Some of the Best Beauty Products Come at an Affordable Price!
We all know that there are a ton of high-priced beauty care products on the shelves and available online that promise a myriad of benefits along with their sometimes outrageous price tags. While it stands true that often you do get what you pay for, with beauty care this is not always the case. Fortunately there are many beauty care products available that do a great job without leaving you with an empty wallet, and they can be found at your local drugstore. Let’s take a look at some of our favorites for hair, nails and skin.
BEAUTY PRODUCT #1: SKIN APPETIT BY KERI GLASSMAN
Registered dietician, author, founder of A Nutritious Life and Keribars, and now skin care line developer, Keri Glassman has hit a home run with her new line of skin products called Skin Appetit. All the products contain the nutrx8complex, made up of healthy whole food extracts to feed your skin. Paraben-free and never tested on animals, Skin Appetit offers skin care that feeds your skin with the best ingredients possible, and at a very reasonable price. $13.99
BEAUTY PRODUCT #2: SALLY HANSEN NAIL PRODUCTS
Widely known for their Hard as Nails nail products, the company has greatly expanded its line of nail-related items over the years. They offer everything you need to grow nails and keep them in good condition. Here’s a secret: a lot of what makes for nice fingernails has to do with daily maintenance. You can buy more expensive nail protein polishes, but if you apply a Sally Hansen nail product daily and moisturize with cuticle cream or oil regularly, you will likely get equal results. $4.99-$12.99
BEAUTY PRODUCT #3: VASELINE
Tyra Banks named this as her number one beauty secret and with its many of uses, I can see why. Try loading Vaseline on to your feet and putting on socks before bed to wake up with glorious tootsies. Use a little on your eyebrows to keep them in place and give them a subtle hint of sheen. It’s unsurpassed as a lip conditioner, any time of day or right before hitting the hay! $4-$9
BEAUTY PRODUCT #4: HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
Dilute hydrogen peroxide with a little water and use it as a mouth rinse to promote whiter teeth. If you have acne, get a cotton swab and dab a bit on pimple to help dry them up over night. It also makes a fine toner, removing any left over dirt or makeup after cleansing (be sure to follow up with a good moisturizer). $4
BEAUTY PRODUCT #5: NEUTROGENA PRODUCTS
Neutrogena makes tons of highly effective, reasonably priced beauty-related products, including anti-residue shampoo, self tanners, hand cream and the sunscreen my dermatologist recommends with Helioplex. I’d be lost without Neutrogena. $5+
BEAUTY PRODUCT #6: AQUA NET HAIRSPRAY
Divas, if you are simply looking to hold your hair in a style or beat back flyaways, there is no reason to spend money on pricey hairsprays! Aqua Net will hold like nothing else (I use it when I wear updos and it has never let me down – EVER), and it will last forever as a little goes a long way. Remember that if you are constantly using hair spray you do need a weekly wash with a clarifying shampoo, especially if you use other hair products daily. $2-$4
As you can see, you don’t have to spend a pretty penny to look sharp. These and other grocery and drug store products can give you great results without breaking the bank. What could be better than looking good while feeling good about your fabulous, thrifty beauty care finds? Be a catalyst with your neighbors, friends and family and remind them that beauty doesn’t have to expensive. Looking great on a budget is at your fingertips!
Article Written By: Laura Miller; Laura is a beauty and health/wellness/fitness writer living in Atlanta, Ga. Her many years in the salon and spa business served as a springboard for her next career move as a full-time writer. She now writes articles for DivaVillage.com and their sister-site VillageMAMA.com.