Cosmetics are so easily available today, supermarkets stock them and online beauty stores can deliver products directly to your door the next day, so just how much are we spending on our face?
The average woman spends over £18,000 in a lifetime on skincare and make up products.
Superdrug conducted a study on 2,000 women recently and found that on average the women spend £279.41 a year on skincare and cosmetics only for their face.
This amount means that between the ages of 18 and 82 and a half years-old, women spend £18,049.89 on cleansers, blushers, foundation, creams and other cosmetics.
Personally I expected the sum to be much higher so I worked out my average yearly spending according to the chart used on the Daily Mail’s website and my skincare regime totals to £303.29 a year, very close to the average from the study.
The chart is divided into moisturiser, foundation, mascara, lipstick, blusher/bronzer, cleanser, toner, eyeliner, eye shadow, concealer, false eyelashes, face mask, face wipes and eye cream.
Although he study is missing hair care and body products among other essentials it is a great eye-opener of the cost of beauty. According to the survey women on average buy 323 packs of face wipes in a lifetime so making some small changes like buying a cheaper pack could save you some serious cash.