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DIY versus professional facials

Thursday, June 04, 2020

When it comes to skincare, your face is one area of your body that you do not want to mess with. You might be able to cover up a botched DIY wax attempt but you cannot cover up skin irritations and damage caused by reactions to home facial remedies. On the flip side, there are those who swear by home facial hacks and this has led to quite the debate between the two groups. Here's what you need to know about these options.

DIY facials
Homemade facials can be beneficial, quick and affordable. They are also popular for those who feel particularly self-conscious and are not all that comfortable leaving their home without makeup. The only concern is that you may not be fully aware of all the possible side effects of different ingredients. Just because an ingredient is natural, like yogurt or honey, it does not mean that your skin will not react. In addition, you can do all the research you like online but you never really can tell unless you try. If you suffer from serious acne or eczema, it's usually not recommended that you put anything and everything on your face. Using organic products is ideal but you really should consult with a professional instead of making any attempts on your own.

Ready-made masks
If you are thinking about buying a mask from a supermarket, think again! These masks often contain dozens of ingredients that many of us cannot even pronounce. They are far from natural and can cause serious harm in the short term and long term. They might smell great and suit your budget, but you could end up spending so much more time and money fixing the damage that they cause.

Professional facials
Going for a facial at a spa will cost more than the DIY method but you will not be sorry! Before the skincare professional begins, they will need to find out more about your skin type and any problems or sensitivities that you may have. Make sure that you are as thorough as possible. This will help them choose the perfect products for your skin. Professional facials are a multi-step process that will leave you feeling relaxed and beautiful. Once you are done, you can find out more about maintaining your skin at home in between scheduled facials.

By following a regular routine, you will get the most out of professional facials. If you notice any kind of problem with your skin in between appointments, you should avoid home remedies and contact your skin care professional instead. They will be able to provide the best advice in this regard.

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