Looking good and having a healthy beauty routine does not always have to cost a fortune. Using the makeup you already have, in addition to items you have at home – you can create scrubs, save on shaving cream, and even extend the life of products. These useful beauty tricks are perfect for those looking to cut back on their makeup budget. Keep more money saved for a goal you have in mind and still look beautiful!

7 Affordable DIY Beauty Tips

Tip #1. Brushes can cost as much as $30 – way too much when you already have a good working set of brushes you use on a daily basis. Keep your brushes clean by washing them regularly with shampoo or mid dish detergent. Simply dry them on a paper towel. Cleaning your brushes will also prevent you from adding possible bacteria to your face.

Tip #2. Scrubs may be calling your name at the store, but you can give yourself spa treatment at home without spending money. Mix one part olive oil with two parts salt or sugar. Add in a few drops of essential oil such as grapefruit or lavender and you’re all set. Gently massage the scrub over your arms and legs and rinse off with warm water.

Tip #3. If you suffer from chapped lips, you can save on purchasing a lip scrub to remove excess skin. Mix equal parts brown sugar, olive oil, and vanilla extract. Gently massage the mixture over your lips and wipe with a tissue. Proceed with applying your lipstick or lip-gloss.

Tip #4. Use Vaseline as your makeup remover at the end of the day. Just dip a tissue into a jar of petroleum jelly and wipe your face with downward strokes. Your makeup will come right off and you’ll save on buying an additional product.

Tip #5. Lack of sleep or stress can cause dark circles under the eyes. To combat a tired look, place chilled green tea bags on tired eyes to reduce dark spots and rejuvenate your skin.

Tip #6. Shaving creams can be an extra expense when you likely have perfect substitutes on hand. Use baby oil, conditioner, or coconut oil for a great shave.

Tip #7. Coffee drinkers may notice the color of their teeth getting darker over time. Instead of buying a whitener, mix lemon juice and baking soda to use on your teeth.