OK, let’s get real – life can be super-stressful sometimes and the last thing you want is your beauty regime taking up your to-do list. So, whether you’re trying to save up for the future or you simply want to feel empowered by your beauty choices, it’s time to get savvy with how you spend your money – and your time. Instagram stars and all-round girl bosses , and reveal how they do it in the second of the Philips Beauty Smarts series (watch episode one here).
First things first, try to think of your beauty products like an investment; it’s often worth paying a little bit extra for a top-quality product that will provide superior results and last longer. Take your hair-removal regime. The average woman spends £12 per month on at-home hair-removal methods, such as razors or shaving creams1, and over £30 per month on in-salon treatments2. Over time, these figures very quickly stack up to a significant outgoing expense.
Think smart and invest in longer-term solutions that don’t require ongoing costs, like an at-home IPL device. The is the world’s first IPL hair-removal device with bespoke attachments tailored to different areas of the whole body and provides a 92% hair reduction in just three treatments for long-lasting smoothness3.
Not only that, but the innovative device is perfect for the time-poor, too. Rather than schlepping across town to the salon, or else stuffing a wax appointment into an already bursting schedule, the Lumea is fuss-free and quick to use from the comfort and privacy of your own home. In fact, the Lumea treatment times are nothing short of impressive, taking a mere eight-and-a-half minutes to treat both lower legs4 – something even the busiest girl boss can fit in. Not only that, but it also provides eight weeks of smooth, hair-free skin, meaning you don’t have to go through the process of removing your hair so frequently. In GLAMOUR’s exclusive video, presenter and influencer Chessie King reveals that she particularly appreciates the convenience of at-home treatments: “I’m saving time, I’m saving money and I love the fact that I’m in my own home.” And don’t worry about keeping track of the treatment schedule – simply download the Philips app and receive a handy reminder so you don’t even have to think about it.
As well as savvy investments, there are a few clever considerations when it comes to the quality of your beauty products. Rather than spending money on a solution to a beauty problem, find the source of the problem and eliminate it. Your hair is a great place to start, with expensive repairing masks and moisturising products draining your bank account, when the solution may well be as simple as switching your hairdryer and selecting one that won’t frazzle your ends or fade your colour. The provides intelligent, intuitive and caring styling thanks to its infrared sensor technology, which diagnoses your hair 4,000 times per drying session, adapting the temperature to reduce moisture loss and prevent damage. Poppy Jamie, mental health campaigner and founder of Happy Not Perfect, a mental health app, strongly believes in the importance of taking care of yourself: “It’s just a few minutes to nurture yourself every day and you not only look better but you feel better, too.” And when you combine that with empowering, savvy choices and time-saving solutions, who can argue with her?
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1. Based on 1,546 women who remove hair at home (tweezers, razors, replacement razor heads, shaving foam, wax strips, epilators, etc).
2. Based on 884 women who remove hair in-salon (brow shape, bikini wax, IPL/laser treatments etc).
3. Measured on legs, after the third treatment. Individual results may vary.
4. When used corded on the highest energy setting.