In this current environment many of us are controlling our wallets with an iron fist, as the economy reels and the pandemic rocks. Just as many of us are also stuck at home, navel-watching if not worse. Such being the case, most of us are not ecstatically pushing our credit cards over the edge, wardrobe shopping and buying new beauty products. Right now, less is more. The mottos for today: spend less time, spend less money. Get max beauty. The answer is cost-effective beauty hacks. For example, dry shampoo. It not only extends the life of your regular cleanser, it gives your locks a solon-style lift. Another winner, facial masks. Spa treatments are off limits now. But, that’s no reason not to baby your skin. With all the wonderful masks out there, chock-a-block with every sort of cleansing, nourishing and softening agent known to humankind, you’re sure to find the perfect one for your skin. Also for your skin, try coconut oil. The ubiquitous tropical cum cooking oil has antioxidant properties and the ability to ward off an array of pathogens. Use it as a kind makeup remover, or just to soften up your happy hide. CC creams, or tinted moisturizers, that reduce redness and offer sun protection can be your best friend right now, because they are capable of standing alone in lieu of a base coat, concealer, sun block, serum, moisturizer or color corrector. And voila! Time and money saved. Beauty maxed.
- With the economy on stutter mode, it’s definitely not the time to go wild for a new wardrobe, or invest in a whole new beauty regime.
- Besides extending the life of your regular shampoo, an inexpensive dry shampoo will give your locks a nice lift, just like they just got a salon blowout.
- You can eschew the spa and still pamper your pores with a salicylic charcoal mask that digs out impurities and leaves your skin nice and glowing.
“Personally, I’m evolving my summer beauty routine with two goals in mind, to save money and time.”