If you’re anything like me (a compulsive buyer of beauty products, that is), your bathroom cabinets are probably full of things that you’ve never used or are struggling to use up because you don’t really like them or they don’t work for you. The plot thickens if, on top of that, you just hate throwing away half empty bottles. Hopefully these hacks will inspire you to repurpose those products.
That moisturiser you sweat off as soon as you step out of the bathroom
Remember that moisturiser you bought because Zoella said it was amazing? Now you realise that her skin, unlike yours, is dry and that’s probably why she doesn’t look like a piglet who just went out for a swim after she has applied it. You do. But it was pricey. So, now what?
Well, here are a few ways you can repurpose it:
- if your eyes aren’t sensitive, use it as an eye cream
- if you’re getting older (23 going on 38), it’s time to give your neck and décolletage the moisture they deserve
- you could also use it on your cuticles or as a hand cream.
That hand cream your mother-in-law gave you
Speaking of hand creams… That one your mother-in-law gave you for your birthday just smells like soap for old ladies. According to thorough scientific research done by me, the feet are the extremities which are the furthest away from your nose, so you could definitely apply your hand cream onto your feet and not be bothered by its smell.
For extra moisture, cover your feet in cream, put on socks for the night and they’ll be all nice and hydrated in the morning (this might be more pleasant in the winter).
That expensive serum you bought on a whim
Serums are usually big financial investments and it’s such a disappointment when they don’t work out on your skin. There can be a plethora of reasons why a particular serum doesn’t work on someone, but the fact is that you splurged on it and now it’s sitting on your bathroom sink just looking pretty and expensive.
If it’s an oil, try applying it (in small quantities) on the ends of your hair. There is no such thing as over-moisturised ends.
If it isn’t an oil, well… time for your neck, décolletage or hands to benefit from your hard earned money.
That shampoo which weighs your hair down
There’s different ways you can repurpose a shampoo you don’t like:
- wash your dog(s)*
- clean your makeup brushes
- use it as a substitute for laundry detergent
Shower gel will work just fine as well.
*Pictures of wet Labrador available on demand.
That hair conditioner which doesn’t really repair your hair
Meet your new shaving cream! Hair conditioner is by nature very hydrating and soothing and will leave your legs silky and smooth.
You can also repurpose it to:
- clean your makeup brushes
- remove your eye makeup
- replace your laundry detergent
I hope you’ve found this post helpful. If you have other hacks, please do share them in the comments.