Inflation has had a devastating impact on the cost of beauty products, making it essential to find ways to save money without compromising your routine. Fortunately, there are plenty of tips and tricks that will help you stick within budget without compromising your skin care regimen.
One of the first steps you should take when trying to save on your beauty routine is eliminating any unnecessary costs. For instance, cutting back on salon visits and waxing appointments that are not absolutely necessary can save you both time and money in the long run. Instead, try doing these services at home or save for a spa treatment when you have both time and money available.
Saving on your beauty routine requires purchasing only those items you need and will use frequently. Bulk purchases such as shampoo and conditioner in large bottles from discount stores like Ross or T.J. Maxx can help you cut back on costs rather than having to visit a drugstore every time you need replacements.
Saving on your beauty regimen requires clarity on what goals you have and how much money you are willing to invest. For instance, if you’re a low-maintenance woman who only needs products that she will use frequently, then cutting expenses in half by selecting cheaper beauty brands and items.
You can even treat yourself to some luxurious items that will enhance your beauty routine, but make sure they’re worth the investment. For instance, one of my friends splurges on a $75 French moisturizer which she claims is the only product that works for her skin.
When shopping for beauty products, always look for the “period-after-opening” symbol on the back of the packaging. This will give you an estimate of how long you need to repurchase it and help plan your budget accordingly, according to Lo.
Additionally, look for beauty samples at the counter or in stores to help you decide which products are ideal for your skin type and budget. Furthermore, don’t forget to shop around for sales and promotions if possible.
Avoid wasting money by tossing out old makeup or other beauty products before they’re used up, particularly if they are expensive. But, if you must discard them, make sure to recycle or compost them. For those still working well, pour into body wash or unscented moisturizer for optimal benefit; then you can reuse or save the items until next time you require them.