Frugal Beauty Tips
Image by 0range County Girl via FlickrAs a, well in respectable terms, a make-up junkie, I have managed to accumulate a lot of products that look nice & snazzy in the bottle, but fail to live up to their claims on the skin.
Sometimes you outgrow the need for them.
Some of these can be re-used in other ways.
1. Use as body lotion (I try not to buy body lotions, because I know that in my beauty travels, I will end up with moisturisers that are either comodogenic or well, just not good enough. But my arms & feet are always willing consumers for these things)
2. Use as make-up remover: Most moisturisers double up beautifully as cleansers
3. Use as cuticle conditioner: Rub it into your finger nails every night
4. Exfoliator: add a spoonful of sugar to equal quantity of moisturiser and use immediately as a gentle body scrub.
5. Thick creams like Nivea are very good substitutes for oil during body massages.
1. Body scrub: too harsh for your face? use it on knees, feet & elbows.
2. Use it during manicures & pedicures to rub off dead skin
Caution: If you have any lotions that have either been open for more than 2 years, or you have not used it for more than a year, Please Discard with packaging.
Do not pour unused lotions down the drain. They may harm the ecosystem of the waterbody they enter.
Do not use sun-screens that have expired. The chemicals can be harmful