Nowadays, women don’t have to hit the spa to enjoy a little pampering or to treat skin imperfections (such as acne, fine lines, and even old scars). Thanks to technology advancements in the skincare industry, women have the power to choose when they want treatments and how often they want to have them. Long gone are the days of booking appointments and squeezing them in during your free time on the weekends. Don’t you just love the ability to take matters into your own hands?
Cosmetic products and FDA-approved devices are now available to help you save time and money or just reinforce what you’re doing with your skin care professional. Here are 5 at-home DIY dermatology ideas you can administer to yourself that show great results:
Laser Hair Removal:
8 years ago, I decided to get laser hair removal done on my legs and it was the best thing ever happened to me! It was also one of the most expensive things I ever purchased. At nearly $7,000, my husband was NOT happy with my decision. However, almost a decade later, and I’m still hair free and full of bliss. So, I call that a WIN!
Today, there have been such advancements in laser hair removal treatments that women can do the treatments at home and truly save a ton of time and money while doing so! Machines start at $199.
From LED light therapy devices (starting at $799) to easy to use enzyme peels (starting at $69), you can skip the anti-wrinkle facial at your local spa and keep the tip for yourself. If you have 15 minutes in your day (twice a week), you can combat those fine lines and lose the wrinkles.
Scar and Stretch Marks:
Don’t rush to a doctor’s office for lasers without trying a OTC Stretch-Mark cream first. It’s clinically shown to make old and new scars and stretch marks look softer, smoother, and less noticeable. If you had an injury, surgery, or acne that left a scar, give Mederma® a try.
And here’s some great news for pregnant moms. If you want to be preemptive with your stretch marks strike, you can start using Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy during pregnancy to help prevent them, beginning in the second trimester. The last thing we want to deal with, after 9 months of pregnancy is a body filled with stretch marks! I didn’t use it while I was pregnant, but as soon as I was healed and rested from delivery, I started using Mederma on my stomach to help minimize those lines — and I’m so happy I did.
The Perfect Pedicure:
This isn’t a joke. Sometimes, I grab my automatic foot-filer and give the bottom of my feet a scrubbing that’s so good, it leaves my feet feeling softer than if I went to the nail salon. I love that! There’s also a variety of products that you can leave on your calluses that can significantly soften your hardened skin. Those liquid wonders retail for around $6. You’ll need some saran wrap to help with the process.
Believe it or not, you can get a great microdermabrasion scrub using some common household ingredients. Think brown sugar, oatmeal, sugar and baking soda. Whenever trying out a new product on your skin (natural or not), you should always test a patch first. But remember, you won’t see results like you would if you have a professional microdermabrasion session done, but you will notice a more vibrant and even skin tone.
Have you tried any of these treatments at home before? Would love to know your thoughts!
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