Building a budget is based on the necessity for certain items that you need rather than want with some of the biggest expenses as a need rather than a want such as food, bills, and beauty products. Consumers worldwide spend an estimated $382 billion on beauty products annually with Americans spending an average of $155 for beauty treatments or makeup and spending$65 per month on standard beauty products for an estimated total of $2,640annually.
It might seem like a couple of dollars here and there but can add up to hundreds or even thousands of dollars often without thinking about the accumulating costs. You can stop wasting money with a couple of tips and tricks to save on beauty products with some crafty alternatives.
One of the biggest beauty expenses comes with shaving as razors are often used and require frequent replacements as most razors are only good for a couple of uses. Disposable razors are more affordable but can only last a couple of uses with the alternative of using razors with replacement blades.
An affordable alternative is investing in a stainless-steel safety razor that will last a long time without rusting and using stainless steel razor blades that last a long time. The most common safety razor only has one blade but there are other options with multiple blades for a smoothers have. On average, when shaving daily blades should be replaced every 1-2 weeks and those who shave every other day should be replaced every 2-3 weeks.
Another big beauty expense can come with beauty treatments at a salon or spa when you can explore alternative options by doing what you can yourself at home. You can get products that can substitute a trip to the salon for a beauty treatment that you can do at home and save even more money with DIY beauty products that can be made using simple ingredients with some that are common household items that you might already have.
Buying beauty products from a certain brand can easily go over the budget that you can fix it by switching to a less expensive brand. It’s best to work out a price that is best for your budget before you go shopping and if you can’t find an affordable option, you might want to consider making your own homemade beauty products that you can customize for sensitive skin or using natural ingredients.
You might be unsure of a product or haven’t tried it that can result in wasted product and money which is why you should only buy the most important products you know you’ll use. If there are certain products you use frequently, they should be incorporated into your budget as this can be a high priority.