Most women will admit to loathing their beauty products as much as they love them, which is understandable. Few things are as taxing to the wallet as beauty products. The need never dissipates, yet the prices are ever rising, often complimented by the temptation one struggles with to buy more every time they stumble into a store.
Often women have taken it upon themselves to simply pursue a natural look in an attempt to control the bill that accrues as a result of meeting one’s monthly shampooing needs.
Ways to save money
Beauty products are an investment but they do not need to be a burden; it is possible to meet one’s needs even when facing financial problems, some ways to save money on beauty products including the following:
- Control is important when it comes to purchasing beauty products. It is easy to lose oneself during a shopping session, only to realize later that you do not actually require more than one exfoliating product and those three different types of soap probably do the exact same thing. Limit your purchases to the necessities and avoid waste.
- When it comes to making a purchase, function should be prioritized over brand; the simple fact is most beauty products will actually work for most people, precluding allergic consideration. Despite the prestige and additional benefits that come with the most sophisticated brands of a given product, the average non branded items are not only cheaper but they should do the job you require of them.
- Consider making your own beauty products; it is possible to craft some pretty unique and beautifully scented creams and lotions using basic household items. You will enjoy the satisfaction of using your ingenuity even while saving money.
- Instead of spending heavily on spas, consider trusting your body to the hands of students at beauty and massage academies. It’s a win-win situation; these potential beauticians need the hands on experience to receive their certification and no one is going to say no to a free yet skillfully executed massage and spa treatment.
- Just because that bottle of shampoo or conditioner is nearing its end doesn’t mean it is time to visit the beauty store; by adding a little water it is possible to extend your soap beyond its typical life.
- Do not be afraid to return beauty products that do not achieve their intended purpose; there is no point wasting money on cosmetic items that cannot do their job. If you take the time to make your purchases from merchants and retailers with return policies, then this shouldn’t be an issue whether or not you opened and used the product.
- You will need to learn to improvise; rather than splashing cash on a make-up brush, why not invest in a cheap but effective paint brush, especially when working with spot concealer, liner and eye shadow. Has your lipstick reached the top of the tube? Consider scooping it out and storing it in a clean container, or making use of a lipstick brush. Avoid waste wherever possible.
Remember to use your products sparingly; no one needs an entire palm of lotion for their face. With most products you do not need more than nickel sized amounts to get the job done.