It can seem almost impossible to find good beauty products without spending an arm and a leg. Not to fear: while it may seem that way, it is not entirely impossible. In fact, you can take care of all of your basic fashion and beauty needs with everyday household items.
As crazy as it sounds, it is true! Some of the household items you will see on this list may actually be better for your beauty routine than some of the store-bought items you own.
Below is a plethora of ideas that will help you to save big on money while still looking like a million bucks.
Before you click “buy now” on the next bottle of your favorite, slightly overpriced face wash, finish reading this article. After you finish reading this article, go directly to your kitchen. You may not collect $200, but you won’t need to after these money-saving tips.
If you have brown sugar and honey in your baking cupboard, then you are in luck. Mix equal amounts of both into a jar and use it as a sugary-scented body scrub. You can also create a deeper reaching scrub by combining sea salt and olive oil.
If you are running pretty low on a few essential beauty items, don’t leave for the store just yet. Finish reading this paragraph! If you are getting to the last drops of your favorite perfume or body spray, don’t toss it into the trash. Instead, you can pour those few drops into your body wash, face wash, or moisturizer to help the scent last even longer.
Another easy way to save on cash is by using bar soap instead of body wash. The former is typically much cheaper because they require less packaging.
Here is a tip to save you both time and money: only wash your hair every other day. When you wash your hair too often, you are ridding it of essential oils that keep it healthy. If you feel like your hair has excess oil, you can rub a pinch of baby powder on the roots of your hair.
Have you used clarifying shampoo in the past to keep your hair healthy and full of shine? Did you stop buying it because you were spending too much money? If so, here is a useful tip to get the best of both worlds: rinse your hair with the apple cider vinegar hidden in your cupboard. The vinegar will work to give your hair the extra shine you desire without spending the extra cash.
Did you know that the quick fix to your nail woes is hidden in your desk drawer? It’s sitting right next to your pens and pencils. The secret fix is actually your White Out. If you received a French manicure recently but don’t want to spend the extra cash to get your chips fixed, then go ahead and fill in the chips with White Out.
We have one last tip before you run to your kitchen in search of your new beauty products. This one’s about your lipstick. Do you have a bunch of tubes with a little bit of lipstick? Cut off the extra pieces, mix them in a microwavable container, pop it in the microwave, and rub it on whenever you want some lip balm.
After you give these tips a try, let us know what you think! Do you have a suggestion we left off the list? Let us know about those too!
Blogger Mayra Zepeda loves trying out low-cost, DIY beauty ideas. She also likes taking advantage of inexpensive ways to change up her appearance. For example, she is a big fan of cheap colored contact.