9. Makeup Products With SPF
You’ve likely noticed that many makeup products mention that they contain SPF sun protection on the bottle. Don’t be fooled by these claims, as makeup will never be able to offer the protection of a sunscreen, as you’d have to pile on a really thick, opaque layer of makeup in order to get the SPF advertised on the bottle, and most people just don’t wear makeup the way they do sunscreen.
Remember, you need to apply 1/2 teaspoon of sunscreen on your face and neck alone every morning to get the protection advertised ?on the bottle, and wearing that much foundation, concealer, or any other makeup product is just not realistic or flattering. So, instead of falling victim to this misleading marketing claim, use a separate sun lotion daily under your makeup.
10. Specialized Creams
Do you really need a special cream or lotion for your eyes, neck, hands, and feet? The answer is a definitive ‘No’, as most creams do one job – they moisturize, and to accomplish that task, one product for the face and neck, and another one for the body is more than enough. And remember, by not using eye cream and neck cream and simply applying your daily moisturizer on your entire face and neck area, you’ll be saving a lot of money, as these specialized creams are often at least twice the price of a regular face cream.
The same story applies to day and night creams – you don’t need two separate products that essentially do the same thing. As for foot and hand creams, these are also completely unnecessary – using a regular body lotion on your hands and feet will do the same job and save you a lot of money.