One of the (many) problems with eczema is that Tim’s skin is hard to deep clean. It’s not just the buildup that occurs — though it’s fascinating to me how quickly the man can heal from just about any cut or scrape. It’s also about keeping the pores clear of debris.
Lately, he’s been frustrated about this, so when Groupon offered a $50 Philosophy GC for $25 (plus two free facial peels) I decided to check it out. I had experienced one of their Oxygen Peels before and it was effective but without harsh chemicals.
So, today, we’re going to mosey on over to the store in Mesa and see how the facials treat him. If he is happy with the results, we’ll go ahead and use the groupon to get him some product. If not, I have a choice or two I might want to check out.
Don’t get me wrong, even at 50 percent off, I still wince at a $50 product that lasts only 10 uses. But if it helps him… Well, it’s still cheaper than a beauty school facial — which is another option we may have to investigate.
Speaking of, I am long overdue for ahaircut and a brow/lip wax at the local beauty school — $17 for all three, plus tax and tip. So I suppose it’s time I got that done. Once our finances have eased a bit, I think I’m going to put some red in. At under $40, it’ll be a fun change. Plus, it’ll cover some of the early gray that I inherited from my mom’s side of the family.
Of course, there are plenty of other ways to have frugal spa days. DIYs are nice. Especially when places like Ulta practically throw coupons at you.
Shop through a cash-back site like Mr. Rebates and you’ll get a rebate to ease the costs, too. For example, the site will currently give you 10 percent back from Ulta.com. A lot of skin care/pampering stores are having specials and bonus-cash-back offers for Mother’s Day.
Of course, I’ll always have a love for SpaFinder. It lets me find local, participating spas. The gift card I buy is good at any, and I can preview various sales and special offers. Best of all, I can use MyPoints to get SpaFinder GCs. At the very least, I can also go through Mr. Rebates and get 4 percent back from my purchase.
So what about you? What’s your favorite way to indulge a bit in some spa-like services — without spending the spa prices?