It happens to the best of us; in the relaxed haze of an island vacation (or the sleepy haze of a late night infomercial) we purchase a slew of skin care products that are all wrong for our skin.
The first step is always check the return policy, many companies will allow returns or exchanges of the unused portion within 30 days of purchase.
If your stuck with the product, don’t fret. There are creative ways to make use of items not suited for our complexion!
Creams that are too heavy for the face are wonderful to use on the body. The night cream that clogged the pores on you face will do wonders for your dry cuticles and hands. Same goes for oil based serums.
Retinol, AHA, and glycolic products that prove too strong for your face will smooth your rough elbows and heels in no time. Same goes for harsh facial scrubs.
Creamy cleanser too creamy for your oily skin? Most cream cleansers can do double duty as an eye makeup remover.
Foaming cleanser drying out your combination skin? Use it as a body wash, especially good for areas like the chest and back which might be prone to break outs.
Resist the urge to stow these items away in your beauty closet, they will just sit there until they expire and you’ll waste them entirely. Get creative!