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Money-Saving Tips Every Beauty & Skincare Addict Must Know!

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Being a skincare addict can prove to be heavy to one’s wallet, but there is no problem which doesn’t have a solution. In this article, we have summarised a few tips which might help you navigate the problem of splurging on skincare and beauty products. Here’s how you can stop fretting about your balance at the end of the month:

1. Don’t complicate your routine

When it comes to skincare, less is more. Beauty gurus and influencers on the internet can intimidate you with their 7-step skincare routine, but not all routines suit all individuals. Through trial and error, you have to arrive at the conclusion as to what suits your skin the best. It may be a simple cleansing, moisturising and sunscreen (CMS)  routine, or an elaborate routine involving serums and exfoliators. 

2. Sales are your best friends 

If you are reading this article, it means that you would like to know ways to do more when it comes to skincare. Well, to be honest with you, the best tip for doing so is to stay alert about upcoming sales and offers, and grabbing the best deals from them. Beauty platforms have sales for various occasions like Women’s Day, pay day, Republic Day, Diwali, just to name a few. With attractive discounts on almost all products, you could possibly shop for the entire year from one of the sales and provide some relief to your bank account for the rest of the year.   

3. Prioritise your needs over wants 

Before purchasing any skincare product, it is necessary to assess what it is that your skin exactly needs. If you are on a budget, you should make a list of the concerns that need to be corrected and buy products pertaining to those concerns. Suppose you are having acne, you need to invest in a good salicylic acid serum such as Neemli Naturals 2% Salicylic acid that will help exfoliate your pores and clear residual sebum and oil, thereby controlling your acne. On the other hand, if your skin has turned dull and you have developed pigmentation, you should buy a vitamin C serum, like the Pulp Day Vitamin C. Focusing on the problem area and paying it the attention that it needs and deserves is more important than spending on a few extra products that could have been dispensable. 

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4. Buy multi-tasking products

Plenty of products have been formulated recently which are all-encompassing and serve the purpose of different steps of a skincare routine, alone. For example, the Qurez Hydrating Moisturizer with Niacinamide and Hyaluronic acid is a super hydrating moisturiser that not only holds in the moisture content of your skin for hours on end, giving it a plump and soft look and feel, but also fortifies your skin barrier, thanks to Niacinamide. With this product in your routine, you could skip the usage of a separate hyaluronic acid or niacinamide serum, thereby saving big bucks!  

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5. Try mini sizes

Nowadays, brands execute their products in a wide range of sizes. If you are purchasing a product for the first time, it would be wiser to buy the trial/mini size and see if the product is yielding good enough results for you to invest in it for the long term. It can so happen that you turn out to be allergic to a certain product or it worsens your skin or hair. Instead of running into such mishaps, go for a trial run! If there are products with smaller quantities, such as the Lisen Pure Genius Multi-Action Peel Stick (pack of 3), opt for them before investing in the bigger pack. The Rustic Art Mineral Sunscreen with vitamin C is another such star product that provides the goodness of vitamin C along with sun protection. This helps brighten dark spots, offers an even tone and also protects you from harmful UV rays.  

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6. Learn where to splurge and where to save

Our guide to Skincare budgeting (please insert hyperlink of the corresponding article here) will be the perfect aid to you if you are still in a dilemma about what is worth spending your money on. 

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If you were looking for how to not go broke while not compromising with your skincare, we hope that this article could benefit you. At the end of the day, it is your money and you know best what to do with it. So, make a budget and decide how much of it you can afford to dedicate to skincare. That way, you will save yourself a lot of shopper’s guilt.   


1. Does buying expensive products ensure better skin?

This is a big no. Great branding and fancy packaging should not be associated with the authenticity of a product. You must solely focus on the ingredient list. 

2. Which product can I spend less on without impacting my skin?

Moisturisers are a safe bet even if they are affordable. As long as it is keeping your cream nourished and preventing it from running dry, it can serve your purpose. 

3. Is it better to shop for skincare online or in person?

Online platforms often have incredible offers which remain unmatched by physical stores. If you are looking to save money, online shopping should be your go-to.

Srishti Chakraborty

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