As some of you know, I’m a big fan of making my dollar go as far as it can when it comes to beauty, makeup and skin products, and one way I stretch out my dollars is by keeping a pair of scissors in my medicine cabinet.
I use it to cut disposable products, like Oil of Olay Daily Facials Express Wet Cleansing Cloths. A box of 30 cleansing cloths is about $5.50, and if you use one cleansing cloth every day that’s $5.50 per month, or $66.00 per year.
You can make those Olay Cleansing Cloths last even longer by cutting them into two pieces, or sometimes four (which is what I do when I only have to remove tough eye makeup or just need a quick refresher.) If you cut them in half, you can easily make that box last two months and save $33.00 per year!
I cut or divide stuff in half when I can. I’ve done this with cotton balls (just tear them apart, you don’t need the scissors), makeup remover cloths and benzoyl peroxide pads.
For non-disposable products that aren’t easily “dividable,” like expensive face treatments and creams, I just use less to make them last longer. For instance, I’m currently using a pricier product for acne treatment, DDF Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 5% With Tea Tree Oil, which costs $24.00 for a tube (ouch). But because I only use a pea-sized amount over my entire face, I can stretch out the use of the product for at least 8 months. That’s $3.00 of DDF product usage per month, which my wallet can totally get behind!