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Anyone going on awesome dates?

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  • #1101972 Reply
    anonymousse
    Participant

    I was just going through some of my skincare stash and found my cicaplast Baume by la roche posay that Copa mentioned above. I forgot that I use it so much, because I use it most in summer. Not only does it protect and heal your skin from the brutal winter wind and cold but also it has always done absolute wonders on any sunburn I have and I burn easily and painfully. It magically heals my sunburns overnight. No joke. It’s been a miracle product for me.

    #1101980 Reply
    hfantods
    Participant

    Hmm the Essy lash serum doesn’t seem to be sold in Canada. I think I could get it off Amazon but would also have to pay import fees.

    Do people here do facials (pre pandemic or what not)?

    #1101981 Reply
    ktfran
    Participant

    I get an occasional facial. I actually want to start getting them regularly. I think my aging skin could benefit from some extra care and I’m not ready for any type of injection or peels or whatnot.

    #1101982 Reply
    anonymousse
    Participant

    I used to for like, oxygen facials or gentle peels when I was dually-incomed without kids but I do at home stuff now. I have a friend who’s an esthetician and I feel pretty comfortable with my skin to know what products I need to use.

    #1101983 Reply
    Copa
    Participant

    @hfantods If you are sincerely interested, there’s probably another brand you could try. I’ve actually heard good things about Rodan & Fields and a woman I follow on IG for running tips has insane lashes that she says are the result of their lash serum. Never tried it myself.

    I’ve also never had a facial. I feel like my skin is finicky and don’t really want anyone else touching it, even a pro. I’ve thought about undereye filler before and even Botox but haven’t done anything outside of skincare basics at home.

    #1101984 Reply
    anonymousse
    Participant

    Right before the pandemic, one of my many, many SILs got a huge bonus and booked all the ladies in the family a day long spa visit and we had a dinner planned.

    And then the pandemic hit. I might treat myself one of these days. It’s been so long since I got a pedicure or a massage or anything other than a haircut. Thanks for the idea.

    #1101985 Reply
    MaterialsGirl
    Participant

    I’ve done facials and microderm. i was doing microderm regularly back before my first wedding. it was really miraculous.

    I haven’t done a full peel or anything, mostly baby peels (glycolic etc.. i do an at-home sweep three times a week or so in the morning before vitamin c and sunscreen/lotion). I do enjoy a good facial! relaxing, good for extractions and also tips on what the esthetician can see as far as balance. Do you need more sloughing? are you deyhdrated? too much sun? I also see my dermatologist multiple times a year. we’re thinking some baby botox soon for the forehead.. I’ve been avoiding it, but the lines aren’t getting any softer

    #1101992 Reply
    Kate
    Keymaster

    I have done facials in the past and like how relaxing they are, but I don’t have skin problems that benefit from facials. I’d be open to some kind of light peel.

    I have thought about Botox or fillers in passing, but I’m 99% sure I never will.

    #1101994 Reply
    hfantods
    Participant

    Thanks all and glad to remind some of self care! I’ve also had some sensitive skin but I think it’s balanced out and I wouldn’t mind trying a facial. I am a bit nervous it might be too harsh.

    @copa, hmm I do have a hard time supporting an MLM. I found a local option made of a vegan mixture of castor oil, vitamin e and fractionated coconut oil. I think castor oil is good to at least prevent breakage.

    #1101995 Reply
    Ange
    Guest

    I get my crows feet and eyebrows injected. I also do yellow light facials for Rosacea. It’s a fun new addition to the auto immune scene in my body so I got an at home mask for it. I can’t remember the last time I did anything for my skin that wasn’t trying to prevent something else tbh.

    #1101996 Reply
    ktfran
    Participant

    My biggest problem area is under my eyes. I look tired easily. I don’t think I need a filler, but I need to investigate more.

    The best solution is probably to stop drinking, but no. I like to drink wine occasionally or have a cocktail.

    #1102000 Reply
    Dear Wendy
    Keymaster

    I am a fair-skinned redhead who has spent a lot of time in the sun (much of it without sunscreen or with minimal sunscreen as a child and then in my 20s), so sun damage and freckles are my big skin issue. Three years ago I splurged and bought a series of laser facials targeting discoloration caused by sun damage. It was pretty pricey and hurt like fuck, but it really worked!! The freckles on my face were noticeably much, much lighter (and some even disappeared) and the overall color of my complexion was a lot more even. I was really happy with the results.

    I found another place in Brooklyn that does the same kind of laser facial for less than half the price (and had nothing but lots of 4 and 5 star reviews) that I want to try, but first I was waiting for my kids to be fully vaccinated before I risked bringing covid home from a facial, and by the time they were fully vaxxed, omicron took off here like five days later (literally – that was the window of time). So, now I’m waiting for cases to drop some more before I start with some self-care stuff I’ve avoided for two years. And going to the movies! Drew and I saw two movies in the theater after the kids’ first shots, when cases were still relatively low and it felt safe to see a movie in an empty theater in the middle of the day while the kids were at school and it was like being reunited with an old friend I’d forgotten how much I missed.

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