Looking back at middle-school you, you will probably not recognize yourself. Throughout time, our bodies develop and we glow-up immensely. However, taking care of our bodies to achieve this glow-up is usually very expensive. Here are ten ways to glow-up in a budget!
1. Skin Care
Seeing a dermatologist is expensive. However, there are tons of natural products to help brighten your skin.
To help get rid of acne, try to use the aloe plant and put it on your face for ten minutes at night every day. This will naturally get rid of your acne and will help bring nutrients onto your face to prevent acne scars.
Along with that, there are tons of amazing homemade face masks that you should definitely try out. One famous face mask recipe to hydrate your skin is avocado, oats, and honey. Mixing this together will produce a face mask to allow you to make your skin shine.
2. Hair Care
Showering every day, although it is not commonly known, is actually not so good for you. People should shower every two or three days to prevent tons of chemicals from damaging your hair.
Some products to help your hair shine can be Neutrogena or Pantene shampoo. These work effectively and will provide volume onto your hair.
Along with this, use cocoa butter solutions to try to revitalize your roots and make your hair shine with beauty.
Having your essential vitamins every day will make you have the nutrients you need to get healthier and glow-up better. For example, you can get chewy multivitamins at your local pharmacy so that you can have your essentials everyday. Along with that, if you have issues with calcium in your family history, try to take calcium vitamins daily to prevent any bone issues. For mental health, it is best to use fish oil supplements to have a natural way to help ease depression.
Workout routines are the key to glowing up, but sometimes it is expensive to get workout equipment or to get a gym membership. Although home gyms are preferable, there are numerous solutions to workout without having to pay so much.
Try to run around your neighborhood every morning so you can get your weight loss and cardio game on. Along with that, try to do push-ups, sit-ups, exercises, or workouts to do at home. The only thing that would help you with this home routine and that is cheap is a yoga mat.
Having a good diet will help your body shine. If you want to get healthier in a fitness perspective, try to have protein shakes every morning with ingredients depending on your desired look.
Also, protein-rich foods are essential for your daily nutrients. You can also try to eat more salads and fruits. Going vegan is also an option if you so choose because it will definitely benefit your diet immensely.
6. Inexpensive Makeup
If you wear makeup, try your best to only go for inexpensive brands such as Tarte, E.L.F., BH Cosmetics, Morphe Cosmetics, or ColourPop. These brands provide affordability and quality makeup.
Also, look for cruelty-free makeup and all-natural ingredients. For example, Tarte is known for its all-natural ingredients and its Amazonian Clay foundation that can treat acne in most cases.
7. Beauty Sleep
Sleep is essential to bodily development. Without your beauty sleep, you will gain dark circles under your eyes, mood swings, and your body will shut down. You need to treat your body for its hard work every day, so try to have a minimum of eight hours of sleep every night.
8. Know Your Ingredients
Make sure to educate yourself on ingredients in multiple realms. For example, if you constantly wear lipsticks, rethink your choices and try to only use lipsticks that are lead-free, because lead is very detrimental to your health.
In a dietary perspective, try to avoid high fructose corn syrup or any preservatives. Get all-natural ingredients and avoid hormones and antibiotics in meats.
9. Mental Health
Focus on your mental well-being so that your body will respond amazingly. Seeing a therapist is pretty expensive, so try out doing various activities that will help ease your mind. For example, whenever I get stressed out, I play sudoku and try to get my mind off of stress and only on a puzzle. Of course, there are numerous ways to help your mental health, but you need to find what is best for you.
You will not achieve any results if you do not believe in yourself. Have confidence in your own body and in your own mind so that you can glam up the best you can!