At Home Spa Treatments for Thrifty Shoppers
Everyone loves a trip to the spa, and med spas offer a variety of great, but expensive, anti-aging treatments. So, while these coveted mini-vacations are perfect for pampering oneself and for feeding the mind, body and soul, they are not cheap. Luckily, there are a number of great at-home products that can be used for pampering and anti-aging purposes.
LED light therapy is a popular treatment. This rejuvenating technique helps to make skin look younger. There are a few different types of LED systems. Red light therapy systems such as the DPL therapy system are strong enough to be able to penetrate beneath the skin and combat wrinkles by encouraging the production of collagen. Yellow light therapy systems, like the Caribbean Sun Skin Rejuvenation system, also helps repair lines but is also a good choice for eczema or rosacea sufferers (who can also benefit from red or blue light). Finally, blue light therapy systems like the Caribbean Sun Red/Blue Pro, are popular with acne sufferers. The blue light goes beneath the skin, effectively killing acne-causing bacteria and mitigating oil production. Learn more about LED light therapy here: LED Light Treatment Options.
While light therapy can be a great option for mild to moderate acne, more severe acne or acne-scarring is treated better with various peels. Glycolic peels and chemical peels are popular at dermatologist’s offices, and now even cheaper in the comfort of your own home. There are countless options to choose from, just be careful to pick something not overly powerful, since stronger peels should be done under professional supervision to prevent burns and irritation.
Laser Hair Removal
Another popular at home treatment is hair removal. Nearly everyone is familiar with tweezing and waxing, but now the wonders of technology have led to at-home laser hair removal treatments. One such product is Tria, which has the distinction of being the only product of its kind with FDA approval for home use. Another product is Silk’n, which has been featured everywhere from the Wall Street Journal to Allure magazine. They not only have two hair removal options (SensEpil and Flash&Go), but also an anti-aging laser treatment called FaceFX. Look here for a good comparison of the Tria v. Flash & Go.
Aside from these treatments there are more simple ways to get the spa experience at home. Shiatsu massage devices can help relieve tension, while bubble baths with essential oils could be a perfect way to unwind after a rough day without the driving, the hassle, or the expense of getting to a spa. With all these options and products on the market, consumers don’t have to go too far to get the pampering treatments that only a spa or doctor’s office could have previously provided.
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Shannon began A Girl’s Gotta Spa! beauty blog in 2005 to morph her love of beauty and in educating women on what truly works and what does not. In 2013 she launched a bath and body line as an extention of the beauty blog. One thing she always has on her at all times? Lip balm.