Save or Splurge: The Skin Care Edit

Taking care of your skin is essential, but it can get expensive real fast, especially if you believe that expensive is always better. Most of us want to make sure that we’re investing in skin care that actually works. While there’s nothing quite like buying, unwrapping, and applying high-end skin care products, it’s impossible not to wonder if the high price tag is really justified. The key here is to understand your skin type, skin needs, and which products truly make the most of a difference in your skin’s overall appearance!

Don’t know where to make cuts and where to splurge? Keep reading to learn which steps of your skin care routine are worth investing in.

Cleansers: Save
You don’t have to spend a fortune on a facial cleanser to see results because there are so many effective and affordable options.  Since a cleanser is only on your face for a few minutes,  you only really need something with basic ingredients. So, all you got to do is to look for products that are appropriate for your skin type.

Serum: Splurge
Serums allow you to tailor your treatments to the specific needs of your skin, making them a wise investment for your beauty budget. They are generally more expensive because they are made of more potent and effective ingredients. As a result, you’ll get the most bang for your buck in this category!

Toner: Save
Toners are mainly used to double cleanse your skin, balance its pH level, and prepare it for the next skin care step.  Hence, they aren’t necessarily something you should spend a lot of money on. Choose one that is appropriate for your skin type and get the job done.

Eye Cream: Splurge
Since the sensitive eye area is prone to fine lines and first signs of ageing, investing in a specialised product is advised. Plus, despite the hefty price tag, a little goes a long way with good eye creams! Look for ingredients that help de-puff and nourish your eye area like cucumbers, aloe vera, vitamin C & hyaluronic acid. 

Lip Balm: Save
Lip balm is a must-have for your lips. It prevents your lips from cracking and flaking by moisturising and protecting them. And, the most common ingredients found in lip balms like vitamin E, beeswax, and petroleum jelly, are relatively inexpensive. Look for a basic lip balm with your favourite ingredient instead of spending a lot of money on a high-end lip balm.

Sunscreen: Splurge
Sunscreens come in non-mineral and mineral forms, both help to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays. The main difference is that non-mineral sunscreen absorbs into your skin and forms a barrier, whereas mineral sunscreen forms an outer barrier that deflects the sun’s rays. However, finding a sunscreen that is suitable for your skin type, lightweight, and does not leave an unsightly white cast can be difficult. So, go ahead and splurge on your sunscreen to ensure that it feels comfortable enough on the skin so you wear it every day. 

Building an affordable skin care regime that’s super effective and great isn’t a big deal! The trick is to focus on what your skin concerns are and knowing where to put that extra budget to use!  

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