Which Beauty Procedures are Safe to do at Home?
At-home beauty procedures have become increasingly popular recently, and that has only been exacerbated by the fact that so many of us are quite literally stuck at home for the foreseeable future. We’re all looking for ways to bring those treasured routines that we rely upon into our homes. While some of those health and beauty routines that we love so much are easily adapted into a home environment, others, not so much. Are all beauty procedures safe at home? Below, we will answer that question, identifying some of the beauty routines that are easily done at home versus the ones in which you should probably wait.
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Facials, Manicures and More
As you might have guessed, these types of beauty services can easily be done at home. In fact, you’ve likely already done one or both of these! Learning to do a salon-quality facial or manicure/pedicure at home is as easy as watching a tutorial and buying your favorite luxury products online. Spending an afternoon in the comfort of your own bedroom or bathroom, administering some pampering, is just the ticket! Sure, it won’t be quite as relaxing as having someone else do it for you, but it can be done. You might be surprised at just how amazing some of these at-home facials can benefit you, if you take the time to learn.
Missing out on massage, whether it’s medical or simply for relaxation, is really messing with people. We come to rely on those weekly massage sessions not only for our physical well being but our mental health, too.
Lucky for you, if you have a partner at home, you can brush up on your at-home massage skills and deliver a pretty decent deep tissue massage to each other. There are a number of books online you can pick up to brush up on your skills, or, as with everything else these days, you can find a quick tutorial online. Just make sure that you don’t try anything too tricky or risky – keep it to the tissues and leave the medical massage to the pros.
Microneedling, Lasers and More
This is a different ballgame, because procedures like microneedling and others, while they can be done at home, you still need a professional to do it – meaning, you have to allow someone into your home. Whether or not this is something you want to do is up to you, so let’s discuss the pros and cons of the procedure itself.
Microneedling at home comes with some elevated risk, as you learned from the link above – as this is a procedure typically done in a salon or center, you need to make doubly sure that the equipment involved is sterile and up to regulation. You need to do extensive checks on your technician, making sure they are licensed and experienced. Lastly, look into the health risks associated with microneedling – some people with certain bleeding disorders or health issues are advised against doing microneedling at all, even in a salon. If you’re one of these people, having the procedure done at home is twice as risky.
That being said, some people vastly prefer microneedling done at home. As the instruments (needles and dermaroller) used in home procedures are often less painful, many feel it’s a more comfortable experience all around. Often these visits can cost less money, too. If you trust the technician and have no doubt of their credentials and the sterility/safety of their equipment, you may feel it’s worth the risks.
As with any at-home beauty routine, it’s best to do your research and brush up on the safety/risk of these routines as well as the benefits, before deciding on a regimen.
**This is a contributed post. While Amber didn’t write it, she has approved it for you all.