I've been doing a bit of spring cleaning - getting rid of products that don't work for me and finding new affordable beauty products to take their place. I've found a few new things that I love, as well as some old favorites that I keep coming back to. Here are my top five affordable must-haves for Spring:
My Top 5 Affordable Beauty Products for SpringA good shaving cream is worth its weight in gold this time of year. I love this cream because it has capislow, which helps to minimize the appearance of hair growth. It also gives you a little bit of exfoliation, which helps you avoid ingrown hairs. Oh, and it smells amazing. No parabens, no sulfates, no phthalates - just a really lovely way to get smooth, hairless skin. I like to get a jump on summer by getting my tan sorted out over the Spring. And for yet another year I can't help but go back to my Beauty by Earth self tanner. This affordable beauty product gives me such a natural looking tan (no streaks, spots, or weird orange patches) without anything toxic or sketchy ingredients, oh and no yucky self-tanner smell (SCORE!). When spring comes around, I always make sure I have it on hand. And no need for a body lotion when I apply this self tanner, it keeps my skin moisturized all day long! 3. Hyaluronic Acid Have you heard of this stuff? Don't let the word "acid" fool you - this product is great for your skin, especially this time of year. Because it can hold 100 times its weight in water, it's an incredibly potent way to moisturize your skin. It's also able to adjust its absorption rate based on humidity, perfect for spring's rapidly changing weather. I've been loving the difference it's made in my skin so far - definitely worth checking out. When Spring comes and the kids are spending more time playing outside, I like to keep a natural hand sanitizer around to keep germs at bay. This product from Raw Sugar gently protects from germs while moisturizing, so there's none of that awful dry feeling that I hate from conventional sanitizers. I also love that it doesn't have that chemical smell you get from a lot of other products.
Facial sunscreen is important all year round, but it becomes especially crucial this time of year. As the sun's rays get more intense, the risk of sun burn and skin damage goes up. I use my Beauty by Earth facial sunscreen every day to make sure I'm protected, even if I'm not planning on spending much time outside.