Early this year, I entertained the idea of “taking care of myself. In the past few months, I have seen my skin “age”. Which not only prompted me to do research on what would work best on my “picky” Pacific-Islander-Asian skin, the experience in itself took me to open new doors. Literally.
Very recently, armed with what I think I need to really try to be consistent with to help decrease the signs of “aging”, I went shopping. From one spa to the beauty salon to going on line to literally being in the mall. All done for the sake of age defying skin care. While in the “fine establishments”, a very rare occasion indeed, I set forth to seek out my favorite spots for “the favorite” products I (rarely) use and hope to find something to compare the products, ingredients, “claims” and more importantly, results. Not just the temporary results but actual results.
So there I was. Bought what works for me and ventured out to seek other products that compliment the product with other products. I find it really funny that some people would claim that the $600 product, such as a self heating mask, works like a miracle on it’s own as long as it is used in conjunction with the rest of the line form the same maker. The truth is, the results on someone’s face and or skin is a result of multiple “treatments”. For somone who can afford the entire line of Gratiae for a 15 minute routine, which will cost you close $2900. If you can afford the product line for your daily routine, by all means, go for it. However, if you are on a tight budget, such as I, THAT IS TOO MUCH MONEY for skin care. Here are my little ticks that I do and hopefully, you too would be able to take advantage of this tip. I will focus more on how to have a mini-home-based light facial.
A good facial is a treatment that you should always set a time to have. Find a local spa or salon that offers an inexpensive facial treatment. Depending on what your skin needs, you should not be spending more than $120-150. You need to understand, you are to do a facial every two to three months. Facials are needed because it deeply cleans. However, you also need to understand that you will need a daily routine and a two-to-three times a week regimen.
Everyday, regardless as to if you wear makeup or not, you are to use those wet towelettes before you use the cleansers. The reason why I suggest this is because sometimes makeup and excess oils are very hard to remove form the surface of the skin. Since you are to exfoliate two-to-three times a week only, a lot of makeup and oils are deposited in the pores. I personally will not pay over $8 for the towelettes.
Here’s what you will need to have your mini-facial at home without going for broke yet still achieving a healthy looking radiant skin.
Biore’ removing towelettes. (Go get them at Walgreens. Most of the packages have “save $1 now” coupon on it and sometimes go on sale for 2 for $5 or even better at times, get two products and get cash back rewards)
L’Occitane brightening cleansing foam. Very gentle on the skin and really cleans.
Biore self-heating masks. (For some odd reason, Target no longer carries this nor does some drugstores. However, you can get them at Ulta for $3.74)
Shiseido ‘White Lucent 1-2-3’ Kit (Products are in travel sizes at a $75 Value but is offered in Norstrom for $49.50)
Estée Lauder ‘Perfectionist CP+’ Wrinkle Lifting Serum (This is one of my favorites! Talk about instant results! Get the product online at EstéeLauder.com and pick out trial sizes on checkout or get them at Nordstrom to get a gift worth $110 for purchases $35.50 in person or online.)
Estée Lauder ‘Time Zone’ Line & Wrinkle Reducing Creme SPF 15.
Depending on where you wish to get your products, if you total all these up, it won’t reach $300 and the results are truly amazing!