If you’re ready to take the plunge and get the Clear + Brilliant laser treatment, you’re in luck. After experiencing the treatment at LaserAway TWICE so far, I’ve learned helpful tips and tricks to speed up recovery. If you’re unsure about what Clear + Brilliant is or if you’re a candidate, check out my last blog post sharing answering reader questions here to learn more. This blog post is here to share my feel-good recovery tips after getting a laser facial.
I’ve been documenting my Clear + Brilliant treatment with LaserAway over on my Instagram, and just completed my second treatment! I’ve received so many questions so far, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to answer some questions on my blog and give you all a peek at what’s in my skincare repertoire after treatment. To be honest, I was a little afraid to go in for a laser treatment before my initial appointment. It doesn’t help that I’m a long time Sex and the City fan, and couldn’t quite shake the feeling of Samantha’s face after her chemical peel. After watching a ton of YouTube videos and trusting in the professionals at LaserAway, I realized that the Clear + Brilliant treatment is a complete breeze with barely any downtime. So let’s debunk some of your reservations, questions, and thoughts.
Aren’t we all ready for our “glow up?” Olay, a skincare brand I’ve been using since my early teen years, has launched a new soy-based cleanser. Olay’s Cleansing Infusion Facial Cleanser with Deep Sea Kelp and aloe extract is the latest addition to the Olay family. Growing up, I always used Olay moisturizers but hadn’t given their facial cleansers a true chance – what a mistake, y’all! Olay just gets it when it comes to facial cleansers. My skin has always felt a little dull, even at only 28 years old. I’ve never felt like I had the natural glow some of my friends possessed. With sensitive combination skin that can dry up in certain climates, achieving good skin has felt like a challenge. If I had to describe my skin in one word, it might sound a lot like “meh.”
Summer is here and things are heating up in Houston. With the skyrocketing temperatures and humidity, being without a drink in hand feels unfathomable. Summertime means cute and frilly sundresses, lightweight rompers (like this one), and always having a drink in hand to beat the Houston heat. Sometimes that drink is water, but why not swap up your glass of H2O with some chilled rosé? In my opinion, wine is ALWAYS a good idea.
Real Talk: self-care can be such a challenge. When life is busy, it’s difficult to find the time and motivation to take the simple steps to taking care of yourself. When I was working full-time and running my blog, I would only find myself at the salon when I was in absolute desperation. Mind you, I never booked appointments and always would wait in line with the other walk-ins. This method was not just inefficient, but it also took the fun out of the act of self-care. Groupon’s BeautyNow Booking feature completely changed the self-care game for me.
It’s not difficult for me to confess that I’m a woman of many thoughts. My head is constantly swirling with ideas, to-do items that never seem to fully get done, lingering thoughts from past conversations, and the internal dialogue I have always seemed to live with. My brain feels as loud as your favorite brunch spot on a Sunday – constant thoughts fighting to be the loudest in the room. There’s never any quiet, any honestly I was a little afraid to experience the quiet all along.
When I was invited to try Healing Waters Float Spa, a Houston floatation therapy spa that practices sensory deprivation, I was intrigued. When I began to read about it, I even freaked out a little and questioned if I could do it at all. In today’s blog, I’m sharing my experience with floatation therapy and the unexpected results I didn’t quite anticipate.