6 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Skin Without Spending a Ton of Money
By Elise Minton Tabin , Executive Beauty Editor |
Want a quick skin refresh without having to plunk down what seems like a mortgage payment? Us, too. While lasers and other in-office treatments are synonymous with glowing skin, not every complexion booster needs to leave your bank account in the red. In fact, there are plenty of powerful treatments and products out there that give great results in record time while being fiscally responsible. Sure, there’s a time and place to splurge, but there’s also an opportunity to save when you can. Take heed in these six easy ways to boost your skin’s glow factor, limit lines and wrinkles and get your complexion to look as good as it possibly can.
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A little shimmer never hurt anyone, especially when it illuminates the skin and gives it that "glow-from-within." This one, which is infused with pearl particles and rose quartz powder to enliven skin, can be applied over makeup or throughout the day as needed—pretty much whenever your skin needs a little pick-me-up.
Dark spots on the surface of the skin are not only an instant ager; they can, in fact, actually make your skin comes across as dirty, even it’s not. Slather on this peony root extract and vitamin C–rich brightening serum (it hydrates, too) to lighten up brown spots and unveil prettier-looking skin.
A light chemical peel
One of the quickest ways—think 30 minutes or less—to revitalize skin is with a chemical peel, which exfoliates away the outer most layer of skin. No longer are professionally administered peels associated with red, flaky, peeling skin (yes, those exist but talk to your dermatologist or aesthetician about newer acids that produce downtime-free results). Rather, they can do just as good of a job at renewing tired skin without all the unwanted side effects—think brighter, smoother skin and nary a sign of dryness in sight.
Eye masks are having a major moment, and for good reason, too. Simple to apply—there’s no mess and you can multitask and treat other skin issues while sporting them around the house—this gold-foiled version (pretty, we know!) works double time to reduce dark circles, brighten the under-eye area and soften fine lines. You may just skip the concealer after using them.
One of the best tricks to getting skin that looks smooth to the touch and virtually flawless is by safely and gently removing unwanted facial hair—the less hair on the face, the better the skin appears. This handy little face razor one not only gets rid of peach fuzz, but also eliminates dead skin from the surface in the act.