As lovely as visiting your local spa can be, the cost of regular spa trips can rack up fast.
That’s the bad news… Now here’s the good news:
If you’re suffering from “spring fatigue” (a dry, dull, ashy complexion with no radiance) you can still enjoy youthful, radiant, glowing skin…
Without a massive credit card bill at your local spa.
Here are 5 ways that you can enjoy the same ‘radiant skin’ benefits of spa treatments… From the comfort of your home:
#1. Enjoy Botox-Like Results Without Painful Injections
Instead of getting stabbed by needles, Dr. Chasan recommends using topicals that contain the peptides Matrixyl and Matrixyl Synthe-6.
These peptides are a form of protein, which act as building blocks for collagen. As you know, collagen is key in keeping your skin supple and springy1.
Dr. Chasan’s patients noticed visible results when they used skin care products with Matrixyl and Matrixyl Synthe-6—most notably, fading the appearance of Crow’s feet, fine lines, and creases around their eyes and mouth.
#2. Watch Your Skin Glow Without Abrasive Dermaplaning
Dermaplaning is a popular spa treatment for giving your skin a lovely glow. The treatment removes dead skin cells on your face by scraping the skin with a sharp blade (like peeling a potato—ouch!).
Can you see the problem here? Scraping off your skin like this can scratch your beautiful face—which can lead to irritation and breakouts2.
Instead of sanding your skin off, Dr. Chasan recommends using topicals with glycolic and/or lactic acid.
Glycolic acid stimulates your skin to create more collagen and elastin3. Again, collagen is responsible for providing a strong framework for the skin, while elastin allows your skin to stretch and bounce back into shape.
Lactic acid is your skin’s natural moisturizer. And lactic acid’s hydrating properties help your skin improve texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles… Giving your skin a fresh and hydrated glow 4.
#3. Unveil A Youthful Complexion Without Costly Hydrafacial
Hydrafacials serve many purposes: Cleaning your pores, removing dead skin cells, moisturizing, and delivering nutrients to your skin.
Hydrafacial leaves skin hydrated, plump, glowing, and revitalized. Which is great… And crazy expensive. One treatment can easily cost $300 or more.
But at home, you can achieve similar results by using a Vitamin C extract.
When applied to your skin each morning, Vitamin C extract can help protect against free radicals, brighten your skin, and fight skin aging5.
In as little as a few weeks, your skin will feel rejuvenated, and look radiant.
#4. Swap The Microneedling For Argireline
Microneedling involves tiny needles that injure your skin in a controlled manner. The idea is that during the healing process, your skin forms new collagen structures. Dr. Chasan is strongly against microneedling, and professionals aren’t clear whether the procedure is effective or not.
So let’s talk about a safer, less painful and more affordable option…
To firm and tighten your skin at home, look for products containing Argireline. This ingredient fades the appearance of skin lines and wrinkles in a very similar way to Botox6.
#5. Luxuriate In Supple Skin Without Microdermabrasion
The name “microdermabrasion ” says all you need to know: The diamond tip chips away the outer layer of your precious skin!
So if you want supple skin texture, improved tone, and fresh glow, look for products containing hyaluronic acid (HA).
HA helps your skin attract and hold onto moisture like nothing else, which results in a beautiful lift and plump cheeks—without sanding off your skin.
Now I have one more important thing to say…
If you’re suffering from a clinical skin problem, a dermatologist should prescribe your treatment plan. Don’t play games with your skin and health, or cut corners—which could worsen your condition.
That being said, if you want to pamper yourself and help your skin glow, go ahead and look for skin care products containing the five natural, safe and effective ingredients shared in this article.