For the Budget Conscious Consumer

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If you’re a cost conscious consumer, but like to look your best, read these 5 low-cost ways to look better without breaking the bank.

1. Better Diet: Start With Your Grocery List

It shouldn’t cost you more money to eat healthier. It all starts with a good grocery list. Start editing your list today, and cross off all the junk food. Then replace those items with vegetables, fruits and lean meat. Be wary of anything that comes in a cardboard box; if it does, remember to read the nutrition information. To keep costs down, track prices on your grocery list; when you find a cheaper or healthier option, then it’s time to edit your list again.

2. Find A Tailor and 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.

3. Find the Right Bra

For whatever reason, many women wear the wrong bra size. No matter what type of bra you wear, it’s a great idea to get it fitted to match your current size. A local store or boutique should be able to help you with this.

4. Consider Injectables for Wrinkle Reduction

Injectable products like Botox, Juvederm and Restylane can quickly  correct wrinkles and folds. With a simple injection, many people can lose their unsightly smile lines, frown lines and crow’s feet for months at a time. Today’s injectables come with lidocaine, so they’re more comfortable. If you’re concerned about the cost, keep an eye out for specials offered by your local plastic surgeon.

5. Use Medical Grade Skin Care Products

Start a daily routine that includes the best skin care products for you. Start by talking to an aesthetician or plastic surgeon, so they can guide you toward a good 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.  Medical grade products penetrate deeper and contain a higher concetration of the ingredients you need most.

Three more free ways to look better: don’t smoke, avoid sun exposure, and get plenty of sleep!


Written By Virginia Surgical Arts

Our oral and cosmetic surgery facility in Virginia Beach serves all of Hampton Roads and offers oral/facial reconstruction, bone grafting, and facial and body rejuvenation. We are fully licensed and accredited. When you are ready to begin truly appreciating and evoking the real you, Virginia Surgical Arts is here–ready to work with you.