If you want to guarantee high quality results from a beauty treatment, it’s often best to book an appointment with a professional. That said, cosmetic treatments at a clinic can be expensive, and not everyone can afford them. DIY beauty treatments at home could save you money. Below are 5 examples of treatments you can carry out yourself at home.
Most people are familiar with box dyes. Compared to a salon dye that can cost anywhere between $50 and $300, using a box dye can cost less than $20. In fact, some box dyes cost as little as $5. However, if you’re looking for a good quality DIY hair dye you should avoid these very cheap options and opt for a box dye around the $20. Dyeing hair at home can be messy, but is fairly straightforward. You just need to be wary that a box dye may not always come out as vibrant as a salon dye, and may not last as long either.
There are many teeth whitening solutions that you can look into at home, and these can save you a lot of money compared to visiting a dentist. A teeth whitening procedure at a dentist can result in more instant results, but will usually cost you upwards of $300. At-home teeth whitening kits can cost as little as $50. These kits can come in many forms including powders, pens, strips, toothpastes, gels and LED devices. Some of these methods have quicker results, while others have longer-lasting results – so it’s worth comparing kits.
Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal sessions at a clinic can cost anywhere between $100 and $1000 depending on how large the area is you want to remove hair from. The laser machines used by these beauty technicians are very expensive to buy and typically require some training to use, however you can buy devices known as IPL devices for less than $300 that you can use at home without any training. IPL devices use intense pulsed light which is not as strong as a laser at a clinic, however it can still remove hairs with long-lasting effects – you just need to use the device a few times before you see results. These devices come with instructions that can tell you how often to use them and how to use them safely.
Many people go to a nail salon to get their nails done – especially when getting fancy nail art patterns. However, nail art can be a great hobby to try at home if you’re artistically-minded. Nail art accessories can be bought very cheaply and you can learn various tricks from YouTube videos and blogs. In the long run, you’ll save a lot of money, and you experiment with all kinds of styles.
Eyebrow threading at home can be done, and could save you a lot of money. At a clinic, you’ll usually pay $15 to $40. Buying your own eyebrow thread can cost less than $5. Just be wary that it is fiddly work and you will need to have a decent mirror (ideally not one that you have to hold, as you’ll need both hands).