Everyone’s on a budget these days, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t pamper yourself every once in a while. You can look and feel your best without breaking the bank if you try out these great tips:
Top 10 Affordable Ways to Pamper Yourself this Summer
Soak in the Tub
While bath salts can get pretty expensive, it’s actually easy to make your own. You can also just use an Epson-salt soak if you need to relax your muscles after a fun day in the sun. This is a great way to wind down, and if you want to make it even better, pick up a good book.
Oil Foot Soak
A scented oil foot soak is another great way to pamper yourself. Just take your favorite scented oil and rub it all over your feet. Let it sit for about 10 minutes (maybe pick up that book again) and then use sugar or salt mixed with olive oil to rub that dry skin off. You’ll have beautiful flip-flop feet in no time at all.
Paint Those Toes
Speaking of having great flip-flop feet, you’ll need to make sure your toenails look great for the summer. Chances are, you have some fun nail polish hanging around, so invite the girls over and have a pedicure party.
Try Out Some Pink
Light colors are great for summer, so consider ditching the winter red and going with pink lipstick. Make sure to pick one for your skin tone and you’ll look like a summer beauty in no time. Just make sure that you’re picking a lipstick that won’t dry out your lips, considering the heat.
Make Your Own Facial Mask
If you need a facial (or deserve one), check out these awesome face care products. You’ll be able to make sure that all of the ingredients are good for you skin, while at the same time, making sure it is safe to lather onto your face.
Get Some Waves
Natural-looking waves will make you stand out this summer, but if your hair isn’t cooperating, don’t go with an unhealthy perm. Just take a volumizing mouse and tease it through your hair. Then lock it into a braid until it dries. When you let it loose, you’ll have beautiful waves.
Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate
Rather than getting an exfoliant that’s full of chemicals, try taking some sugar and mixing it with sunflower or olive oil. Rub your face in small circles (gently) and you’ll get rid of all the dead skin taking away from your summer shine.
Do a Manicure
Getting a manicure can be expensive, but you can duplicate the results with steady hands and some olive oil. Moisturize your hands and your cuticles with the oil and you’ll see your nail health increase immediately. Choose a light polish for the summer and keep your nails at a practical length.
Try a Bun
The messy bun is all the rage right now, and you don’t need a stylist to rock it. Put up your hair to keep the heat down and try out a shine-serum to get the look you want.
Rock the Chapstick
In order to protect your lips, you’re going to want a natural lip balm that has SPF protection. There are plenty of affordable lip balms on the market that will block out UV rays and look chic.
Of course, in order to stun all summer long, you’ll need to make sure to apply a healthy sunscreen with decent SPF generously. Enjoy your summer looking fabulous.