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Are you a skincare addict who is also trying to save some money? You’re not alone! Many people are passionate about taking care of their skin, but it can come at a hefty price, so you need to save money.

Healthy Skincare Routine

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Fortunately, there are ways to maintain a healthy skincare routine without breaking the bank.

Recently, someone in a frugal online community admitted to being a skincare addict trying to be more economical. They asked for money-saving tips that would help them while still affording them anti-aging skincare. Here was the community’s best advice.

1. Cerave or Vanicream

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Cerave or Vanicream will give you the most bang for your buck while being gentle, no-frills options. You don’t need anything fancy with retinoids. The simpler, the better for good skin care.

2. The Ordinary Line at ULTA

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The Ordinary Line at Ulta is number two on this list of money-saving skincare recommendations. One elaborated, “The price is so reasonable compared to all the others. I also like that you are buying a specific ingredient, so there is a less likely chance of allergies.”

3. Unfollow All the Skin Care Gurus

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According to many, one of the best things to do is immediately unfollow all the so-called skincare gurus. Because they create a desire to purchase more products, most of which make a minimal difference, if any.


One suggested, “Sunscreen, diet, no booze or smoking, and sleep are the best you can do.” Additionally, adding a vitamin C eye cream is valuable.

4. Healthy Lifestyle

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Many say the “best anti-aging formula is a healthy lifestyle.” So eat well, exercise daily, get well rested, reduce stress, avoid smoking, and drink alcohol minimally. All of these lifestyle aspects significantly impact your skin’s health and appearance.

5. Opting Out

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Is the whole skincare industry essentially a scam, especially the anti-aging side of it? According to several in the thread, it is. One elaborated, “Growing old is a privilege. It’s beautiful to look your age and enjoy the body that has gotten you through your life.” Finally, they suggested the most frugal option is “opting out.”

6. Vitamin C Serum

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Vitamin C Serum was a highly regarded part of a healthy and affordable skincare regimen. Women volunteered it as part of their daytime skincare routine.


7. Stick With What Works

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One challenge several women discussed is sticking with what works and stopping trying out new products. It can be challenging, but how many new tryouts are genuinely better than what you have tried already?

8. Grapeseed or Olive Oil

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Did you know there are people out here putting cooking oils on their skin? One woman swears by grapeseed oil, attesting that it works wonders for people with sensitive skin. Another has a small jar of olive oil in the shower, promising it doesn’t leave the skin feeling oily.

9. Asian Brand Skincare

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For hydration, many women feel they achieve better results from cheaper Asian brands, including Hada Labo Il and Purito. One exclaimed, “Best inexpensive K beauty skincare out there!”


Another agreed that Purito is fantastic and that their “sleeping mask and oil cleanser are game-changers.” Additionally, they are phasing fragrance out completely, which is ideal for good skin.

10. Cutting and Squeezing Tubes

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Finally, people stretch skincare products to get the most benefit by cutting open bottles to scrape the last bit of product into a glass jar. One elaborated that they have a tube crimper to help them squeeze out every last drop.

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Hi! I am a millennial mom with a passion for personal finance. I have always been “into” personal finance but got inspired to start my blog after a period of extended unemployment. That experience really changed the way I viewed my relationship with money and the importance of accessible personal finance education.