Being in your 20s (in the 2020s) has been tough.
Thankfully, our generation has done their homework on beauty and wellbeing, and we’re highly aware that stress = wrinkles (in the future, please, not now!).
With Covid–19 slowly fucking off, we’re also suddenly becoming a little more optimistic with our lives. Whether you’re kicking some serious career or relationship goals, or making next-level travel plans, it is also time to acknowledge some serious health, beauty and wellness milestones that may keep you on track for the best year yet – 2021!
A survey conducted for Invisalign Australia, revealed that the average woman spends over $3,500 per year on beauty and grooming. Keeping up with beauty trends can be costly (and sometimes time-consuming), but there are a number of treatments that may be worth some investment upfront, that can save you time and money further down the line.
1. Invisalign treatment
It is never too late to undergo teeth straightening treatment. Favoured by Instagram and run-way sensations Khloe Kardashian and Gisele Bundchen, Invisalign clear aligners work behind the scenes to offer you the smile you have always dreamed of.
With an impressive success rate of over eight million cases, Invisalign clear aligners are the OG’s of straight teeth. On embarking Invisalign treatment, not only will you be shown a clear outline of your treatment plan, but you will have the expertise of an Invisalign doctor on-hand the whole way through.
2. Micro blading
Whilst the up-front costs and procedure details of micro blading (essentially, ‘tattooing’ on the perfect brow), might seem daunting, there are multiple benefits to this treatment.
With results that typically last 1-3 years, not only are you saving money, but also approximately 190+ hours in time spent at appointments. Add to this the many hours of extra sleep you could save getting ready each morning when your eyebrows are permanently on fleek! These are not numbers to be blinked at.
3. Laser hair removal
There are several benefits to this quick and relatively painless procedure. As with many beauty investments, this could save valuable time when compared to waxing and shaving, and we all know that your diary could do with a few more minutes (or hours) in a day. Let’s also talk about discomfort!
When it comes to waxing, you either have the pain threshold or you don’t. Swapping out painful pit-stops for precise and long-lasting results may be the answer to your prayers. If you are planning to spend more time attached to your beach towel than chained to your desk in 2020, what are you waiting for?
So, you’re a little bit dehydrated but also concerned about fine lines and wrinkles… or you are having a mid-week breakout but at the same time, those eye-bags are contending with your shopping tote. Tailored facials have been having a ‘moment’ for a while now, there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to skin. But what if there was a facial treatment that did everything?
Omnilux is a light therapy treatment that stimulates cellular activity, oxygenates, detoxifies, reduces fine lines, plumps skin and leaves you glowing. It is a good job that a session can last 45-60 minutes as the long list of benefits from this heaven-sent treatment is exhausting (also a great excuse for a nap).In addition to this, if you are lucky enough to locate a ‘package deal’ you may never have to stare at a facial menu-board again. Mission for the faultless face treatment, accomplished.
5. Living for lunch time
This final investment is more of a commitment and promise to take back the long-forgotten ‘lunch hour’. According to a 2019 survey by Tork, millennials are three times more likely than baby boomers to believe that their colleagues would judge them negatively if they took a regular lunch break.
If you have been in full-time work for over ten years, and (at best) take one full hour lunch break per week, you may have starved yourself of 2000+ hours of your own time… That is enough time to learn a language, upskill into homeopathy or even catch up with every single friend you have. What’s even better, is that this investment can be as expensive or economy as you choose. So, where are you off to for lunch today? Be sure to capture it on your Instagram stories…
Say goodbye to those bi-weekly appointments, and hello to the bigger, braver beauty investments that could save you money in the long run.