This is a post by Carol with beauty tips on a budget.
Practically everyone has some sort of beauty routine that they perform most days. Such routines tend to be developed over years of learning what agrees with your hair, skin, and nails and what doesn’t. Personal preference naturally plays a significant role in such things as well. However, you have likely found that your preferred routine isn’t the cheapest thing to maintain.
The beauty industry does a phenomenal job of producing the best products at a premium. While you might be able to find a few items at drug store prices, you are more than likely using a few products, at least that cost a pretty penny. Ultimately, you, like so many others, are probably always on the lookout for ways to save money on your favorite products.
If you are looking to cut back on your spending in regard to your beauty routine, here are a few tips to help you out.
Switch to One-a-Day Lenses
If you aren’t a fan of wearing glasses and would rather wear contact lenses, chances are you pay quite a bit for them. Contact lenses tend to be a bit of a hefty expenditure when it comes to your beauty routine. Moreover, because they are so expensive, you might find yourself going against the manufacturer’s recommendations and trying to wear a pair of lenses for longer than the prescribed number of days. Such a habit can be detrimental to the health of your eyes.
In order to save yourself some money and avoid the temptation of making your contacts “stretch” for longer than intended, switch to one day lenses. This switch will allow you to wear your glasses a few days a week, giving your bank account and your eyes a much-needed break.
Rethink Your Salon Visits
Another thing that can eat into your beauty budget fast is your routine visit to the salon. While you shouldn’t try to cut your own hair unless you are experienced doing so, you also don’t want to be heading to the salon more often than you should. Instead, try to space out your visits a bit so that you aren’t going as often. You can always touch up your roots yourself at home between visits and use a weekly hair mask to keep split ends at bay.
You might also consider using a different stylist. Those who are a bit less experienced charge significantly less for a cut and style than those who have been at a certain salon for a while. You might very well find a great stylist for much less, or learn to cut your family’s hair.
Cut Out Products That Don’t Really Work
Practically everyone has fallen victim to products that promise the world but ultimately fall short. You might even still be using some products that are essentially a waste of money. Things like pore strips and toner are popular products that don’t do all that much for your skin’s overall quality. Evaluate your routine to see if there is any waste that can be cut out.
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