There must be a stash of products which we buy on a whim but never end up liking them. I always wonder what do people do with such stuff especially when those beauty products turn out to be very expensive or at least cost enough that we can not simply donate them. What do you do? How do you use products you do not like? Do you toss them or use them in an alternate way? What do I do? How do I use the products I do not like?
How do I use the products I do not like?
Cleansing Milk, Face Washes and Toners
Cleansing milk is something which I run out of every time so mostly I end up using them. There are really very few cleanser products I do not like. I do have Vichy miceller water which I am using as a final wipe after using the cleansing balm to remove the final sunscreen residue and follow with a face wash.
For face wash products I do not like, I double them up as body washes for travel purposes and use them up. It works both ways for me. And, for toners, I use them to dilute my cleansing milk so they get finished up pretty well.
Morning or Night Serums and Moisturizers
Mostly, I do not end up hating the serums. I may end up hating moisturizers but not serums. It is the curiosity that makes me end up using and finishing it. For the same reason I am almost nearing the end of Vichy aqualia serum which did not interest me much.
But, for moisturizers and other such products I do not like, I end up using them as body butters or hand creams and just finish them. If I hate them too much, I do donate them as well.
If I hate a sunscreen on my face, I use it for my arms or body.
Face Masks and Face Scrubs
Most of the products I do not like fall in this category. I end up using the scrubs for my body or feet. Mostly, they become a spa session for my feet and I use a lot at one go to finish it off asap.
As for the mask, I smooth it on my face and neck after washing my face whilst having shower and wash it off at the end.
For sheet masks, there is a lot of variety so I never buy the same ones so they end up getting used.
Hair Care Products
Hair Care products are tricky. Again, many of the products I do not like fall in this category. his is very tricky. I can not donate them because very few people use conditioners. And, some of the shampoos I get are super expensive even if I hate them. So, what I do is use the shampoo for my foot spa. Or, pass them on to Mr. P 😀 After all, it does not matter what kind of shampoo they use!
If the hair oils are not expensive, I would just give them away. I usually avoid buying silicony hair oils but once I got this wild argan body and hair oil from TBS and I hated it. I used it in large quantities on my body and finished it. Did not use it for the hair at all for the fear of product buildup.
I throw away the leave in serums and other styling products as I have no one to donate them to. My maid would not know what to do with it!! And, sometimes, I just use and finish the products whether I like them or not.
Overall, I do try to use the products I do not like as much as possible. But, if absolutely necessary, I would throw them away. What do you do with the products you do not like? Do you try to use them or donate it or throw it? Share below!