(Closed) Bees, I neet to get this skin gorgeous ASAP– microderm, facials, or what?!

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Don’t do too much to your skin too quickly, first of all! Secondly, go to Sephora and buy their Makeup Optional kit. My mom used it when she was about 45 or so, and I honestly couldn’t tell days when she had or didn’t have makeup on. Seriously, it’s $30 and completely worth it!

http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P253710&shouldPaginate=true&categoryId=3866

They also have a Miracle Worker pack you might want to look into:

http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P271702&categoryId=C10462

Post # 4
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878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Have you tried talking to your dermatologist?

Post # 6
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6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Meghan320: Haha, if you’re only 29, I would definitely recommend Philosophy, then. To be honest, I don’t use it because I’m too cheap (I’m an olive oil soap and light lotion kind of girl), but a co-worker does and her face looks flawless.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Drink lots of water!!!! Your skin will be so much more healthy looking and so much more clear. The water helps your skin renew itself faster. It will make your face look brighter too.

Also, I agree about going to Sephora (or Ulta). The girls (and guys) will really be able to help!

Post # 9
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405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Before my wedding I tried some Origins products for evening skin tone and brightening skin.  I got the Brighter by Nature products, both the high-potency brightening acid peel and the skin tone correcting serum. (although you said you’ve already been doing a peel so you may not need that one)  They are a little pricy though, I think around $30 – $40 for each but my skin looked awesome within the first couple weeks.  Also they are vitamin C based so they’d probably do about as much as the facials would.  Have you ever gotten a facial though?  They do extractions which kind of hurts but it will leave your face blackhead free and really smooth.  So I still recommend getting one maybe.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have had microdermabrasions done. The results are amazing, but you can break out from them. I had one done a month before my engagement pictures last year. 2 days later my face was breaking out like crazy. Luckily I got it under control right before pictures. Currently I am doing a 40% Alpha Beta combo chemical peel at home. Last weekend was my third time doing it and I LOVE IT! It does burn and after 2 days your skin starts to peel like a sunburn, but you cannot pick it. You just keep applying moisturizer until all of the dead skin falls off. The after results are great, and it has been keeping my skin bright and clear for a while now. It’s not very expensive, and the directions on how to use it are very simple. If you are uneasy about doing it yourself at home, talk to a dermatologist about a chemical peel to see what they would recommend. Chemical peels are wonderful for getting rid of wrinkels, sun damage and acne.

http://www.skinobsession.com/category-s/43.htm

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I went to my dermatologist for acne and after the copay I ended up paying $30 for two different creams. They do microdermabrasions too I think. It was $15 just to get into the office to see a doctor. I mean, compared to salon and spa owners, dermatologists really know a lot more. I guess it depends on your copay but I still think they’re great ๐Ÿ™‚

in regards to spa treatments, I had a Hydrafacial done- it’s cutting edge stuff and it really gave me that “glow” for several days after.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Meghan320:  There are no effects to the hydrafacial. Unless you have an algae allergy.

They use a vortex wand, which all it’s doing is sucking out the impurities in your skin, but at the same time its applying a Gylcolic salycilic acid serum.

There’s no redness no down time.

I work at a Spa that offers the Hydrafacial. When the guest come out from the treatment you can definatly see a difference in there skin.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

I don’t know how the beauticians/spas work where you are but the place I get my brows done do facials etc and they offer free skin analysis. Mine recommended skin care based on my type and within2 weeks it was sooo much better. A month in and it’s amazing compared to what it was. It was super red, awful pores, a list of other issues. Finally even and smooth ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a bit longer than you up my sleeve but it could be worth getting a consult if you can. Prior to mine I was using the wrong line of care for my skin. Same brand but it wasnt doing anything. The new one kicks butt!

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