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Thrifty Beauty – Learn to Save Money on Everyday Beauty and Skin Care


Learning to live thrifty and frugal has been my goal for years.  I look for ways to save on everyday items.  Being thrifty takes planning and budgeting.  I’ve collected thrifty tips that I love to share.  Here’s my collection on thrifty beauty tips.  Enjoy!

  • Drink lots of water and skip sodas. (That’s good for more than just your skin!)
  • Use less shampoo. Some people suggest washing your hair every other day, although that is something I can’t do.
  • Stop smoking. It causes premature aging, besides the other bad things cigarette smoking does.
  • Clip coupons for beauty products, especially for drug stores, where the products are already discounted.
  • Use vegetable cooking spray to quick-dry nail polish.
  • Baby lotion is an affordable body moisturizer.
  • Witch hazel makes a great toner for oily skin.
  • Get more sleep.
  • BOGO – check for buy one get one specials at the drug store and department stores. If your BOGO item has a long shelf life, stock up extras. Same goes for items on sale.
  • Use olive oil as a skin softening bath oil.
  • Adding a cup of powdered milk to your bath also creates a soothing bath time.
  • Check for coupons on toothpaste. Try to never pay full price and use less on your toothbrush.
  • Rinse your hair with vinegar to make it shiny and soft.
  • Use Epsom salts for a thrifty and great foot soak.
  • Save money and let your skin breath by not using makeup when you are staying at home.
  • Buy inexpensive mascara. The cheaper brand is usually just as good as the designer brands.
  • Buy generic brands when you can.
  • Use a homemade cleanser from milk and honey. Use half-teaspoon milk powder and enough honey to make a paste. Add a little water to make it spread easier. Put on your face and massage into the skin to cleanse. Rinse and pat dry.
  • A slice of cucumber, left on your eyes for about 15 minutes, reduces puffiness. 
  • Collect sample products, including using shampoos and soaps from your vacations.
  • Use petroleum jelly for chapped lips.
  • Petroleum jelly also works as a skin moisturizer and hand cream.
  • Petroleum jelly makes a thrifty makeup remover and makes you skin soft too.
  • I try not to wear pantyhose whenever possible, but I’ve heard that storing your hose in the freezer makes them last longer.
  • Reduce stress.   No magic potion here, but exercise, rest, and activities you enjoy can help.
  • Not necessarily a thrifty or frugal tip, but discard makeup items after a year. Bacteria can grow in containers and cause irritation and infections.
  • Comparison-shop both in stores and on-line.
  • Use less makeup. A little goes a long way.

Use these tips to save money on beauty care – and come up with your own.


Source by Janet B Pearson

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