#MaySkinChallenge | day 25 | anti-haul | hosted by @antiagingamber & @morethanjustskin -
• WHAT NOT TO BUY❓
For those that know me, you know what is coming as first no-buy... Here we go:
🚫DON'T BUY TOO MUCH: • don't buy another cleanser if already have a full cabinet with more than you will ever be able to use; • don't buy another serum if it will take 47 days to use each one in rotation 😂• you don't need a 10th face oil or another mist to your collection of 23... YOU GOT THE IDEA! Pick favorites and occasionally try a new product! Do not overload yourself, your cabinet and specially your skin with too many products!!!!
🚫BACKUPS - I know it's tempting to buy 3 bottles of your favorite product but be aware of: 1) expiration dates (4 bottles of your favorite Serum might expire in one year but will take you 2 years to use them up; and 2) if you are a skincare lover you will want to try that latest Serum from brand X or Y... and having 5 bottles of your favorite Serum might be not be a good idea. Keep in mind that if a certain product becomes discontinued, you will still be able to find that one retailer that has it and that you can stock from.
🚫OVERPRICED ITEMS: I believe that if our budget allows, skincare pampering is one of the things I love the most but... (and that's a big but) do not assume that something is better just because is super expensive (there are unbelievably amazing products that are so reasonably priced)! Try to get the best for your hard-earned buck!
🚫IRRITANTS: avoid, when possible, anything with fragrance, alcohol, essential oils and/or any other possible irritants that lead to sensitized skin! I have a few that have natural essential oils (like the EH balm or the Blue Cocoon) but they are the exception of the rule. Most of my skincare is fragrance-free.
📌And that's it!!! In the end, buy with moderation. Before buying, ask yourself:
1️⃣Does it suit my skin type & needs?
2️⃣Do I need it? (Or do I have 10 other products at home of the same category?)
3️⃣ Did I finished a similar product recently? #1empty1newbie -
📍If you have 3 fat "yes"... it is not an #antihaul anymore 😊