If you are always looking for ways to save money like me, then you have come to the right spot. I love beauty and skin care items and know that they can be expensive. I believe in having a good mixture of budget friendly items and higher end products. Today, I am sharing some of my favorite tips and trips on how to save money on your beauty and skin care products.
Cut Open Bottles
Stop throwing away “empty” products that come in plastic tubes, instead cut them open and scrape out what is left. I have done this numerous times with body lotion, hand lotion, toothpaste, makeup foundation. Anything that is plastic and can be safely cut open. You can supply yourself with days worth of product by doing this simple task. A great idea is to transfer the remaining product into a small container that can be closed so the product does not dry out. This is a simple way to save money and actually use up the product.
Many beauty products can be used in multiple ways. If you purchased a facial moisturizer you do not like for the face then try using it as a lotion on your legs. Serums can be used to soften the cuticles. Trade in shaving cream for soap. You can even use a hair conditioner to shave. Get creative and find different ways to use products. I have a lotion that I use that is very thick and I do not like it. So I mix in some body oil and it works great.
Shop Your Stash
Shop your stash is a popular term used by people who have large collections of makeup or skincare. If this sounds like you then I recommend you try this. Many times we get caught up in the latest and greatest item while not realizing we already own two other items that do the exact same thing. Go through your collection and see how many items you own. If you have multiples of different items then throw away what is expired or dried out and start using up what you can. Go through and finish all your products before spending money on something new.
Do It Yourself
Beauty and quality skin care products are pricey, so you may think about making some DIY products. This is a great way to cut cost and be more frugal. Bonus points because you also know exactly what ingredients are in the products. Many of the ingredients are multi-functional, meaning you can use them for multiple projects.
Use The Right Amount
Make sure you are using the right amount of each product. You do not need a palm size of facial moisturizer. Often, people are using too much of a product and this is wasteful. Start with a dime or nickel size amount and go from there. You can always add more if needed.
I hope you found these tips helpful! If you have your own tips and tricks share them below. It is always great to hear how others save money!