Between vampire facials and bee venom treatments (both of which will run you over $1,000), beauty secrets that come with a hefty price tag are not hard to come by. But there are some hidden finds that won’t break the bank. In fact, many of the best beauty secrets will do only minor damage to your wallet.
Keep reading for the beauty buys that deliver, but won’t cost you more than $10!
Vitamin E is a healer. In first aid, it’s used to heal cuts and scrapes, but you can also use it to fight fine lines and wrinkles because those same cell-regenerating properties work to repair signs of aging. Buy a bottle of vitamin E capsules, like this one from Nature Made for $6, pierce the capsule, and use the contents in lieu of expensive eye cream.
Salt, or rather magnesium sulfate (yes, some sulfates are good), is the key to better skin. A 20-minute soak in an Epsom salt-spiked bath will rejuvenate, detoxify, and soften your skin. You can also grab a handful of Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt Soaking Solution ($6), and use the crystals to exfoliate. The results will be even better than that pricey scrub you’re used to.
The uses for cotton swabs are nearly endless and hardly secret. But for $4, you can pick up a pack of Precision Tips, and your beauty routine will be changed forever. Cleaning up winged eyeliner mistakes and maintaining a crisp lip line has never been easier.
Baby powder and baby shampoo are well-known beauty multitaskers, but the less talked-about baby oil is not to be overlooked. Johnson’s Baby Oil ($4) will rehydrate parched ends, remove eye makeup, and make shaving a smoother process.
Do you have any other inexpensive beauty secrets? Share them in the comments!