8 Low-Cost Ways to Look Your Best This Summer
If you want to look great without blowing your budget, these simple tips can get you started.
1. Avoid sun over-exposure
As we begin the Summer here in Cleveland, many of our patients want to get out and start tanning. There’s nothing wrong with a healthy glow, but skin cancer and sun damage are real threats to your health. Avoid sun overexposure when you’re young, and you’ll thank yourself later.
2. Improve your diet
Eating healthy starts with a good grocery list. Start editing your list today, and cross off all the junk food. Then replace those items with fruits, veggies, and lean meats.
Be wary of packaged and processed foods. Remember to read the nutrition information. To keep costs down, track prices on your list; when you find a cheaper or healthier option, then it’s time to edit your list again.
3. Hire a tailor or a personal shopper
Don’t underestimate the importance of clothing fit. A personal shopper can help you understand your body proportions and then show you how to buy clothes that flatter them.
Finding a great fit off-the-rack can be difficult, so find a good local tailor who can make the right adjustments to your new (or old) clothes.
4. Wear the right bra
Many women wear the wrong bra size. No matter what type of bra you wear, it can help to get an updated and professional fitting. A local store or boutique should be able to assist you with this.
5. Get rid of wrinkles
Botox, Juvederm and Restylane can quickly (although temporarily) correct wrinkles and folds. With a simple injection, you can banish unsightly smile lines, frown lines and crow’s feet.
6. Improve your skin care routine
Start a daily routine that includes the best skin care products for you. Start by talking to an aesthetician who can guide you toward a quality regimen. Choose a product line that is designed to meet your needs, whether that means anti-aging, skin lightening, sun protection or any of your other appearance goals.
8. Get plenty of sleep
Studies have shown that sleep affects us in a multitude of ways. A 2010 study published in the British Medical Journal found that sleep deprived people appeared tired, less healthy and less attractive than their peers.
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