On a tight budget? Need to save money? Try cutting these 4 beauty routines:
#1: Stop Using Toner.
If you’re washing your face and exfoliating, toner is an additional waste. Washing and exfoliating is enough. A bottle of toner costs $6-$12 and you need a new one every 3 months if you use it daily. Chopping this from your routine can save you up to $48 per year.
#2: Buy Cheaper Facewash
Facewash sits on your skin for 10 seconds. Then you literally wash it down the drain. Don’t buy a pricey facewash, which will only make contact with your skin for a few seconds. Spend you money on the creams and serums that sit on your face for hours, like moisturizing cream.
#3: Put Conditioner On Longer
You’re using conditioner anyway. Why not leave it on your hair a little while longer, rather than using a separate leave-in conditioner? Just shampoo and condition at the start of your shower. Put on a plastic shower cap to lock in the conditioner, then use soap, shave your legs, do whatever else you do. Then pull off the shower cap and rinse. Voila — instant deep-conditioning without having to buy anything extra.
#4: Stop Using “Light” Body Moisturizers
A “light” moisturizer is a waste of money if you’re applying it to your arms, torso and legs. It’s just a watered-down version of the thick stuff. (Facial moisturizer is a different story because of acne. I’m talking strictly about body creams).
Thick cocoa butter makes an excellent moisturizing cream, and because its so heavy, you don’t need to use very much. A simple $5 jar will last you, literally, for years, since you apply it so sparingly.