LIFESTYLE: Cosmetics Interventions Aren't Just For The Rich: 5 Beauty Treatments Anyone Can Afford

 you think cosmetic treatments are just for the rich, then think again. These days, there are all sorts of procedures on the market, and practically anyone can afford them. 

Please note that we’re not talking about full-on surgery in this post. That’s still expensive and, in many cases, unnecessary. What we discuss below are small touch-ups that can make a massive difference in how you look and feel. 

Makeup Tattoos

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Imagine if you could simply skip putting on makeup in the morning and save yourself time and money. It sounds too good to be true, but it is something that a lot of women are opting for in the form of permanent makeup tattoos. 

The way this works is simple. Instead of using eyeliner and brow liner all the time, you get a tattoo artist to permanently ink them onto your face. Then all you need to do is add concealer and mascara in the morning, saving you a huge amount of time and money.

Eyelash Tinting

If your eyelashes sometimes look a little pale or thin, then eyelash tinting could help. This treatment darkens the lashes, helping to make them appear naturally thicker and fuller. You can also lighten them at the tips to create a dramatic, fuller look, reducing your reliance on mascara. 

Teeth Straightening Systems

Today’s best teeth aligners are nothing like the metal braces of the past. You don’t need to sit in an orthodontist’s chair while they glue metal posts to your teeth and then crank a metal wire to make it taut. Instead, you just order the aligners you need online to shift your teeth into their desired position.

The benefits of proper tooth alignment go well beyond beauty. When your teeth are straight, it actually helps to keep them healthy, since you can brush away bacteria more easily. In the long run, you are much less likely to lose a tooth. 

Lived-In Hair Colour

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Regular hair colour treatments dramatically change your hair tone but, at the same time, leave you with problems, such as roots that don’t match. Lived-in hair colour, though is different. Clever techniques mean that colour work can continue looking good for up to six months, allowing you to slash your salon costs. 

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels sound expensive (and something that celebrities would do), but they are actually surprisingly simple and inexpensive. Essentially, all they involve is covering facial skin with a chemical that causes the top layer to peel away, revealing fresh, rejuvenated skin underneath. 

Researchers still aren’t quite sure why it works so well, but they think that it has to do with the effect on cellular biology. Stress from the acid peel causes them to go into maintenance mode, turning back the clock, and behaving as though they are younger. 


Lastly, if you have spider veins, you might want to consider sclerotherapy. It’s a non-surgical procedure that involves injecting a compound into unwanted veins that causes them to shrivel and die. A few weeks after treatment, it is as if your spider veins were never there.

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