If you have several steps in your skincare routine, you’ve probably invested some money in the whole system. Even if each item costs average, in total, they all cost a fortune. It could have been taken away from your food allowance, savings or other spending on yourself. It’s not a waste of money if you use it wisely, though.
Here’s how you can do just that.
Stick to a Product Until You Finish It
One of the reasons a product feels like a waste of money is because you don’t see the results. If you’ve only been using it for a week and you’ve already decided to replace it, that’s a waste of money. Instead of doing this, stick to a product until you’ve used up all of it. The exemption, of course, is if your skin is reacting negatively to it. If that’s the case, see if you can return the item or give it to your friend for them to use. Even better, discuss a trade; they’ll have your barely used product if they replace it with a product you want to try as an alternative. If you give them a good deal, you’re essentially getting a new product at a discounted price–without throwing away any unused product.
Try Sample Sizes
A product may be the most friendly for all skin types, but you still can’t guarantee that you will not have negative reactions. This is why it’s recommended that you try sample sizes when buying a particular product for the first time. After you’ve proven that that face toner works well on your skin, you can buy it online at bigger quantities. This lessens the possibility of waste, and helps you transition to a different product in case something doesn’t work out for you.
Have a Manageable Routine
You’re tempted by all the seemingly wonderful products you see online, and you want to buy them all. The problem is that you may not have the time or the knowledge to use them all in one go. If you barely have the time to do a basic skincare routine, buying complicated serums will not suddenly make you an expert. Each product you buy should come with the commitment that you will use them–and that you have time to do so; otherwise, they will definitely be a waste of money.
Watch Before You Purchase
There is no fee for watching beauty vloggers try different products and show you how to use them. With every watch, you get to see how easy or difficult they are to apply, and how effective they are on others. It’s like asking your friend to review their makeup for you. You get the insights without paying for the product until you’re completely sure. Just make sure the reviews you’re watching are unbiased so that the knowledge you’re accumulating will be honest and truthful.
Each purchase should be put to good use, whether you’re buying food or makeup. For your skincare purchase, be smart and be knowledgeable.