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Old 07-05-2013, 09:12 PM
 
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Once in my life. I'm not convinced it does any good, so I'd rather spend my time and money on something else.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Camberville
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I've never had one done professionally. Maybe when I have money to throw away just for the ambiance!

I have acne prone combination skin that for years I thought was oily because I didn't know how to maintain it. Now I steam my face at least once a week combined with a either a store-bought mud mask (not too good for Queen Helene's, though all of my friends use Lush and give me their empty pots so I can "recycle" them for free face masks) or something homemade. I got a Clarisonic knockoff at Ulta that works very well at keeping my skin soft and clear, and it has dramatically reduced my clogged pores.

Facials start around $60 here and can go on up almost exponentially. For $60, I can get a year's worth of quality cleanser, toner, and moisturizers. It also helps that in the winter, I just use coconut oil as my night cream. That does more for the tone of my skin than any fancy facial!
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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I've had only two facials in my life, and I'm in my 60s. The first one I had was so luxurious that I actually wrote about the experience. The second one was in Mexico. The salon wasn't nearly as nice, and there were other distractions, so it wasn't as relaxing as the first one.

I can't afford to have regular facials done, and I would rather put that money towards something more meaningful to me. I still get compliments on my complexion after all these years, so I must be doing something right.
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Never had one.

I moisturize twice daily, stay out of the sun, use SPF 50 if I will be in the sun and don't touch my face with my fingers when possible. Ans I just started using night cream with retinol.
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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I've had only two facials in my life, and I'm in my 60s. The first one I had was so luxurious that I actually wrote about the experience. <snip>

<snip> I would rather put that money towards something more meaningful to me. I still get compliments on my complexion after all these years, so I must be doing something right.
This ^, except I have only had one facial (last year as a Mother's day gift) but I totally agree about it being so luxurious, it was so refreshing and relaxing...I felt like I had been reborn.

Also I think I have been blessed with a good complexion as well so I just wash it everyday with dove and use whatever moisturizer is on sale from Burt's to Oil of Olay to Pond's. So far it's all the same or so it appears.

Best regards, sincerely

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Old 07-06-2013, 09:40 PM
 
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Mine are covered by insurance so I only pay $25 for a facial. Well worth it!
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:01 AM
 
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Default Skin care is important

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I haven't done any facial for a year now. How about you ? How important is skin maintenace for you ?


Well, famous and gorgeous Western actresses such as Anne Hathaway, Christina Hendricks, Jessica Chastain, Cate Blanchett, Amanda Seyfried, Nicole Kidman, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Zooey Deschanel, Ella Fanning, Dakota Fanning, Emma Stone, Deborah Ann Wolf, Kat Denning all have to said to take care of their skins by doing facials and not tanning. They all have ivory skins year round and don't conform to damaging their skins so skin care is important to them and they understand that part of their beauty is their natural porcelain skin. Or else they would not be admired so much.

Even Dita Von Teese is loved especially for her pale skin that shines and envied by many people. Skin care is very important to her and look where it has gotten her. Over 40 and not a flaw on her skin. Her skin care is said to involve wearing sunscreen, drinking plenty of water and doing facials such as light scrubbing.
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Greater LA area
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Well, these women's business success is dependent on their looks and they earn the $$$ to spend (waste?) it on whatever they please.

If you get a facial, how long is the benefit? Is it just to feel nice while having it done or does it have a longterm effect?
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:19 PM
 
Location: ATL suburb
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For those who get facials, do you truly see an improvement in your appearance? Is the improvement more significant than what can be achieved using quality home care products? How long does the improvement last?
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:27 PM
 
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19 posts and not one dirty joke...
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