February 1, 2010

A Few Tips for Saving a Few Beauty Bucks

Since "In these dire economic times..." has been overused, I'll start that saying everyone can save a few bucks making small substitutions in their beauty routine.

*Abrasive items in your kitchen pantry like sugar, sea salt, and baking soda make excellent exfoliators for the face and body. Be sure to use extra care in how hard you scrub, especially if your skin is dry or sensitive.

*Fruit and vegetable juices like lemon, potato, and cucumber are good for exfoliating, calming, and reducing scars of the skin. Lemon juice works similar to glycolic acid in unclogging pores and brightening the skin.

*Drugstore brands like Clean & Clear have many of the same ingredients as many high-end brands, like glycolic acid, cucumber extract, and chamomile extract. Read the ingredients list carefully if you have allergies or adverse reactions to harsh ingredients like sodium laureth sulfate and alcohol.

*If you haven't heard by now, Vaseline is great for many uses, like lip balm, cuticle moisturizer, and eye makeup remover. Plus, it's cheap for a regular-sized tub of the stuff, and it lasts a long time.

*Honey is great for lifting dirt from pores when applied to the face. Make sure not to let it drip. Rinse off after at least 20 minutes.

*Egg white is good for shrinking zits, tightening pores, and reducing oil. Let it dry and rinse off. Egg yolk is good for moisturizing the face if your skin needs a boost. Use one, or a mix of both, to see a difference.

*Websites like makeupalley.com have reviews on not only the best products, but the best products for the best value.

 Hopefully, you've gotten a few ideas for your beauty and skincare routine. Happy trails!


  1. Great advice, and it'll definitely save me a few pennies- thanks!

  2. Thanks a bunch for commenting!