How To Save Money On Your Skincare Routine
If you are on a tight budget, it will be useful for you to know how to save money on skincare routine. Even if you have a lot of money, don’t splash out on expensive skincare products that you never use up.
"With so many products on the market today, the skincare aisle can be an overwhelming—and expensive—place," Amy J. Derick, M.D., clinical instructor of dermatology at Northwestern University. Here's how to save money on (and make the most of) your skincare routine.
1. Always Wear Sunscreen.
If you were to only do one thing for your skin, wear a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher before going outdoors (even in winter). "Every good skincare routine should follow three simple steps: cleanse, treat, and prevent," said Derick. "Sunscreen prevents wrinkles, sun spots, and even skin cancer, making it the most effective skincare product you can buy." By protecting your skin now, you won't need to buy pricey creams or treatments later.
2. Simplify Your Skincare Products.
First of all look at all of the skincare products on the shelf in your bathroom. Do you use all of them? I can surely say no! And now think how much money do you spend on these products? Limiting the number of skincare products you use will not only help you save money but improve your skin. When you use too many products, especially more than one anti-aging product, you can irritate your skin and (ironically) make signs of aging more noticeable. Try pairing your routine down with a cleanser, an exfoliator, a moisturizer (with SPF), and if necessary, a targeted treatment (such as for acne or dark spots).
Below is a perfect guide to help simplify your routine according to your skin needs.
2 Step (Cleanser & Day Cream)
3 Step (Cleanser, Toner & Day Cream
4 Step (Cleanser, Exfoliant, Toner, Day Cream)
5 Step (Cleanser, Exfoliant, Toner, Serum & Day Cream)
2 Step (Cleanser, Night Cream)
2 Step (Cleanser, Regeneration Oil)
3 Step (Cleanser, Toner & Night Cream)
3 Step (Cleanser, Toner, Regeneration Oil)
4 Step (Cleanser, Exfoliant, Toner, Night Cream)
4 Step (Cleanser, Exfoliant, Toner, Regeneration oil)
5 Step (Cleanser, Exfoliant, Toner, Serum, Night cream)
5 Step (Cleanser, Exfoliant, Toner, Serum, Regeneration oil)
5 Step (Cleanser, Exfoliant, Toner, Night cream, Regeneration oil)
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3. Use Multi-tasking Products.
Start buying products that are dual-action, such as a moisturizer with sunscreen, or an exfoliator that doubles as a face mask. If you can't seem to finish off beauty products before they expire, this tactic can also help you waste less. Plus, who couldn't use a lighter makeup or skincare bag?
4. Focus On Your Skin Type.
Expensive skincare products are not necessarily better. Instead, it's more important to buy skincare products that are formulated for your skin type. If your skin tends to be oily, select a product made for oily skin. If you have sensitive skin, look for the words 'fragrance-free' on labels.
5. Buy A Larger Size.
When you know that you like a certain skincare product, you may save your money by buying a larger size. However, if you see and want to use the product for the first time, purchase a small pot or bottle. Once you know that the product is good and want to purchase it again, opt for the larger sizes and save money.
6. Use Appriopriate Amount Of Products.
Much like our eating habits, our beauty product portion sizes can get out of hand, causing us to waste oodles of money. For cleansers and moisturizers, use a nickel-size dollop and serums a dime-size.
7. Get More From Your Moisturizer.
To get more bang for your buck, apply moisturizer to damp skin as soon as you get out of the shower, which helps to lock in moisture. Just as with your sunscreen, this is a preventive measure to protect your skin and save you the cost of treating skin problems.
Now, that's how you save money on skincare! If you found this helpful, don't forget to share!