Treat Yourself: Indulging in Quality Beauty Products

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Last Updated on December 21, 2020

Are you the type that doesn’t think twice about looking after your significant other, kids, family, and friends, but when it comes to yourself, it’s rare that you really treat yourself?

If so, then you can count yourself among the many who don’t often take the time, energy, and money to invest in themselves and indulge here and there.

One area that you can certainly treat yourself is in beauty products. The beauty products industry is absolutely massive, but let’s face it, not all products are created equal.

Here, we’ll take a look at some of the top ways and products you can pick up that will give your skin the pampering it deserves and have you feeling great about the results. And here’s the best part, you don’t have to break the bank to make it happen.

Identify Your “Problem Areas”

Before you just start snapping up any beauty product that looks interesting or is buzzed about, it’s a good idea to identify your specific problem areas. This could be things such as fine lines and wrinkles, dry skin, oily skin, acne-prone skin, sensitive skin, etc. Once you are aware of your specific issues, then you can find products that will work well with your skin.

Be Picky About the Ingredients, Not the Packaging

When it comes to beauty products, companies are wise as to what sells, and that is often packaging. The minute consumers see luxury packaging, they automatically assume that the product inside must be great and match the luxurious exterior. The problem is that this assumption isn’t always true. As a consumer, it’s up to you to take a closer look and read the ingredients, as a quality product isn’t about nice packaging, it’s about useful and effective ingredients.

A great example is the newest ingredient trend hitting the beauty product industry in 2019, and that’s the inclusion of hemp oil in all aspects of skin care and makeup. Companies are now looking at purchasing hemp oil wholesale and either including it in their existing formulas or even using private label services. Hemp oil itself is a relatively inexpensive product, and its potential skin care benefits are vast. It’s been shown to help those who suffer from acne, dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and more.

As a consumer, it’s up to you to determine what ingredients will target your specific concerns, and then look for products that contain those items.

There’s No Need to Buy the Whole Line

You will also want to resist the pressure to buy a whole line of skincare or beauty products. Sure, it can be hard to resist as you read all the claims that the products are supposed to offer, but until you know how your skin will react to the product, it’s best to start out small. Whenever possible, ask if you can have sample-sized items so you can give them a trial run first.

You’ll Go Through the Products Slower

One more thing to keep in mind about high-quality beauty products is the fact that the initial cost may be higher than drugstore or mid-range products, but in general, you tend to need less of the high-quality items for them to be effective. For example, a high-end face moisturizer tends to go a long way with very little product needed, whereas a drugstore cream isn’t likely to be as potent and you’ll end up using it up faster.

Give Yourself Permission to Indulge

There are so many reasons that indulging in quality beauty products is good for your skin, and the fact is that you don’t have to spend an absolute fortune. Often, it’s about giving yourself permission to indulge and reminding yourself you deserve it.

My Life, I Guess

My Life, I Guess is a personal finance and career blog by Amanda Kay, an Employment Specialist and older millennial from Ontario, Canada that strives to keep the "person" in personal finance by writing about money, mistakes, and making a living. She focuses on what it’s like being in debt, living paycheck to paycheck, and surviving unemployment while also offering advice and support for others in similar situations - including a FREE library of career & job search resources.

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