Most of us put at least a little investment in our product choices. After all, we’ve typically done our research to find out what works best for us and made the effort to find the exact product we like to ensure consistency. This is an effort in many cases. That’s why so many of us start to get disappointed when we see a favorite product, whether it is food, makeup, or something else, running low. Getting all we can out of a product necessarily becomes a concern as none of us want to waste our investment. The question is how you get everything you can out of a container before you throw it away. We’ve put together some tips for how you can get the most out of a few different kinds of products so that you can be sure that your products are doing all they can for you for as long as they can manage. We’ll start with a fairly common problem: getting all you can out of that bottle.
Most of us learn fairly quickly about the need to take specific approaches when it comes to bottles of any sort. After all, they’re the most common and that means it is hard to escape learning a useful trick or two. One of the ones we need to be the most mindful of for beauty and skincare products it to make sure that products bottles we squeeze things out of are stored upside down. This will help ensure we’re getting all we can the first time by making gravity do the hard work for us. The reverse is true when you’re dealing with a pump bottle as you want the product to go to the bottom for the same reason. These tricks are simple enough and most of us know them already, but it is useful to share them for anyone who doesn’t. Taking these steps won’t get all you can out of them though. Sometimes, at the very end, you’ll want to add the smallest bit of water to try and loosen any remaining product. This will make it a bit more liquid, yes, but help you extract the last remaining bits from the bottle so you can make the most of them. All else failing, you could try cutting the bottle open to get at the last stubborn bits too if it isn’t a reusable container.
A Versatile Tool
You’ll want to invest in a spoon in some cases. We’ve all had various creamy products become fairly troublesome. They’re useful and spread nicely however we use them, but eventually whatever is left becomes frustrating to collect. This is especially true for various skincare products. Solving the problem is as simply as going to your kitchen though. Think about all the creamy products we can end up working with in the kitchen. We solve those problems with a spoon. Why shouldn’t the solution translate to other products as well? We do wish to strongly suggest buying a spoon specifically for this purpose that cannot be mistaken for any other one though. Do not use any spoon you’ve used to help you get at beauty products to actively cook, bake, or eat with to avoid unpleasant issues. A spoon will help you make the most of pretty much every cream product you might have with a minimal amount of effort. Just remember to use it to its fullest extent and you can be sure that you’ll make the most of each container.
Reinventing the Problem
Powders of various sorts can at once be easy, if you’re dealing with food, or a problem when you’re dealing with makeup. The latter introduces the problem where hitting the container on something may result in your losing some of your favorite additional color that is hard to get. Trying to make the most of powder beauty products can seem difficult. It feels like you need a certain amount to properly use it as a powder. The trick is that you can get around this if you’re willing to think about it a little differently. All it takes it a little liquid to turn most powders into a very simple cream. This can be a good way to stretch out the life of any powder for as long as you can while ensuring you make the most of it. You don’t have to sacrifice that additional makeup just because you can’t seem to properly get it out of the corners or anything similar. There will be some experimentation involved, but all you need to remember is to start with a tiny amount of water and scale slightly as needed to achieve the desired goal.
Making the most of your products is a task that most of us set for ourselves. It doesn’t always feel realistic though due to a variety of factors. We can end up being frustrated as much by the container as the product itself. Learning tricks to “hack” your way around the problem will help ensure you make the most of products going forward while never having to feel you wasted an excessive amount of the product at the end because it became too difficult to get any more out of the container.