I’ve always been the type to keep track of things in life. Whether it be in the gym, at school, in the office or anywhere else. I’m all about spreadsheets and keeping a close eye on things. Though I like to indulge in some of the finer things in life, I keep close track of just about everything I do daily down to the amount of time I spend eating breakfast. If you’re looking for help when it comes to keeping your skin and body healthy on a financial and time budget, then these tips should help.
Before I get started I need you to know one thing, you don’t need to be rich to be healthy or have perfect skin. In fact, you can do it on a shoestring budget and all while being crunched for time on a daily basis. The bottom line is you’ve got to gain control of your income and lifestyle.
Keeping Your Skin And Body Healthy On A Shoe-String Budget
If you’re in a tight spot and your bank account is suffering, it doesn’t mean that your skin and body need to suffer as well.
Here is what I suggest…
The first thing that you should consider doing is cooking at home and eating your meals at home more often. If you find yourself eating out daily for lunch, your wallet isn’t the only thing that’s going to suffer. Your skin and abs will suffer as well. I like knowing what I’m eating and when you’re paying for food on the go, there’s a good chance that you have no idea what’s actually in that food.
I prefer to cut costs by cutting out processed foods. For example, I stay away from protein bars, cereal bars, and other types of processed snacks of that nature. They do nothing good for your body or skin, trust me. You’re better off grabbing a healthier snack to munch on like an apple or a handful of almonds. Your wallet, skin, and stomach will be grateful for your actions. Worst case, you can opt for a high-quality protein powder.
Another tip that I’ve got for those looking to manage a simple budget and keep costs low yet remain healthy, when shopping, you’ll want to do so at scale. Assuming you’re buying things you shouldn’t be buying e.g. ice cream, a couple bags of chips, honey buns etc. Then, those costs are going to add up pretty quickly as will your belt size and waistline. If you can buy in bulk and buy the right sources of foods then you’re going to find yourself in much better shape. Also, if you tune up your diet, my guess is your skin is going to reflect the same.
Do you live in a warm climate or close by a park of some sort? If so, then chances are you’ll be able to find some workout classes which are strictly donation based. What this means is that you don’t necessarily need to pay to workout but you can make a donation if you’d like. Staying in shape is a big part of maintaining healthy skin. Hit those local classes, donate money here and there and you’ll find out that it’s more fun as well as more economical than the traditional gym.
When the weekend comes around, you don’t have to lock yourself indoors. Sure, you can hit the happy hour but the trick here is to only have a couple of drinks and in between alcoholic beverages, drink seltzer water with lime. This will give your skin and body a chance to hydrate. It’ll also give your wallet a break as that club soda with lime isn’t as much as that dirty martini or old-fashioned that you’re quickly consuming. Not to mention, you won’t have to deal with the headaches and all that other nonsense either.
The bottom line is that it’s quite simple to keep your skin and body looking as best as possible and do so without emptying your bank account. You just have to take action one way versus another. It’s not hard, it just takes some effort. Good luck!