Happy National Spa Week! With summer just around the corner everyone is working overtime to complete final projects at school and get matters squared away at their jobs so they can indulge in some much-needed downtime. Unfortunately, racing against the clock to get vacation-ready leaves little time for the pampering we all need to look our best. Substituting painful facelifts and pricey manicures for equally effective at-home treatments can save us all some precious time—and leave extra cash in our wallets to splurge on that super-cute designer bathing suit!
We would like to highlight some great beauty products that can be effortlessly added to your daily routine without having to drop big bucks at a spa:
- · Instead of Botox injections, use MitoQ: MitoQ is a new anti-aging face cream considered to be the most potent antioxidant on the market to date. Officially launching in the United States this spring, it is the only topical cream proven to deliver ubiquinone to mitochondria at levels shown to have an immense effect in rejuvenating the cells, encouraging the natural production of collagen and elastin and leaving skin looking radiant with a lit-from-within glow. Simply apply it before your makeup and your skin will start to look refreshed within days—no needles required! ($185, MitoQ.com)
- · Instead of a manicure, use VineVera Nail Kit: Busy lives leave little time to hit the salon during the week, and weekends should be saved for time with family and friends. The VineVera Nail Kit provides the perfect tools to give your hands a quick sprucing up with professional results. Inside you’ll find a 3-step buffer for smoothing and shining, a nail file, cuticle oil and Resveratrol hand & body lotion. Resveratrol works to stimulate collagen synthesis and hydrate the skin, leaving your hands smoother and younger looking without leaving your home. (VineVera.com, $56)
- · Instead of an expensive anti-cellulite treatment, use Suki Exfoliate Body Cleanser: This unique cleanser is formulated with caffeine and ginger to stimulate circulation, reduce cellulite & intense dry patches, smooth and even tone, eliminate impurities and bumps and create beautiful, touchable skin. Laser treatments can cost thousands of dollars, but Suki can help you achieve the same results just by hopping in the shower! (Sukiskincare.com, $34.95)