finally longer than the nights, you could even go for a run after work or do some basic aerobic exercises in your back garden.

Eat well

Contrary to popular belief, healthy food doesn’t need to be expensive. Market stalls are packed with fruit and veg (that’s often cheaper than in the supermarkets) and local grocers have some great deals. Going to the butcher for your meat can also work out more cost-effective than buying things ready-packed from a corner shop, so have a look around and see what you can find. Incorporate all major food groups into your diet and this should help you feel health and well-energised in no time.

Looking good doesn’t have to cost the earth, so give these useful tips a go.

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  1. Very good tips, I will surely be ready for summer :)

  2. I cannot agree more…. kaya lang super hirap for me ang eat healthy and exercise hehehe… so pano naaaa

    Spanish Pinay

  3. Packers Movers Pune says

    Yes in summer we faced problem about lifestyle and looks and how to keep fit yourself.. you provide good tips regarding summer season which things good or not for us..thanks for the informative and useful tips..


  4. I actually do all the above. :D

  5. Great tips, Pepper! I couldn’t have said it better. :)

  6. Working MAMA says

    drink water regularly to beat the heat brought by summer

  7. Drink lots of water, of course. Yes, the moisturizer really helps! :)

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