I love indulging in a beauty treatment as much as the next woman with a pulse and credit card. But we all know that when it comes to going to the hairdresser, a beautician, a nail technician, or any other professionals vested with their unicorn magic, they don’t come cheap. That’s why at times when my bank account has seen far better days, I enjoy going a little DIY at home with my beauty treatments.
And when you think about it, the benefits don’t stop at the cash that you get to keep in your wallet. To start with, think about all the time you save. Forget making yourself presentable because you have to leave the house. Hello, pyjama town, how I’ve missed you. You also don’t have to worry about running late to an appointment because your time is booked in with, well, yourself. Handy that. The rushing is all but gone too so you can take. All. The. Time. You. Need.
But if you’re not well versed in the art of DIY, we’re here to hold your hand through it. Here are some professional-style beauty treatments you can do at home:
1. Teeth whitening to bring out those pearly whites.
Gone are the days when you had to visit a dentist, get a mould fitted, go home, come back and sit in front of a blue light for hours on end. It's never been easier to do you own teeth whitening from the comfort of your own bathroom.
Personally, my favourite whitening product is Colgate's Optic White High Impact White toothpaste because it contains the same whitening ingredient (hydrogen peroxide) that dentists use in their professional whitening treatments.
I use this every morning and night along with the Colgate Optic White toothbrush, which has its very own built-in whitening pen. I'm constantly asked where I go to look after my teeth, and people are always gobsmacked when I share my secret with them.
After I brush my teeth before I leave the house, I smother the contents of the whitening pen over my front top and bottom teeth and off I go. No fuss. No mess. Hardly any time wasted and a mouth full of pearly white teeth. It's as easy at that.