Ever taken your trusty friend’s advice and bought skincare products, only to regret it because they didn’t work for you? Well, beauty is really all about trial and error, so obviously, what works for one person may not for another. That’s why we always recommend consulting a dermatologist before buying into a fad (no buyer’s remorse, guaranteed).
The thought of wasting your precious but unused skincare products might be upsetting, but don’t fret. Skincare products can be used on your body, but remember, the same rule doesn’t apply to bodycare products. To know more about how to make the most of your unused skincare, keep reading…
Use cleansers as body wash
Bought a face wash that leaves your skin feeling dry and stripped of its natural oils? Use it as a body wash!
Use harsh toners on your armpits
Exfoliating toners (AHA and BHA-spiked ones) can be used on your pits daily to prevent odour and ingrown hair. They balance out the skin’s pH level and make the area less hospitable to bacteria. If you have a toner that has a relaxing scent to it, use it as a relaxing pillow mist.
Use face moisturisers and oils all over your body
Moisturiser making you break out? Use that stuff on your body or as a hand cream. Face oils work wonderfully as cuticle oils and in a pinch, can be used to tame frizziness, flyaways and fix dry ends of your hair.
Use cleansing balms or oils as shaving cream
Apply cleansing oil or balm on your skin and shave. Then use some warm water to emulsify it and you’ll have moisturised, shaved legs! Alternatively, you can also use these to remove waterproof make-up stains from your brushes and tools.