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Beauty Tips on a Budget

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Tiffany Fluhme, CEO of Fluhme Beauty and plastic surgery physician assistant, doesn”t believe women have to deny themselves to help balance the checkbook.

“The problem is, when a woman cuts out key items of her beauty and wellness regimen – makeup, skin care, her gym membership, etc. – it will definitely have an impact on how she feels about herself. It can affect her job, her friendships and even her relationships. That”s why I think it”s important for women to find ways to replace some of the more costly personal care activities with budget-conscious substitutes.”#

Fluhme believes that women who routinely take care of themselves, tend to feel more confident and possess better self-esteem, which will reflect positively at work and at home.

Her tips for beauty and wellness on a budget include:

  • Skincare – Over-the-counter products are available that use very similar and just as effective ingredients as those sold at the dermatologist”s and plastic surgeon”s offices. When shopping for cosmetics online or from your local store, look for products that contain ingredients such as Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Matrixyl. You”ll see great results without the exorbitant cost.


  • Makeup – When using a great affordable skin care line, exceeding your budget on your makeup is unnecessary. Radiant skin calls for light foundations and maybe a great powder to complete your look. Try a great tinted moisturizer with an SPF and a mineral pressed powder. And don”t forget, a beautiful shade of lipstick or lip gloss is an instant pick me up for your look and mood.


  • Working Out – You don”t need a gym to stay fit! Pop in a workout DVD, take a jog around the block or work out at home with a pair of dumbbells and a jump rope. Exercise releases essential endorphins, which contribute to a great sense of well-being.

“Confidence will always work in your favor, in every aspect of life,”# Fluhme added. “Sometimes that little extra boost of energy and confidence can help you get noticed by your supervisors at work or by that new guy in accounting with the nice smile. Just because you have to cut back on your expenses, it doesn”t mean you have to cut back on your investment in yourself.”#

For more information about FLUHME or Tiffany Fluhme, founder and CEO, visit