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Beauty treatments: when to DIY and when to see a pro

You’re so beautiful!

These words can do wonders to your level of confidence- and ego. But honestly, who doesn’t want to hear them?

We all vie for attention in some way or another. So what’s wrong with going the extra mile to make yourself beautiful.

It’s time to create a beauty routine and downright pamper yourself. Whether you decide on going to a professional or doing it yourself, dedicating the time and money for self-care is well worth it in the end.

There are so many beauty treatments out there that mentioning them all would be short of impossible. So in no particular order, the following is a list of only a few of the beauty treatments that you should look into.

  1. Facials

Want to look younger for a long period of time?

Well, then you’re going to take skincare to the next level.

Face washes and scrubs are a great routine, but you’ll need a bit more. And a facial is the perfect solution. It involves a series of steps including cleansing, scrubbing, steaming, removing blackheads and whiteheads, and applying a face pack. This helps to tighten, de-tan, and rejuvenate the skin. It can also solve pimple problems and oily skin.

While the minimum time frame is a facial once a month, some women are completely fine getting one every three months.

Moreover, there is a range of facials from treating blemishes to tightening loose skin. Simply choose the best type of facial for your skin. You can easily give yourself a basic one at home, but going to a salon once in a while can really bring out superb results.

There is a range of benefits to be gained from getting regular facials. Some of them include:

  • Stimulating your tissues and blood flow.
  • Cleansing the skin.
  • Rejuvenating and reducing the signs of aging from your skin.
  • Detoxify your skin.
  • Eliminating whiteheads and blackheads.
  • Treating acne and blemishes.
  1. Manicures and pedicures

Ahhh… the perfect way to relax.

Your hands and feet have been through a lot, and they need to be pampered. Manicures and pedicures not only keep cuticles and nails in shape, but they’re also a great way to make your hands and feet look clean.

While you can shine and file your nails yourself, aim to get a manicure done by a pro every once in a while.

It’s the ideal way to hang with your gals. But whatever you decide, regular upkeep is essential for nail health. Don’t forget to apply cuticle oil regularly. This will keep your nails strong and healthy.

You may need a pedicure at least once a month. If you are diligent about removing dead skin, moisturizing, and trimming your toenails, your feet are in good hands (pun not intended). But who’s ever going to say no to a pedicure at a salon?

  1. Massages

Now that’s a dream come true. It’s the ideal way to offer beauty treatments to your entire body.

Spas typically offer a range of services such as body polishing to body massages. This allows the skin to breathe as well as lets the body relax. You’ll notice that your skin will instantly become supple and soft.

Even if you don’t have the time or money for a professional massage, you can easily unwind by giving yourself one. Simply use a massage brush in the shower or rub a tennis ball against your body.

Here are just a few benefits of massages:

  • Improves circulation.
  • Reduces muscle tension.
  • Aids relaxation.
  • It improves skin tone.
  • Increases joint mobility and flexibility.
  1. Waxing

This is a simple way to clean up the mess anywhere on your body. With results that last longer and better than shaving, waxing is a preferred beauty treatment for women of all ages. You can use cold or hot wax.

Make sure you hold the skin taut to pull hair follicles out with their roots. It sounds painful, but you’ll be surprised by the number of pain women will endure just to become beautiful. And mind you, this one is truly worth it!

From eyebrows to bikini, the list of waxing options is there for the taking. Though often an easy DIY project, it tends to be messy. So many prefer to head on down to the nearest beauty salon and get cleaned up by a pro. They can quickly, safely, and effectively remove hair from tricky or hard-to-reach spots.

And the good news is that repeated; regular treatments can significantly slow down the growth. So you can gradually space out your appointments farther apart. And trust me, it’s not a bad investment.

  1. Hair

From color to cut, there are a variety of things you can do to your mane. But whichever you choose, the results can vastly enhance- or ruin- your appearance.

There is no definite timeline when you should cut your hair. But the general rule is to get a trim whenever you start to see split ends. And when it comes to haircuts, you simply want to leave it for the pros.

With hair color, simple touch-ups to cover the grays are suitable DIY projects. But for other treatments such as highlights, lowlights, balayage, or ombre, you shouldn’t attempt these yourself.

You will probably need color treatments every couple of months. But people with finer hair or tints that are quite different from their natural hue may need to have this treatment done sooner. So book an appointment regularly to maintain that stunning look.

  1. Cosmetic procedures

While most of the above approaches focus on enhancing natural beauty, many women opt for more drastic ones from time to time. There is a wide range of surgical and nonsurgical procedures out there. They are definitely not something you should try to do yourself.

Botox injections have gained a great deal of traction over the years. In fact, it is one of the most popular forms of beauty treatments. Your skin will magically appear firmer and younger. And another one is breast augmentation with lift. Though a costly technique, women love the way, their body feels afterward.

But before you decide on any cosmetic procedure, make sure that you go to a trusted, professional with adequate experience and the latest innovative technology. The last thing you need is a botched beauty treatment, complications, or a procedure that produces negative results.

  1. Teeth whitening

Who doesn’t want a pearly white smile?

With so many teeth whitening kits available in the market, this is an easy DIY project. Just make sure to use a quality product and follow the instructions carefully.

Choose those that contain at least 7% hydrogen peroxide and a product that makes direct contact with your teeth, for example, whitening strips instead of a rinse. But you may want to visit a professional if you are looking for faster results.

Wrapping up

Yeah, I know how busy your life is. But really, is it worth ignoring your body?

Mmm, I didn’t think so. It’s time to give yourself that much-needed TLC. Go on; I know you’re itching to pick up the phone and schedule a haircut, nail treatments, and whatever it takes to make your inner beauty shine. Trust me; you’ll be a prettier- and happier- person instantly.

Ready to make heads turn everywhere you go?

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