Whatever Happened to Basic Beauty Products?

Beauty Products Don’t Have to be Complex or Expensive

When it comes to beauty products, there isn’t a limit to what many Americans are willing to spend. They are, in fact, a multi-billion dollar industry. Americans buy beauty products at mall stores, department stores, online, at the drug store and from infomercials. It’s easy to get swept up in the spending frenzy, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Below are some great beauty products you can stock in your medicine cabinet without breaking the bank.

Petroleum Jelly

Vaseline, or petroleum jelly, is a medicine cabinet essential. There are at least a dozen uses for this versatile product. You can use Vaseline on your elbows and feet to make them smooth or you can use Vaseline on dry spots or your hands during the winter months. Your medicine cabinet shouldn’t be without this dynamic product.

Dove or Ivory

We know it’s tempting to by bubble bath, shower gel and other bathroom beauty products in every color and scent imaginable, but you’ll get more for your money by buying products that you’ll get more mileage from.

Basic white soap such as Dove or Ivory can be used on both baby and adult. Stick with the basics when you go shopping for beauty products, and these two are as basic as you can get for dirt cheap.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a great medicine cabinet essential and it’s one of the most versatile, natural beauty products available. You can dab it on your toenails to prevent a fungal infection. You can also put a dab on your wrists in the summer months to keep pesky bugs away. Throw a few drops in a foot bath too.

A small bottle does cost about $10, but a little goes a long way. There are so many good uses for tea tree oil, you don’t want to be without it.

No one ever said beauty had to be expensive. Stock your medicine cabinet with these beauty products to save money while looking and feeling great.