I want to share with you this very simple but effective beauty hack on how to prolong the life of your face wash, thus saving you from having to buy a new one every couple of months.
I inadvertently discovered this trick while opening up a fresh bottle of my Murad clarifying cleanser. I was about to take a shower and for some reason did not want to bother with taking off the aluminum seal of the product. Instead of taking off the seal like a normal, patient person would, I grabbed a thumbtack off of my cork board and poked a hole in the middle of it. I then screwed the cap back on and used the face wash as I normally would.
A few weeks later I noticed that my Murad bottle still looked almost as full as it did when I opened it. This was surprising to me, as I am someone who washes my face both day and night. After using a product for weeks twice a day I would have expected there to be a significant dent in the product. It took me a moment to realize why this was the case. I remembered poking that small hole in the seal and realized in hindsight that I probably saved myself a lot of money by doing that one simple act.
So now I’m here writing this post about it and sharing it with all of you! Poking a small hole in the seal of a liquid or gel product will force you to use less of it, and will prolong the life of your products. I discovered after doing this that it is a great way to use just enough product without going overboard and being wasteful. I am now just about to throw out the empty bottle, 4 months after I originally opened it.
I wouldn’t recommend using this tip for any thick cream products or scrubs. A small thumbtack sized hole will likely not be large enough for product to pass through, which could lead to some frustration.
I hope you try this out if you want to save some money on your cleansers!
Thanks for reading 🙂