Friday, June 1, 2007

Frugal Fridays - A Beauty Tip

As a mother of three daughters and an active life, revolving around our family, homeschooling, & church, I don't have a lot of time for sitting around and primping. O.k, I admit to playing dress up with the girls sometimes but that doesn't count...

Anyway, I've never been a person who enjoys make-up. I don't buy lots of products or dream of the latest blush or lipstick. (If you do - more power to you!) I generally wear a bit of eyeshadow, mascara, and maybe some powder. Concealer is a favorite of mine but I avoid foundation as much as possible. I do wear a bit of blush on occasion but I never wear lipstick - I'm a strictly chapstick or lip balm type of girl. This saves quite a bit of money, as you might imagine, but that's not my main tip for today.

No matter how much make-up is worn, faces still need to be washed. And, as I am not speding a fortune on make-up I don't see the need to spend money I don't have on potions to wash/soften/tone my face with, either.

Lest you think I am going around with a filthy face, let me share my cleansing secret: Johnson's Head to Toe Baby wash and a common baby washcloth (the small terry cloth type). Yes, this is my secret: I am a grown woman (26 years old qualifies, right?) and I'm a secret Johnson's Baby wash user. And not the newfangled stuff they've come out with for grownups. Nope, just the good old fashioned yellow bottle, green cap, clean smelling stuff they've made for ages. We've had a decent supply of this stuff for the past five years and it is not that expensive to buy.

It's gentle.

It's effective.

So, with the added benefit of not cluttering up our very tiny bathroom with unnecessary stuff, this is a winner all the way around for me. My face is clean and soft and I haven't paid a lot for unnecessary chemicals. Maybe I'll change my tune as I get a bit older but so far, it's frugal, it works, and that's a blessing for me!

Check out Frugal Fridays at Biblical Womanhood. These great tips inspire me every week!


Sherry said...

Most dermatologists recommend a simple soap for face washing, even for acne prone skin. The fancy stuff just isn't necessary!

Mom2fur said...

Now I'm going to be looking for a coupon for that product. At 51, I'm just about twice the grown woman you are, LOL! I don't like makeup much, either. I'll wear foundation if I'm in the mood...but what a pain. And who needs that stuff in this heat, anyway?

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