Health and Beauty

Whether you want to look good or just to feel better, reaching your beauty goals traditionally comes at a significant cost. But not if you’re a dedicated cheapskate! While medications and beauty products you use must be safe, there’s no reason that you have to pay exorbitant prices to ensure such quality.

Here are some fascinating and functional tips for saving time and stretching costs on skin and hair products, straight from our most popular posts: Best Inexpensive Skin Care Products,  Stop Making These 5 Costly Hair Mistakes, and The Costly Mistakes You Make with Your Choice of Shampoo.

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Cetaphil’s New Anti-Aging Collection: A Review

Say goodbye to pricey serums and creams and hello to Cetaphil's Healthy Renew collection. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore
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Be Brave and Save … on Haircuts!

If you or someone in your family could use a haircut but you’re a little short on cash this month,
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14 Genius Uses for Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth—from Health and Beauty to Home and Garden

Diatomaceous earth is an inexpensive, readily available powder made from the sediment of algae that has been fossilized in bodies
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Best Places to Buy Eyeglasses Online and In-Store

There are a number of ways to buy eyeglasses, including from local opticians, independent optometrists, optical departments in big-box retailers,
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9 Fabulous Ways to Use Fresh Cranberries Starting Now and Throughout the Year

Fresh cranberries are available in supermarkets and grocery stores from October thru December—a very short season! Stock up on fresh
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8 Pleasantly Surprising Reasons to Decorate with Houseplants

Experts call it "interior landscaping" and it's becoming increasingly popular not only in homes but in offices and other commercial

How to Make DIY Dry Shampoo

Listen, we've all gone a few too many days between shampoos. Some of us frequently rely on a good dry

How to Liquefy Crystallized Honey and Best Way to Store It

It's discouraging when you reach for the honey, only to discover it is no longer a smooth liquid, but all
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8 Ways to Stop Glasses Fogging Up

If you wear eyeglasses, I’ll bet you’ve encountered a most annoying problem while wearing a mask—glasses fogging up. That makes
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The Healing Power in Chicken Soup

How to make simple, rich, hearty, healthy and flavorful chicken soup in about 50 minutes—from scratch!—start to finish.
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5 DIY Body Scrubs to Keep Your Skin Vibrant and Healthy

Skincare professionals out there recommends exfoliating to keep our skin looking vibrant and healthy. While there are plenty of pricey
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How to Clean Your Phone and Why You Need To Do It NOW!

I don't mean to gross you out, but here's the truth: It's 10 times dirtier than a toilet—and you're touching
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How to Make Disinfecting Wipes

To prevent the transmission of the virus, pandemic experts are saying that we must ensure that our hands are free
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How to Keep Calm and Carry On

Life is uncertain. We know that. What we don't want to admit is how quickly uncertainty can morph into fear,
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Can’t Get Your Hands on Hand Sanitizer? Make Your Own

My mailbox has filled up the past couple of days with letters from readers who find themselves on the verge
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Best Inexpensive Makeup to Replace M.A.C. Favorites

Overall, I figure that I’ve cut the cost of makeup by more than 60%—without sacrifice—by switching to what I consider
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How to Improve Your Life: Join a Group!

Joining a group is one of the best ways to reduce stress. A church, athletic team, or support group—anything that
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DIY White Teeth—It’s Safe, Cheap, Easy!

What's the one thing most of us want to change about our smiles? It's the whiteness of our teeth. DIY
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Finally the Mystery of Hair Conditioners Solved

Hair conditioners fall into general categories according to what they do and the problems they solve. Using the wrong product for
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14 Uses for Old Coffee Grounds That Could Make Your Life Better

If you love your morning cup of Joe, it's a pretty good bet you're throwing out spent coffee grounds on
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16 Brilliant Reasons to Stop Throwing Out Pickle Juice

A friend asked if she could borrow some pickle juice. Huh? Who keeps pickle juice? The purpose of pickle juice
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You’re Not the Only One Confused by Date Labels on Packaged Foods!

