Ballin’ on a Budget: Skincare Series

By: Kassandra Meza, NAU Social Intern

Beautiful, healthy skin doesn’t have to break the bank. Check out our list of budget friendly skincare products that will work wonders on your skin regardless of skin type!

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Witch Hazel


A powerful antioxidant deriving from the extract of the North American tree, witch hazel has been around for centuries and is known for it’s many astringent benefits. These benefits include toning pores, removing & balancing excess oil, de-puffing skin while leaving your skin feeling soothed and refreshed among many other uses.

Safe enough to use daily, apply topically with a cotton ball or pad to the face & neck every morning & night for best results.

Get it here .

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Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask

Labeled as,”The Worlds Most Powerful Facial” the Natural Calcium Bentonite Clay mask can be used not only to fight acne, but insect bites as well.

Mix the clay with equal parts of either raw apple cider vinegar and/or water and apply to the face and neck for 15 minutes before washing off. The mask will leave your skin feeling clean & moisturized and is safe to use once a week.

Buy it for $8 here

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Aloe Vera

Called “Plant of Immortality” by the ancient Egyptians, aloe vera gel is a multi-purpose plant that’s been used for centuries.

The plant contains the hormones Auxin & Gibberellins which provide & stimulate the growth of new cells.

Apply the gel directly to the face just as you would a mask, and leave overnight. For best results, repeat this once a week for clear, moisturized skin.

Buy it for $11 here

African Black Soap

Made with natural and certified organic ingredients, this soap helps calm & clear blemishes and troubled skin. This soap is specially formulated with organic Shea Butter, Oats, and Aloe.

Safe enough to use daily, wash & lather onto face & neck before washing off with cold water.

Buy it here for $4.59

Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Pore Refining Scrub

Prevent breakouts with this pore refining scrub. Clinically proven to exfoliate dead skin, this scrub will not only leave your skin looking clear but also help prevent future breakouts without over-drying skin.

To use, wet face & apply the scrub with your fingertips & massage onto skin before washing off with cold water.

Buy it here for $7.19

Do you have a skincare routine? Let us know what some of your favorite products are!

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