Women: Look Like a Million Bucks for Under $15

<b>Women: Look Like a Million Bucks for Under $15</b>“></td>
<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but women don’t have to spend big to look like a million bucks.

Most local drug stores carry products that yield high-end results without exceeding small budgets. Look for these beauty products, which will have heads turning your way, but cost $15 or less:

– Shiny, colorful locks. Salon dye jobs or highlights can cost over $100, so who wouldn’t want to extend the life of their colored locks? Use é.sen.cia by Samy Mandarin Citrus Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner. This cleansing and conditioning duo is 100 percent vegan, natural and organic. The shampoo gently cleanses with horsetail extracts to thicken fine hair, and wheat proteins to infuse added bounce. The conditioner strengthens and protects fine, fragile hair from damage and provides weightless volume — about $10.

– Luscious lips. Organic wear 100 percent Natural Origin Lip Veil is infused with vitamins and anti-oxidants to protect, moisturize and leave lips unbelievably soft. Once you try it, you’ll never go without — about $7.

– Smooth legs and trimming. According to the 2009 Schick Shave Study, 91 percent of women consider smooth, shaved legs as part of their year-round beauty routine, while 88 percent of women trim and maintain both their bikini line and bikini zone. The Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle acts as a razor and bikini trimmer in one, helping you trim and maintain your bikini line at home. The TrimStyle has four ultra-thin blades with moisturizing strips on one end and a waterproof, battery-operated bikini trimmer on the other — about $11.

– Glowing skin. Skip the spa in favor of your local drugstore’s shelf, and you’ll still enjoy facial-smooth skin. Biore Even Smoother Microderm Exfoliator uses ultrafine alumina crystals to remove dead cells and make your skin glow. Shea butter and white tea extract prevent irritation — about $14.

– Soft, beautiful feet. Skip the pedicure and use Airplus Aloe-Infused Socks to noticeably soften and smooth your feet — $6 or less.

– Skin moisturizing. Formulated for dry, sensitive skin, Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream is non-greasy and fragrance-free. Even better, it can save you from buying both facial moisturizer and body lotion. The cream can be used on the face, hands, elbows, feet and knees — about $7 for a 3-ounce tube.

Stay in Step with your Diabetes

<b>Stay in Step with your Diabetes</b>“></td>
<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Nearly 21 million people in the United States are afflicted with diabetes, which accounts for 7 percent of the population. The prevalence of the disease is even higher among African Americans. In fact, approximately 13 percent of African Americans aged 20 years or older have the disease. And while diabetes is a chronic disease that can be managed, people need to be more aware of the complications associated with it.

Diabetic complications can cause nerve and vascular damage, which can eventually lead to foot ulcers. If not treated in time, these ulcers can result in amputation. In fact, more than 60 percent of non-traumatic, lower-limb amputations in the United States occur among people with diabetes.

What can you do? The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) recommends regular visits to an APMA podiatric physician as part of a comprehensive foot care plan to help reduce your risk of amputation. Additionally, the APMA suggests following these simple tips at home.

* Check your feet every day

Especially if you have a loss of sensation, visually inspecting your feet daily will help you notice any cuts, sores, blisters or changes in the skin or toenails. You can use a hand mirror to help you check the bottoms of your feet. If you notice a change in your feet, see your podiatrist immediately.

* Clean your feet daily

Washing your feet will help avoid the build-up of bacteria. Be sure to wash in warm water, rather than hot. Completely dry your feet after washing, and pay special attention to drying between the toes.

* Keep skin healthy

By lightly applying lotion or moisturizer to your feet, you can help prevent dry, flaky or cracked skin. Use lotion on the tops and bottoms of your feet but never between the toes because excess moisture between the toes creates conditions favorable to forming an infection.

* Always wear shoes and socks

Soft, lightly padded socks will help you avoid blisters and sores. Socks with no seams are best. Also, examine the insides of your shoes to be sure there is nothing harmful that will injure your feet.

* Choose shoes that fit well and protect your feet

One of the best ways to avoid injuries to your feet is to wear sturdy and supportive shoes at all times.

For more information on diabetes and your feet or to find an APMA podiatrist in your area, visit www.apma.org.