Are Facials an Investment?

By Kennedi Rose / July 31, 2012
are facials an investment

Okay, my husband is going to read that headline and laugh, but I think it’s a valid question: Are facials a good investment?

If you don’t understand what I’m talking about, hear me out:

Most estheticians agree that women who get facials regularly — say, every 8 to 12 weeks or so — age more slowly and gracefully. In other words, they need to spend less money on Botox and Juvederm when they get older.

So is every $1 that you spend on facials an investment that prevents you from needing to spend 3-4 times that amount on nips and tucks?

Maybe. Facials aren’t a panacea against premature aging, of course. Those facials need to be complemented with a strong at-home beauty regimen. (Learn some budget beauty regimen tricks in this post.)

And no amount of creams, moisturizers or conditioners can save your skin if you spend a lot of time tanning, smoking, or eating junk food. (Learn 14 ways you can prevent premature aging).

But assuming you live a healthy lifestyle, stay out of the sun, and maintain a strong beauty regimen, getting regular facials might just give you the extra edge you need to avoid running to the plastic surgeon’s office before you turn 35.

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