September 23, 2018

5 Hacks to Save Money on Beauty Products

With the wide range of beauty products in Australia being used by many on a regular basis, it’s no surprise that they spend a lot on keeping their skin nice and healthy. But there are ways to save money on certain skincare products. With some research and a bit of time to make your own beauty essentials, you can save money and achieve healthy skin:

Lipsticks for your cheeks

Save money on blush by using your lipstick to add colour to your cheeks.

Make your own face and body scrub out of ground coffee beans

For a lot of people, a day is incomplete without a cup or two of coffee, but aside from a great pick-me-up to prepare you for the day’s tasks, coffee is used in do-it-yourself beauty products such as face and body scrub. Equipped with antioxidants, freshly ground coffee or even used grinds can effectively exfoliate your skin to remove dry, dead skin cells.

Save money by making your own face mask. Mix ground coffee with yogurt, and honey, then apply a light coat to your face. Leave it for about 15 minutes then remove it with a wash cloth. As for the body scrub, you can mix ground coffee with coconut oil and brown sugar. Massage the mixture onto wet skin then rinse with warm water.

Moisturise your skin by giving yourself an oil mask with kitchen oils

Another money-saving hack on beauty products is the use of olive oil, coconut oil or avocado oil to make your own oil mask. Olive oil is great not only for cooking but also to make your hair and skin healthier. It is rich in vitamins that are beneficial for your body. Coconut oil offers healing and cleansing properties that is has become an amazing addition to beauty and personal grooming rituals. It is such a great skin moisturizer and cleanser for all skin types. On the other hand, avocado oil can be added to your DIY oil mask to retain your skin’s moisture and hydrate the skin particularly around your eyes.

Use your lipstick to colour your cheeks instead of buying blush

Save money on blush by using your lipstick to add colour to your cheeks. Just make sure to choose the right colour and formula to get that smooth finish. You may want to consider getting an oil-based cream lipstick as it generally blends easily to the skin, making it look more natural.

Buy unscented soap and add your own essential oils for scent

One of the ways to save money on beauty products is buying unscented soap which is, in general, cheaper that a scented one, and just add your own essential oils. Not only will it let you save money, it can also help you avoid too much chemicals normally found in many soap variants.

Use baby wipes to remove your makeup instead of expensive makeup wipes

After a long day at work, makeup wipes are helpful in removing makeup, but an easy way to save money is to opt for baby wipes. You’ll see a significant difference in the cost and these can do the job of removing your makeup.

Do you have other tips on how to save money on beauty products in Australia? Share your ideas in the comments section.

About the author  ⁄ Marxa Dillan

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