We all want to look our best but let’s be honest, sometimes it’s just too much like hard work. Waking up early for make-up, hair and shaving legs, or planning our outfits around where we are in the waxing schedule. Putting on make-up just to nip out to the shop for 10 minutes is a waste of time, effort and money. Maybe you’re heading off for a trip and would rather not worry about hair removal, make-up, etc. while you’re away. To simplify your beauty regimen and spend more of your life actually living, here are 6 semi-permanent beauty treatments to consider.
- Chemical Hair Straightening
If you’re someone who struggles to get their hair straight and sleek or you’d rather not have to wash, dry and straighten your hair every other day to feel good, chemical straightening could be an option for you. The procedure applies chemicals to your hair which fuse together when hair straighteners are used. The chemicals cause the curled structure of the hair to straighten. The effects of the procedure are permanent, but as your hair grows, the new hair will need to be treated, so every 4-6 months it will need to be topped up.
- Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal can be a permanent solution for unwanted hair but usually requires several sessions to be effective. A laser is used to target the hair follicles anywhere on the body, but it is most commonly used on the face, legs and bikini line. To find out more about how laser hair removal works and how much time and hassle it could save you, visit a professional laser hair removal clinic in Toronto, such as IGBeauty Laser & Skin Clinic.
- Eyelash Perm or Extension
Curling your eyelashes is a great way to open up the eyes and improve your appearance in a natural way. Lashes are treated with a solution and put in rollers for around 10 minutes. The effects usually last for 2-3 months. Eyelash extensions are also a low-cost option which, if you get them done professionally, can last for weeks at a time with minimal damage to your real lashes.
- Semi-permanent Make Up
Semi-permanent make-up can last between 9-18 months with only a few small touch-ups to freshen things up. The make-up is applied to your face using a process which is similar to tattooing but uses hypoallergenic pigments. It can be an uncomfortable procedure, and you will need to choose colors you’ll be happy with for the long-term. This procedure is not only a great way to save time, but could also save you a lot of money on cosmetics.
- Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening can make a huge difference to both your smile and your whole face. The process can be carried out at home, but a dentist or professional salon will be able to work with you to find a shade which is natural but effective.
- Gel Nails
Gel nails are a great alternative to standard nail polish as they appear to be natural and allow your real nails to grow, but they also provide protection. A potential downside is that you won’t be able to change the color of your nails very often as the gels last for at least 2 or 3 weeks if applied to a high standard.