I enjoy trying new skincare products and sometimes I end up with something that for one reason or another doesn’t work for me. Instead of discarding it I will repurpose it or add a simple ingredient that makes it work for me. This method has worked so well that I now use my simple ingredients to save money on beauty products or to get turn one product into a multi-use product.
Aloe Vera juice or gel is an anti-inflammatory plant-based product that does wonders for skin all on its own. Add it to products that are too thick or heavy until you get the desired texture not only have you saved money but you’ve added an ingredient that is extremely beneficial for your skin.
If you’d like your product even thinner added cooled herb tea. You may need to shake it each time you use it.
You can soften harsh cleansers by adding honey, which is anti-bacterial; aloe vera gel, which is anti-inflammatory, or olive or macadamia oils which are moisturizing.
You could add a little honey to facial and body products as well, but I prefer to play it safe and stick to aloe vera and herb teas with products that stay on my face or body all day. Who wants to risk attracting flies with the honey?
These methods will keep you from wasting money as you search for skincare and bath products, and you can save even more money by extending the life of your existing products. Of course, if you’re allergic or sensitive to any products, discard them immediately or pass them on to a friend with less sensitive skin.