Despite the economic downturn, the beauty industry is booming. In the United States alone , it generates billions of dollars a year in hair and skin care, which are the most profitable segments. Also, the number of beauty tutorials offering care that you can achieve yourself continues to increase. This article will be an opportunity to compare homemade treatments with those made by professionals.
At TheWebFry, we have done our own research to find out when you can save money on cosmetic treatments and when to call in a specialist. Read this article until the end before taking or canceling your appointment with a professional beauty and aesthetics!
1. Facials for problem skin
If you suffer from a skin condition such as rosacea, eczema or acne, contacting a specialist is the best option. Get in touch with your dermatologist first, as these conditions require special facials, and make sure your beautician has experience in treating clients with similar problems. Regular treatments can be too heavy for a specific condition, and some products can irritate the skin and cause acne breakouts.
Make an appointment for medical facial treatment, and never try homemade facials when your skin needs special treatment!
2. Hair Dyeing
If you want to radically change the color of your hair, or if you do it for the first time, going to the salon is the best option, because doing it yourself can cause significant damage to your hair. Professionals evaluate the condition of your hair and choose the best color for you by offering a larger set of colors than you can find in pharmacies or stores. They respect perfectly the time of the procedure and apply the volume of cream adapted to mix the color which you need.
3. Eyelash and eyebrow tint
Although there are some eyelash and eyebrow kits available in beauty shops, it is never recommended that you do it yourself. Since dyes contain chemicals, it can be dangerous to apply them next to the eyeballs. Research a reputable salon where they will perform a sensitivity test, apply a protective cream and leave the dye in place for the necessary time.
4. Drill the buttons
We all know that we must avoid puncturing, scratching, or even rubbing imperfections and pimples, but it is often difficult to resist the urge to do so. When you’re careless and doing extractions at home, it can leave permanent scars on your skin, and even cause an infection. When the extractions are done by a professional, it is more hygienic. In addition, you can get professional advice on your particular case.
5. Hair removal
According to the beauticians themselves, it is easy to access areas such as the legs, armpits or upper lip from the comfort of your home. Do not forget to follow a few simple rules: exfoliate the depilatory areas a few days before waxing and do not play sports afterward, as perspiration can irritate the skin. Consult a professional about the most difficult places to get the best results.
6. Gentle scrub
Gentle exfoliation is a procedure that can be easily performed at home each week with a light scrub. Just avoid irritating exfoliants that could hurt your skin. After all, home-made facials have existed for years before being practiced in salons. The advantage of salons is that they provide professional advice and offer a wide variety of products for your skin. However, there is no need to overpay for simple procedures that you can perform at home, quietly, in your bathroom.
The microdermabrasion is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that helps to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells with fine crystals or a diamond tip. Despite the sale of microdermabrasion devices for the home, it is best to consult a specialist for this procedure, as the use of this device requires special training. By trying to do it yourself, you risk traumatizing your skin.
8. Eyebrow shaping
The shaping of your eyebrows at home depends a lot on your abilities, but salons offer many more benefits, such as professionals who can advise you on the best shape, and have a better working angle since a view close together is needed for more efficient formatting. Of course, you can correct yourself the shape of your eyebrows between appointments.
9. Manicures and pedicures
Doing your nails in a salon is a relaxing experience and an ideal solution if you are attending a special event and want to look perfect, but is it really worth it? It is possible to save a lot of money by learning to do it yourself at home: there is a lot of material available and, with a little practice, you can master this skill and go to the salons to be done pleasure on the occasion.
10. Teeth whitening
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Teeth whitening at the dentist can be expensive, while home whitening tools such as toothpaste, gels and tapes can be very effective. These homemade whiteners are easy to use and much cheaper than a visit to the dentist. Specialized treatment is only necessary when your gums are extremely sensitive or ready to pay for quick results.
What do you think of this article? What treatments do you do at home and which ones do you leave to the professionals? Tell us in the comments!