Create your own at-home medispa
Are you a busy mom or woman-on-the-go who is ready to take your skin care to another level? Luckily for time (and budget) challenged women everywhere, each day there are advances in beauty technology. Now, we can create our own medical spa in the luxury of our bathrooms! Here are the latest tips and products to get professional quality peels and treatments at home so you ultimately save time and money.
First introduced for use in a toothbrush, sonic technology works by oscillating and vibrating at a rate of 300+ movements per second for in-depth cleansing. When makeup and dirt are effectively removed from your skin and pores, skin care serums and treatments can penetrate more deeply for better results.
The latest exfoliating treatments combine the power of a manual scrub (think beads or grains) to physically remove the top layer of skin while enzymes and lactic acid further exfoliate and stimulate cell renewal. Products such as Kate Somerville ExfoliKate can be used in the morning or evening, and depending on your skin type, once you apply the scrub, you leave it on for up to two minutes and rinse off. The result is smooth, radiant skin.
Seeing red, white and blue
Laser technology used to only be found at the dermatologist's office. Lasers such as Baby Quasar Red Light use technology originally developed by NASA for healing in space. The Red Light stimulates blood flow and the production of collagen which reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Blue Light technology, like the Tria Clarifying Blue Light Treatment, helps kill the bacteria that forms acne and clarifies and clears your skin. While you are in the laser mode, you can even do your own laser hair removal at home with the Tria Hair Removal Laser or brighten your teeth with the GLO Brilliant Personal Teeth Whitening Device. While all of these lasers are an investment, they ultimately save you time and money on multiple in-office visits, gas and babysitters.
Choose your mask
Masks have come a long way in terms of technology and are now able to infuse active ingredients such as collagen, vitamins and antioxidants while removing toxins from the skin. GlamGlow Tingling and Exfoliating Mud Mask uses volcanic ash and French sea clay to exfoliate while activating collagen production. Boscia Luminizing Black Mask uses minerals in a jet black peel-off mask while infusing vitamin C to brighten the skin. PURIGENEX Intensive Collagen Mask is a sheet mask that must be refrigerated and infuses active collagen and hyaluronic acid to the skin for a plump and smooth result.