We all love to save money. Beauty products, especially the good ones, can be very expensive. Here are a few tips we’ve picked up along the way that help cut down on extra costs and leave you with more money for fun things like vacations (remember to WEAR SUNSCREEN!), dinners out, and that cute pair of shoes you HAVE to have!
1. Research always!
Repeat after us, “Product reviews are my friend.” Let this mantra guide you. But even better than product reviews, research ingredients! “But that sounds time consuming!” I guess it can be! (We like to think of it as fancy research.) You know what else is time consuming? Having to make dermatologist appointments and undergo expensive procedures because you didn’t parse the label. What ingredients should you be looking for? Lots of natural oils, fruit and vegetable extracts, ginkgo, aloe, and the like. These time-honored favorites won’t lead you astray!
2. Quality, Not Quantity
What’s the use in having a medicine cabinet full of mediocre when you could save time, money, and space investing in a few great products. It’s all about the quality, not quantity. Sure, we understand the desire to hedge your bets by throwing a bunch of things at the wall and seeing what sticks. However, some of these products will react poorly with each other. Which leaves us to our next tip…
3. Find a Line You Love and Stick With It
If you buy the majority of your skincare regimen from your favorite line, you will be better off! Why? Because the manufacturers have tested their products to make sure they synchronize! It takes the guess work out for you. Also, many high-end brands have reward programs, deals, and perks for their loyal customers. Plus, you don’t have an email inbox flooded with messages from every beauty company ever!
4. Find a Routine That Works and Stick With It
Sure, it’s fun to try new things… but if it ain’t broke, don’t deviate from your beauty routine! It’s about results, not trying the latest fad. We love beauty blogs just as much as the next gal (hey, we are writing for one, aren’t we) but sometimes you need to block out the chatter and stick with what gives you the skin of your dreams!
For example, skin brightening has gotten a bad rap thanks to cultural shifts and horror stories from companies that used synthetic agents (and with good reason, that stuff’s super awful!) However, it’s nobody’s business what you do with your body. Don’t let outside pressure dictate how you feel about yourself. You do you! Don’t worry about haters!
5. Seek Advice, Don’t give up!
If you’re concerned about where to start, don’t fret! Ask your dermatologist, or even request a consultation with a beauty expert! Don’t quit until you have an exterior that fits your glowing personality. As corny as it sounds, your body is your temple. Invest in your skin! Clothes, hairstyles, even romances come and go, but your skin? It’s with you the whole way!
Stay beautiful, friends!