(Closed) Is a professional beauty regimen worth it?

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Is it worth it?
    Yes : (10 votes)
    59 %
    No : (7 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2404 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i plan to yes. i definitely want my skin to look its best… you’ll be looking at those pics for the rest of your life!  

    Post # 4
    Member
    2434 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    I had a facial before my wedding and don’t think it made that much of a difference in the photos.

    I noticed a difference, up close, in the mirror, but I don’t know if anyone else could tell.

    Post # 5
    Member
    484 posts
    Helper bee

    Facials didn’t do much for me for awhile, because I would go sporadically and then still use cleansers from CVS. Once I found the most amazing skin therapist, I’ve started going about every 3 months and buying and using the professional products she recommended, my skin has improved SO SO much. I even made my Fiance go (he’s got really dry skin), he whined and moaned beforehand but he walked out, looking like he’d been asleep and just goes "now I know why you girls do this"

    Unfortunately, I think its a bit like working out. You have to make it part of your routine to see some results. A one-off isn’t going to do much.

    Post # 6
    Member
    796 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    aloweha is right – in order to see differences you have to be willing to regularly get facials (I read once a month for 4 months before the wedding). To me, living in an area where a good facial will cost about $100, it was not worth it. I got one, and enjoyed it, but when I thought about spending over $400 when my skin wasn’t even that bad, I couldn’t do it. If you are really worried about how your skin will look, it might be worth it to you.

    Post # 7
    Member
    212 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    Ok Dermatology Bee here to say that while I love getting facials for the way they feel they are not completely necessary if you are using the right products AND they can be just as expensive as a trip to see a real skin professional who can use pharmaceutical grade/strength products. Example: I went for a facial and it had been 3years since my last one, I didn’t mention that I’m a Derm PA until she says "wow you have great skin you must get facials all the time".

    Now I get that I’m probably the only one here, who can do whatever they want to her skin whenever I want too and do, because of my career. But let me give you an example:

    A TCA chemical strength peel is $450 at my office and you will only want and need that one…lol (ouch!) An aesthetician can’t touch Trichloroacetic acid (thank god, find someone who’s very experienced), but can use low strength glycolic that frankly you can get at Sephora…

    My office consult where I hand out tons of samples of prescription strength products is $100.

    Yes a professional beauty regimen can make you look your best!

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I feel so much better after getting facials.  I haven’t sprung for the dermalogica regime that I’m eyeing but I still enjoy getting facials and I’m planning on getting one a month until my wedding in June!  Plus it’s so relaxing to just be pampered.

    Post # 10
    Member
    310 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2008

    I had my last facial about 4 weeks before the wedding and my skin was absolutly perfect. I found it made a big difference and I’m trying to justify still going to get one every couple of weeks despite the cost 🙂

    I do agree that professional treatments probably work better, but I find facials to be super relaxing and the results have been good for me.

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