Nowadays, we stumble upon a new beauty product almost every day. Whether it’s a makeup products, a hair styling one, or something that is meant for your face and body, the beauty product industry has its ways of persuading you that you need something when you actually don’t. Admittedly, there are beauty products which everyone should have in their collection. Still, the great majority of products we see advertised every day are actually quite useless. Here’s a list of 5 beauty products you don’t need and should forget about.

5 Beauty Products You Don’t Need and Shouldn’t Get

1. Toner

We’ve all been told we need toner on our face to get it truly clean and restore the balance some alkaline products rob our skin of. In fact, according to dermatologists, using a toner on your face is quite unnecessary. That’s because the soaps you clean your face with nowadays have evolved in such a way that they don’t leave any residue on your skin anymore. As a result, using toner is a step in your beauty routine that you should feel free to skip.

2. Foot Mask

A mask for your feet? This is something you should definitely say pass to. There’s no reason why your feet would need a mask. In order to keep them smooth and soft, all you have to do is make sure you remove the dead skin and use a foot cream regularly. Other than that, spending money on foot masks (especially pricey ones) is definitely unnecessary.

3. Lip Exfoliator

Sure, our lips deserve the best of treatments, especially during the cold season. Still, buying a lip exfoliator seems like a waste of money. Whenever you notice your lips being extremely dry and cracked, use a toothbrush to gently brush them or a towel to rub them. These two options do exactly the same thing lip exfoliants do, only you don’t have to pay an exorbitant sum of money for them.

4. Body-Firming Lotion

How many times have you heard of body-firming lotions and anti-cellulite ones that promise to help you get a firmer body and get rid of cellulite? The truth is that in the long run, these products won’t provide you with a magical solution. Even if they contain caffeine (which improves the blood flow) and plant extracts (which hydrate the skin), this will only help you temporarily. Save the money you would spend on them and use them to go to the gym instead.

5. Shaving Cream

You might gasp in wonder: you don’t actually need shaving cream? It’s true that shaving cream used to be important and useful in the past. That’s because there was no other way of softening the hair follicles, making for an easier shaving process. However, nowadays, most shower gels contain glycerin, which is a humectant. This means you can use them instead of shaving cream and save some money.

Were you surprised by these 5 beauty products you don’t need and that companies still advertise as necessary? We know we were. So, the next time you’re about to buy a lip exfoliator or a foot mask, think twice before going through with it.

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