Skincare - save or splurge?
Last week, I did a presentation at the National Home Show that looked at where to save and where to spend on purchases for the home. Judging by the attendance, it's a topic that a lot of people are thinking about right now. So while it's not related to home decor or appliances, I'd like to point out another area in which I think saving your pennies makes sense - skincare. Back in my BC years (Before Children), I used to spend gobs of money on lotions and unguents. Now I'm convinced that it's the consistency with which one attends to one's epidermis that really counts, as opposed to the price tag on bottle of lotion. (Having to get four kids through college will help one along to these kinds of realizations!)So, ladies and gentlemen, while you should be cleansing, toning and moisturizing twice daily, the pricey stuff isn't necessary. I've been using samples of Spectro cleansers and a new Spectro HydraCare facial moisturizers that were recently sent my way (somebody out there likes me, perhaps?). Both have a very gentle, non-irritating formulation that works for me, and my teenaged kids. Both the cleanser (500 ml) and the moisturizer (140 ml) sell for about $12.