According to a research done by one of the leading Companies manufacturing Skincare Products, an average women wastes over €200,000 on unused Beauty Products in a lifetime…this amounting of 5,846 unused Items.
Just for comparison, an average men buy 960 products in their lifetime and use them all!
Right, Ladies let’s be honest…you must have got at least one Beauty Product that you purchased because it looked great on the shelf in the shop or it worked well for your friend but when you brought it home and used it…it wasn’t quite what you expected to be
Now you have the Product/s seating in your drawers and you know you are not going to use it again but on other hand you don’t want to throw it away because it’s almost unused.
Super expensive “perfect” Foundation that looked amazing on the photoshoped Model on the poster, shampoo that should make you hair looking super healthy and shiny, and face cleanser making skin looking flawless…endless promises with disappointing effects.
Here are couple of tips that I hope you will find useful and will help you to use up the Beauty Products that aren’t your favourites.
Shampoo: When you buy a shampoo that doesn’t work for your hair, don’t dump it down the drain but use it to wash your Make-Up Brushes- remember washing your brushes on regular basis is an absolute must for beautiful skin.
Hair Conditioner: This idea may sound crazy but I’ve tried it many times and I think it’s fantastic…you can use the Product for shaving your legs…yes for shaving Try it and you will see that some of the Conditioners work better than some of the Shaving Gels
Face Cleansing Gel: Sometimes Face Cleansers can dry out our face skin. Again they will work perfectly as a cleansing product for your Make-Up Brushes or as Body Wash- usually the body skin is less sensitive so it’s more likely it won’t get irritated as your face skin.
Scrub: If you bought a Face Scrub but it’s too strong for your face, use it as Body, Hand or Foot Scrub.
Face Cream: All Face Creams can be used as Body Balms or Foot Cream- if a given cream is too reach for my Combination Face Cream I use it for my neck- remember your neck needs as much attention as your face.
Face Mask: Unwanted Face Masks can be used as Foot Masks- apply the mask and wear cotton socks for your bed time, you will wake up with smooth and hydrated feet.
Lip Balm: Will be perfect to apply to your cuticles
Foundation: To get the ideal Foundation in the perfect shade is a very tricky task. If you end up having some spare foundation, add it to your Face Cream or Body Balm to get BB Cream. If you like the foundation itself but the colour that you picked is perhaps too dark, get another one- that would normally be too light for you. That way you can mix both shades and get the best match for you. You can also mix different foundations- all tricks allowed
Pearl Eyeshadows: Add bit of powdered Eyeshadows to Body Balm and get amazing shimmering effect- just perfect for Summer!!!
If you don’t like any of the above you can always arrange a little Party with your girl friends to exchange unwanted Products…maybe the dark foundation or Face Cream will be perfect for one of your friends?
What are your ideas for unwanted Skincare and Make Up Products? I would love to hear for you guys.