- Beauty & Style
- Contact Us
Like Us, Follow Us
Your lifestyle, your quirk
For the past couple of weeks, we’ve talked about a lot of DIYS. Manicures, pedicures, you name it! This time, I want to talk about things you can do outside your house. Going to the spa or a local salon can be just as lovely as DIY projects, and it’s nice to have days where you get out and go get something painted, cut, steamed, etc. Of course, going out costs more money, but there are of salons, lots of procedures, and lots of price ranges!
Facials are a great place to start if you want to head out to a spa. Now, depending on where you go, prices will range and so will the products. You can get a teen facial, facials for aging skin, or have the dead skin removed from your face to leave the skin underneath softer and healthier. I don’t suggest you go under for a harsh chemical peel; you can literally get chemical burns on your face from these! Make sure you ask your esthetician what she’s using before you let her put anything on your face. My girl uses NuSkin only; it’s an all natural, gentle line of products. You can check them out for yourself here.
Besides peels, basic facials are a great way to go. These usually involve cleansing, exfoliating, and using a mask. Some places also have steam machines that create gentle steam from purified water, which helps the products you’re using sink into your skin. You should always ask if it’s safe to use that first, and mention any skin conditions you have, or if your skin is particularly dry.
You can always choose from a variety of products; some women like Proactiv, some like all-natural options. There are estheticians across the country that use only organic products, but they’re pretty rare. If you want to use stuff like that, you might want to bring your own, or just settle for at-home facials, sorry! Not to say that a little hunting won’t turn up a gal who takes pride in using only all-natural products, but it isn’t exactly run of the mill.
There are all kinds of facials, and all kinds of prices. The facials I get are generally $35 apiece, which isn’t bad at all. Other treatments can get into and above $100. Make sure you ask for a list of prices before you get anything done, otherwise you might get a facial that costs more than you can afford!
No matter where you go, there are general rules for every kind of treatment. Peels usually require no makeup and cool water only for up to a day. You shouldn’t wear makeup or use particularly harsh acne medications after most facials, either. Also, don’t ever, ever forget your sunscreen! It’s important all the time, but especially if your skin is a bit exposed or sensitive after a facial or peel.
If you’ve got the time and money, get yourself out of the house and go get a facial. They’re relaxing and keep your skin looking and feeling great. You just have to shop around for the best esthetician and kinds of treatment.