Just because you have less disposable income to spend at a spa, does not mean your valuable self-pampering and primping time should cease.
You can enjoy anywhere from a month to a year's worth of the same indulgences you'd get at the spa or dermatologist, for the price of just one or two of their professional services. All you have to do is bring the spa home.
1. Cellulite-fighting duo. Some things are better done in private—cellulite scrubbing falls into this category. Recreate the coveted Bliss spa treatment behind closed doors with the Bliss Slimulator, a rubber massager that stimulates circulation and moves excess fluids, paired with the Bliss Fatgirlslim firming cream. $45 for the duo.
A similar treatment from an esthetician? $100.
2. Anti-aging peels. Erasing fine lines, evening skin tone and refining pores can set you back a pretty penny, especially when you’re at the spa. We love Ole Henriksen’s home version of his Micro/Mini Peeling Treatment, which is $95 for approximately 10 applications.
The same facial at his Hollywood spa? $125.
3. Morning brightener. Wake up looking refreshed, rejuvenated and glowing with baby soft skin sans the spa appointment. An oxygen mask or peel—we love the one from Philosophy—is an easy way to fake being a morning person. The price, $50 for 10 treatments, will make you feel even more radiant.
4. Instant eyelift. Who do A-listers visit to get red carpet ready? Tracie Martyn. Her cult favorite LotuSculpt Eye Pads and Activator kit is the celeb secret for taking 10 years off one's eyes in minutes. The same results can be yours for $95 for 10 pads.
5. LED wrinkle reducer. The Tända Regenerate Anti-Aging Starter Kit includes a red LED light therapy device that zaps fine lines and wrinkles, while repairing skin tone and texture. Dermatologist not included—or necessary! The cost: $275 for about 6,000 treatments (and you can replace the head for another 300 hours of use).