5 at-home products that give salon results
Some women love spending hours at the beauty salon. In fact, some even look forward to those few moments of peace and see it as essential ‘me’ time. Then there are those who are simply too busy to keep an appointment or find the thought of sitting still for long periods of time utterly unappealing.
Now, it doesn’t matter if you’re an avid salon-goer or a regular DIY beauty fan, you still should know this: many at-home beauty products now offer quality salon-like results. And this is precisely why these five effective and oh-so easy to use products deserve a home in your bathroom.
IF YOU WANT… a post-facial glow
TRY THIS: Sanctuary Spa Youth Boosting Cleansing Oil
That post-facial glow everyone raves about all comes down to one thing and one thing only: massage. When a facialist stimulates your skin through pressurised strokes and movements, the blood rushes to the surface of your skin resulting in a rosy glow. Generate your own post-facial glow by using this cleansing oil at night to not only clean your skin, but to help create your own ritual, too. Massage the product into your skin in gentle circular motions for five minutes each night with your eyes closed while also concentrating on your breathing. You’ll be left feeling relaxed and your skin will be left with a lovely rosy radiance.
IF YOU WANT… a shiny, vibrant hair colour
TRY THIS: Garnier Olia
Some people are very protective of their hair colour. However, modern at-home hair colours like this gem have come a really long way, and now offer salon-worthy results. To achieve a magnificently coloured mane at home, always make sure you follow the instructions on the box – this is not the time to experiment – and select a colour that is only one or two shades darker or lighter than your current hue. Always make use of the conditioner the brand provides, too – it’ll help lock in your colour and prevent premature fading.
IF YOU WANT… a permanently hair-free body
TRY THIS: Philips Lumea Precision
Body hair may be really unpopular right now, but this doesn’t mean you need to spend hours and hours in the salon every few weeks to ensure you’re sporting silky smooth legs, underarms and bikini line. This light-based hair removal device uses the same technology used in professional salons, allowing it to effectively remove hair from your face and body. So, that means there’s no need for appointments or any awkward situations at the salon – you can become hair-free in the comfort of your own home.
IF YOU WANT… a long-lasting manicure
TRY THIS: FUSE Gelnamel Starter Kit
No one likes sporting chipped nail polish, and no one likes having to remove their nail polish every few days, either. Not one single person. This is precisely why long-lasting gel manicures are so wonderfully popular. However, you no longer need to visit the nail salon to get one. This ingenious beginner’s kit contains everything you need to create your own gel mani – nail colour, LED lamp and nail care accessories – so you can get long-lasting colourful digits whenever you so please.
IF YOU WANT… a really deep cleanse
TRY THIS: FOREO LUNA for Combination Skin
If you suffer from blocked pores or congested skin, there’s often nothing better than an extraction facial. However, with a device like this, you can deeply clean your skin on a daily basis, preventing blockages in the first place. This cleansing tool uses sonic pulsation and soft, rounded silicone points to cleanse deeper, removing dirt, oil and make-up residue with each use. Better yet, it’ll improve the absorption of your skin care products, so your complexion will become clearer and healthier with regular use.
Do you like to achieve salon-like results at home? Have you tried any of these effective products? What products give you salon-worthy results?