No doubt, you've noticed that some food products come with dates and codes printed on them. Does that mean it
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11 Everyday Uses for Nok-Out—the World’s Best Odor Eliminator

I’ve used Nok-Out and now its companion SNiPER continuously in my home for longer than 20 years, and have recommended
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20 Surprisingly Effective Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar

It makes a terrific vinaigrette for salad, but apple cider vinegar (ACV) is good in many other ways around the
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Stop Making These 5 Costly Hair Mistakes

No one knows your hair better than you do. But is it possible that in your efforts to keep it
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DIY Spa Day at Home: 6 Easy Treatments to Pamper Yourself

If you don’t happen to have an extra hundred bucks to enjoy a day at the spa, don’t sweat it.
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A Most Unusual Frugal Use for Blue Dawn Dishwashing Liquid

There are days when I open up my mailbag and have to sit down because I'm laughing so hard. Some
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Three Apples a Day to Lose Weight

Now, while apples are plentiful and super affordable, it's a good time to save some dough. And you'll be saving
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Best Drugstore Hair Products—Superior Quality, Super Affordable

From time to time I see these products at stores like Walgreens, King Soopers, Target, Walmart, but never all of
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19 Surprising Ways Epsom Salt Can Improve Your Life

I can recall vividly—and count on one hand—the migraine headaches I’ve had in my life, all of them before age
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The Best Skincare Products Recommended by My Dermatologist (Surprisingly Affordable!)

If the high-price of quality skincare is enough to give you a rash, good news. You don't have to spend
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The Costly Mistakes You Make With Your Choice of Shampoo

There are lots of myths out there about shampoo and hair care—and here's the truth to counteract them!
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A Very Bad Hair Day

Apparently, my hair is my life. Believe me, I am as surprised by this fact of vanity as anyone. Had
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How Wool Dryer Balls Really Work to Save Money and Protect Family Health

A previous post, on why laundry softening products are a real problem continues to strike a chord with thousands of readers.
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Commercial Fabric Softeners are the Problem (Here is the Solution)

When it comes to doing laundry, most of us are prone to overkill. We want beautifully clean, brilliantly white, soft,
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31 Remarkable Ways to Use Hydrogen Peroxide to Improve Your Life

In today's post I've identified 20 ways to use hydrogen peroxide around the house. Something tells me I may have
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8 Easy Ways to Slash the High Cost of Prescription Drugs in 2024

If you haven't heard, you'd better sit down for this: The cost of prescription drugs is increasing at more than
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Ask Me Anything: Smelly Sponges, Linx Stick Vac, Wood Cleaner, Kids’ Savings Accounts and More

Once again, it’s time to reach into my inbox and pull out a handful of questions from you my dear
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How to Break the Acrylic Nail Habit and Help Your Nails Recover Beautifully

Anyone who's ever had acrylic nails knows that they absolutely ravage your natural nails if removed incorrectly or worn for
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Put a Beautiful Smile on Your Face with a Dental Savings Plan

Dental Savings Plans are membership plans, similar to the way a person becomes a member of Costco, pays an annual
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Do I Need to Drink Filtered Water or Is the Tap Okay?

These days, a trip to the grocery store requires nerves of steel. The cost of everything, it seems, is soaring.
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Simple Secrets for the Perfect Home Manicure

I wish I had all of the money I’ve spent over the years on salon manicures. It would be quite
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Think You Can’t Eat Healthy on a Budget? Sure You Can!

I could almost feel the panic in Barbara’s message. It seems that her teenage son has taken up bodybuilding and
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All You Need to Know to Get Prescription Eyeglasses Online

Honestly? When I first heard about ordering prescription eyeglasses online, I scoffed. I rolled my eyes. What next? Mail order surgery?
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The Best Homemade Gluten-Free Muffins

I thought this matter of gluten-free was pretty solid—that some people are truly allergic to gluten, others have celiac disease
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With Generic Drugs, You Gotta’ Speak Up

I want to tell you about a shocking encounter I had recently at my local Rite Aid pharmacy. But first,